The other night I had a few girlfriends over to have a super casual dinner party. I’m a big fan of these laid back style of get-togethers. With the right menu, you don’t have to spend forever in the kitchen and usually your guests are only staying a couple of hours so they are the type of event easy to add into people’s social calendars.
Now that the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer, I wanted the menu to be light, easy (and of course healthy) summer dishes that could be shared amongst all the guests. Majority of the food was plant based and raw dishes, so it was food I felt good serving to my guests.
The dish that got eaten up the quickest was my version of a summery mango salsa. There are of course several varieties that can be done with a mango salsa, but my twist on it was a definite crowd pleaser. It is delicious eaten on its own with tortilla chips and is also amazing served with fun spin on fish tacos if that’s your thing.
The nice thing about a salsa recipe is you don’t have to be too concerned about getting accurate measurements of your ingredients. You can kind of just wing it and usually the results are delicious. That said, for the purpose of this blog post, below is my spin on a Summery Mango Salsa:
- 2 ripe mangos
- 5 large strawberries
- 1 small tomato
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/4 red onion
- 1/2 – 1 jalapeno pepper, depending on your spice preference
- 1/4 c of freshly chopped cilantro
- a few mint leaves, chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- Chop the mangos, strawberries, tomato, red bell pepper and red onion into equal size pieces.
- Finely chop the jalapeno pepper.
- Finely chop cilantro and mint
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl
- Squeeze fresh lime juice across the mixture
- Mix all together and enjoy!
I already have a couple of events that I plan to bring this dish as an fun appetizer. It dresses up any table with its amazing colours and has the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavours. There are SO many ways you could enjoy this amazing salsa! It would be amazing served on a cucumber canape with a bit of goat cheese for an easy but impressive healthy appetizer.