Mango, red pepper & cilantro salsa

by Jeanne on May 17, 2009

in Recipes - gluten-free, Recipes - vegan, Recipes - vegetarian


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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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb in Indiana May 18, 2009 at 1:02 am

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.


Haley J. May 18, 2009 at 3:55 am

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!


Elyse May 18, 2009 at 5:25 am

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.


nina May 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

Blogging is hard work…..especially making something to blog about, so I understand…..
So what’s the secret????


Kit May 18, 2009 at 10:38 am

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


grace May 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm

beautiful, sweet, and spicy–everything i aspire to be AND everything i like my salsa to be. :)


Núria May 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Mmmmm, fresh Tuna and all these ingredients and different textures… sounds delicious to me! Easy and healthy :D.
Want to dive into an omelet sea?


Manggy May 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Don’t worry, Jeanne– we’ll be waiting :) Meanwhile, mango and red pepper is a match made in heaven for me! :)


Jan May 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Re; the catch-22 of blogging – I know what you mean!
Your salsa looks lovely.


Dragon May 19, 2009 at 2:17 am

This salsa is happiness in a bowl. I love the colours!


elra May 19, 2009 at 2:42 am

Delicious salsa, love the mango in there too.


Cookin' Canuck May 19, 2009 at 3:37 am

Yes, I understand about your dilemma of having enough time to blog when you’re busy cooking (etc) for said blog. Beautiful recipe!


John May 19, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Look so good. Is it easy to do?


Hillary May 20, 2009 at 7:47 pm

This looks awesome! Thank you! For another mango salsa recipe, try Avocado and Mango Salsa.


jen May 21, 2009 at 12:57 am

This looks like a wonderful recipe, especially with fish. I will have to try it soon. Thanks for the great post and the wonderful blog. I really enjoy reading it!


african vanielje May 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

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.


Angela @ A Spoonful of Sugar May 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I love it when you do salsas, Jeanne. They’re always so imaginative and vibrant!


courtney May 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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.


Kevin May 27, 2009 at 2:03 am

I like a nice and simple mango and red pepper salsa. Another one is mango and black bean.


Angela@SpinachTiger May 27, 2009 at 3:50 am

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!


Rosemary May 29, 2009 at 9:52 am

I so understand what you saying about blog time, not to mention visiting other blogs!
Always a pleasure to visit yours.


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