Come summer and you would see that our fruit baskets are loaded with ripe and juicy mangoes. Rightly referred to as the king of fruits, it is arguably the most popular fruit around the world. It is not even an exaggeration to say that the summer season in India remains incomplete without indulging in mangoes. Whether ripe or raw, we love to enjoy this stone fruit all season long. While the raw mangoes are mainly used to prepare chutney, achaar, sabzi and more, the ripened ones are enjoyed as is. All you have to do is wash a ripe mango, peel and enjoy! Already slurping? Most fascinating is that we find a wide variety of mangoes all over India, growing one after the other throughout the season. And if you’re like us, you also love to make the most of it in every way possible. In addition to the juicy mangoes as they are, we also prepare a wide variety of dishes with the fruit. Take, for example, mango milkshake and mango kheer. You just can’t deny that adding a few slices of mango to our regular milkshake and kheer recipes improves the taste and flavors by leaps and bounds. Then we have the classic mango cakes, mango candies and more. That’s not all.
We also like to experiment with our mango-based recipes. And one of those experiments that recently made us happy and satisfied is mango salsa. You heard us. A summery version of the popular Mexican dip, mango salsa adds the right amount of sweetness to the dish to make it perfect in terms of flavors. Sounds delicious; is it not? So without further ado, let’s take a look at the recipe.
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Special summer recipe: Making mango salsa
To start, peel a mango and cut the flesh into small cubes. In a bowl, add chopped red onion, green chilli, coriander leaves and scallions. Add the sliced mangoes.
Then sprinkle lemon juice, salt, black pepper and olive oil over it and mix. Garnish with some pomegranate seeds and serve.
You can have it as is or pair it with nachos, toasted bread or plain roti – you have multiple options to experiment with.
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About Somdatta SahaExplorer- that’s what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it food, people or places, all she craves is knowing the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.