Mango-Mint Salsa is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer evening. Mango-Mint Salsa is delicious served alongside grilled pork, chicken and/or shellfish. It’s also great served with lime flavored tortilla chips.
Cool and Refreshing
Cool off this summer with this cool and refreshing salsa. Mango-Mint salsa gets it’s tropical flare from the chopped mango, the spice comes from the red onion and jalapeno. Mint lends a cool breeze to this salsa, with lime juice adding a citrus tang.
Serve this sensational salsa with Garlic-Lime Shrimp or any grilled fish. Grilled Tuna, Halibut or Mahi Mahi. Recipe Note: Mahi-mahi is the Hawaiian name for the species Coryphaena hippurus, also known as dolphin fish in English. Please don’t worry, we’re not talking about Flipper, the bottle-nose dolphin, which is an air-breathing mammal.
History of Mint
Long a symbol of hospitality, Greek mythology claims that mint was once the nymph Mentha. She angered Pluto’s wife Peresphone, who turned her into this aromatic herb. There are over 30 species of mint, the two most popular and widely available being peppermint and spearmint. Peppermint being the most pungent of the two. It has bright green leaves, purple-tinged stems and a peppery flavor. Spearmint leaves are gray-green or true green and have a milder flavor and fragrance. Mint grows wild throughout the world and is cultivated in Europe, the US and Asia.
Mint is most plentiful during the summer months but many grocery stores now carry it year round. Choose leaves that are evenly colored with no sign of wilting. Store a bunch of mint as you would parsley and cilantro, cut stems with a scissors, place cut stems down in a glass of water with a plastic bag over the leaves. Refrigerated this way for up to one week, changing water ever 2 days. Mint is available fresh, dried, as an extract and in the form of oil of peppermint or oil of spearmint.
- 2 cups
- 3/4 cup
minced red onion
jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
- 1 medium-size
red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon
chopped fresh mint
- 3 tablespoons
fresh lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss well.