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i am summer for mangoes

June 27, 2012

So even though I am not much of a summer lover in terms of the weather, I AM a summer lover in terms of the food.


Ice Tea.

Fresh Fruit.

Sign me up.

I do love some summer food!

One of my favorite things to make in the summer is mango salsa. I typically serve it over grilled chicken or fish but feel free to grab a tortilla chip and go to town. Oooooh or make fish tacos.

Plus it super easy and pretty.

Now who doesn’t like pretty food?

Summer Mango Salsa

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 – 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Optional add-ins include avocado, cucumber, or jicama.

So tasty. I basically keep it stocked in the fridge all summer long for me and Keith to eat. That and fruit salsa. The two summer staples of the Bruneman household.

See? I am not a total summer Scrooge.

Do you have any summer staples?


17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2012 8:18 am

    Mmm I love mangoes! But I do NOT love chopping them up. Slippery little suckers.

    Summer staple is definitely fresh fruit, namely watermelon. Just can’t get enough lately!

  2. June 27, 2012 9:40 am

    Oh I definitely want to try this recipe!!

  3. June 27, 2012 9:40 am

    This sounds so good that I could eat it plain. I’m one of those strange people that doesn’t like mangos unless they are in something.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Summer staple? Camelbak filled with ice water and buckets and buckets of watermelon.

  4. Kalli and Bill permalink
    June 27, 2012 9:44 am

    oh this looks good! i love a nice cold beer in the summer πŸ™‚

  5. June 27, 2012 10:38 am

    I love mango salsa. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and savory and so good on fish!

  6. June 27, 2012 10:38 am

    I love summer food. It’s the best part. I’m all about summer salads that are loaded with mango and strawberries and things like that. They’re so delicious.
    And the smell of bbq in the air may be the best thing ever.

  7. June 27, 2012 1:32 pm

    had to check in and tell you that I loved your praise report today! I don’t think it’s any mistake that we’re friends. opposites, yet so much alike!

  8. June 27, 2012 2:44 pm

    I’m going to try this out tonight at a dinner party I’m having!! Have you ever tried it on top of your margarita chicken?

    • June 27, 2012 2:46 pm

      No! But I bet that would be fantastic!!! GREAT IDEA!

  9. June 27, 2012 6:12 pm

    We go through a ton of mangoes – our HEBs down here have them for 2/$1 all the time. I’m also a big watermelon eater, as in we go through one every 4 days or so. I can eat watermelon every day and still crave more.

  10. June 27, 2012 10:50 pm

    Yesssssss. You know I love it all. The heat, the food, the mango salsa. I’m in.

  11. June 28, 2012 10:21 am

    This looks delicious. I wish I liked mangoes! I wonder if peaches would sub in well?

    Summer staples for me are ice cream, baseball games, fruit, fruit and more fruit!

  12. June 28, 2012 1:29 pm

    I would like it without the tomato and onion so really then it’s just mango, jalapenos and some seasoning. Ha.

  13. June 29, 2012 8:47 am

    I love fruity salsas! Mangoes tend to be hit or miss with me. Sometimes I really love them and sometimes they are just so-so.

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