See, during the "arctic blast" last Sunday, Hub and I had cabin fever and dropped the boys off for a bit while we went foraging for "something sweet." I had a serious craving for something to satisfy my sugar jones, so we ended up at Cost-Too-Much. I found a pack of ready-to-eat fresh pineapple spears that fit the bill.* Hub found a pack of ready-to-eat fresh mango that he had to have. I hate mango. I loathe the sliminess of it, and the taste is a bit too tart. I doubted that Hub would eat the whole pack, so I asked him twice if he really would eat the whole pack. He said he would. Well, five days later, TDP had eaten some, but the rest of it was still in the fridge. So I had to do something to dispose of the mango. Since we had Mexican theme, I thought some salsa would be a good addition.
Problem was, I've never made mango salsa, and I didn't have a recipe for it. The Internets came to the rescue, with several variations. I ended up taking one and extrapolating some to come up with my own version. And I have to say, it was loverly and spicy and gave just the right kick to the fajitas and chips. And today, I had some of the left-over salsa with my salmon and rice, for a just-right light dinner. So, the recipe:
- ~1 cup mango -- diced very small -- really more julienned and then cut smaller
- 1 bunch of green onions -- I started at the bulb end and cut up about five inches worth of the greens
- 2/3 red pepper -- this wasn't called for in the recipe but I thought it would add pretty color
- 1/2 bunch of cilanthro -- I ran this through the food processor
- 1/2 c. of lime juice
ORN -- I may or may not run 2.5 miles today. Depends on how I feel later. I'm a little tight from this weekend's activity, so I might end up with weights instead.
*ooh, and how strange and twisted that I found pineapple a cure for my sugar jones? that's a huge step forward from my usual need for a Blizzard or a chunk of cheesecake.