My friend, Suvarna made this dish for her party. I liked it so much that I asked for her recipe immediately. Better yet, I made her come to my house and cook lunch with me and make a tutorial with me.
This is so good on its own. Or with a meat dish, like steak or stew or even a curry. And is fresh and summery. I’m going to make this forever.
Please note that all ingredients are to taste and it is not necessary to be exact in measurements.
Big thanks to Suvarna for doing this tutorial with me!
1.5 to 2 cups of sweet ripe mangoes (peeled and seed removed)
Zest from 1 lime
Juice from 1/2 to 1 lime
2 tablespoons of coriander leaves or mint leaves
2 tablespoons shallots/red onion (very thinly sliced)
1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon of sugar (or to taste)
2 teaspoons of chopped fresh chilli (seeds removed)
Begin by cutting the mangoes into small 1.5cm by 1.5cm cubes.
Place the mangoes in a large mixing bowl. Grate the zest of 1 lime into the mangoes.
Squeeze juice from half a lime into the mangoes. Add more lime juice to taste if required later.
Chop a bunch of coriander leaves (or use mint leaves if you hate the taste of coriander) into fine bits.
Add the chopped coriander to the mango mixture.
Stir well to combine. In fact, Suvarna recommended to stir well after the addition of every ingredient.
Cut the shallots or red onion into very thin slices.
Add the sliced shallots or red onion to the mango mixture and stir well to combine.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt or to taste.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper or to taste.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar or to taste.
Stir well to combine and do a taste test. Add lime juice, sugar, salt or pepper as necessary to get a nice savoury sweet tangy flavour.
Finally add the chopped chillis. Add according to your own heat tolerance. Some chillis are more spicy than others so add a little at a time till you acquire the desired spiciness. Stir well to combine.
Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place bowl in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour for the flavours to combine.
Keep the mango salsa chilled till ready to serve.
Seriously the nicest side dish ever. So easy to make too!
The printable version of this recipe is here -
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