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Watermelon and Mango Salsa

Salsa does not always have to be assertively spicy. While there is and always will be a place for salsas whose heat makes diners stand up and take notice, sometimes you would prefer a salsa, which is cool, sweet, and soothing.

The following watermelon mango salsa recipe, as you will soon find, is one of those salsas. While jalapeno peppers do number among its ingredients, the fruit flavors of the mango and watermelon are allowed to take center stage here, with a supporting cast, which includes tart green apple, red bell peppers, and sweet onion.

Enjoy this salsa with your favorite chips or with seafood, which this salsa seems almost tailor made to accompany. In fact, this salsa makes for a great change of pace from the usual tomato salsa. No matter how you serve it, this salsa is sure to please everyone at your table.

Salsa does not always have to be assertively spicy. While there is and always will be a place for salsas whose heat makes diners stand up and take notice, sometimes you would prefer a salsa which is cool, sweet, and soothing.

The following watermelon mango salsa recipe, as you will soon find, is one of those salsas. While jalapeno peppers do number among its ingredients, the fruit flavors of the mango and watermelon are allowed to take center stage here, with a supporting cast, which includes tart green apple, red bell peppers, and sweet onion.

Enjoy this salsa with your favorite chips or with seafood, which this salsa seems almost tailor made to accompany. In fact, this salsa makes for a great change of pace from the usual tomato salsa. No matter how you serve it, this salsa is sure to please everyone at your table.

Salsa is often brought out along with tortilla chips at Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants, but if you are looking for an upgrade on that typical flavor, try something brand new, such as this watermelon and mango salsa. The fresh flavors included in the mixture work in harmony to offer something you simply cannot get from the inferior kind of salsa.

The lackluster salsas served at restaurants and available in jars from the grocery store pale when compared to this amazing fruity mixture which boasts lots of fresh flavors in every mouthful. Making salsa is very easy and you can throw together a homemade salsa in a matter of minutes, which is yet another reason to make your own.

Tropical Mango Salsa with Watermelon
Summary: This lightly spiced, fruity salsa is so easy to prepare, and it goes with anything. Serve it with chips or crackers, or alongside your favorite meat or fish.
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 3 – 4 cups watermelon, seeded and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 – 2 ripe mangos, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 large green apple, diced
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced (red, Vidalia, Walla Walla, any type you prefer)
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (you can use more if you prefer)
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. This recipe will be a bit easier to make if you use a seedless watermelon, since deseeding melon can be a bit of a chore. In either case, chop the melon, deseeding if needed.
  2. Chop your mangos, taking care to cut around the large flat seed as you do.
  3. Try to match the size of your melon and mango cubes to make a more consistent salsa.
  4. Dice the green apple, onion, and red pepper finely and mince the jalapeno, combining all of the above in a large bowl (a salad bowl works well for this watermelon mango salsa recipe).
  5. Pour lime juice over the top along with a pinch of salt and white pepper, stir and taste.
  6. Add a little more salt and pepper if desired and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  7. This salsa tends to be rather watery, so you may want to pour off some or most of the liquid before serving.
  8. Make only what you will use within a day or so, as this salsa does not keep particularly well beyond that point.

Photo Description:

Watermelon and mango salsa offers a fruity twist on the classic Mexican salsa recipes, and it is well worth making. The sweet, fruity flavors combine with tart green apple, onion, red pepper, chili pepper, and lime juice, for a mouthwatering result. If you are more used to plain tomato salsa, why not try making this fruity recipe instead, for a change of pace? The photo shows one way of presenting the salsa, offering it in a decorative dish with some crispy tortilla chips alongside, and what a fabulously simple yet satisfying appetizer that would make.
 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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