I can’t believe it’s actually spring! Every day may not feel like it just yet, but I am so happy to see the weather improving.
This week I was shopping for our weekly meal plan, and I was craving something fresh. Specifically, some kind of salsa. We love salsa at our house!
Both Jon and I eat lots of spicy foods, vegetables, and fruit. Many times, we eat our salsa with just a spoon. I have made salsa with tomatillos many times before. It’s great, but I wanted to try something new.
At the store, I walked by a stand filled with bags of small, tart green apples. I had an idea: apple salsa! I sent Jon and text, and we created the recipe together. He requested mango, and I wanted to add some spice.
The recipe below is what we came up with. It’s really fantastic! I just ate another bowl plain. It’s also really good with cinnamon sugar pita chips. I was worried about the apples turning brown, but the lemon juice and other ingredients seem to keep them pretty fresh. I’d say this recipe makes about 8 generous servings.
apple mango salsa
- 6 small green apples (or 3 medium/large green apples)
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1-2 mangos (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 1/2 sweet onion
- 1 jalapeño (with the seeds removed)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Chop the apples, bell peppers, mangos, jalapeño, and onion into small pieces. I used a food chopper to save time, but you don’t need one. A food processor will work, but it will pulverize the ingredients and your salsa may end up a little watery.
2. Mix the chopped ingredients in a large bowl, and add the cilantro.
3. Add the lemon juice and stir.
4. Season the salsa with salt and pepper.
I hope you enjoy this sweet and spicy treat! Please let me know if you make any fun variations that I should try…