Mango, red pepper & cilantro salsa


I think anybody that knows me will tell you how much I love this little blog of mine, and how dedicated I am to it.  But sometimes there is just too much going on in Real Life to do much blogging.  You see, the Catch-22 of blogging is that the more you do that’s worth blogging about, the less time you have to blog about it – and that pretty fairly sums up the last few days.

The London Wine Fair, a lovely visit to The Wine Theatre for a Prosecco tasting, the completion of a rather large and exciting purchase on Friday and a weekend of seeing tradesmen (more on this mysterious event later…), plus a lunch for good friends this afternoon.  And, um, about an hour spent on the blog!!

To be honest, blogging is not the only activity that’s suffered this last week – there has been little time for creative cooking too.  But this is something quck and delicious that I did manage to put together, so I’ll leave you with this recipe until I can put together a proper post about the Big Purchase…!

This salsa is a symphony of contrasts:  soft mango, crunchy pepper; sweet fruit and spicy chilli – and of course there are the vibrant jewel colours. It is the perfect match for seared tuna steaks, but would also be good with chicken breasts or pork fillet.  My tuna steaks & salsa were great with steamed asparagus and my roasted potato salad.



1 ripe mangoMangoSalsa2Web
1/2 a red pepper
2 spring onions
2 good handfuls of cilantro (coriander) leaves
juice of 1 lime
chilli powder


Peel and dice the mango.  Deseed and dice the red pepper.  Thinly slice the spring onions (green and white parts).  Wash and chop the cilantro leaves.

Mix all ingredients together and add the lime juice and chilli powder.  I used just a pinch, but if you like your food spicy, increase the amount of chilli powder to taste.  If possible, allow the salsa to rest so that the flavours can meld.

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  1. Deb in Indiana says

    Recipe looks great! You have a typo, though, in “green and white parts.”
    I could never be a blogger — my fingers are too fat!
    Love your recipes, and your pictures, and especially the taste of S.A.

  2. says

    This salsa is beautiful! I think I would love to serve it with my pimenton roast chicken or maybe a pork tenderloin roasted with some smoky, spicy flavors. It sounds so fresh and light!

  3. says

    I hear you with the catch-22 of blogging. So true!! Anyway, this salsa looks totally amazing. I can’t wait to make some for myself. Sorry that I’ve been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.

  4. says

    Salsa looks great – bright and flavourful! And a mysterious big purchase – you now have me guessing! Looking forward to hearing about it.

  5. says

    OMG! You got a life! Just kidding, I think it was you who told me in the early days that only people without a life blogged. Haha!
    On the food front: Add some avocado and some flatbread with Dukkah and I’m in heaven.

  6. says

    The Catch 22 is so true. Take care of your business. It will all make for eeeeven more fascinating blogging down the line. I hope i can make it to the 5 year mark!
    Mangos are on my shopping list today.

  7. says

    We made very similar meals last week and I didn’t see this. I made tomato mango salsa with basil on halibut. It’s nice to see someone thinking and cooking the same way. I like your idea of spring onions. But, I didn’t have a prosseco tasting! Oh darn!