May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Posted in Food, Holidays, Recipes, Traditions tagged , , , , at 6:57 am by Liliana

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Cinco de Mayo (“fifth of May”) is a holiday primarily celebrated in the Mexican state of Puebla as a commemoration of the Mexican victory over the French in 1862. In the United States and countries around the world, it is recognized as a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, food and customs.

Bring the taste of Mexico to your home with this delicious salsa recipe. Its flavors will take you to a sweet, sunny, exotic place.

Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2  cups mixed fruit – (chopped and peeled mango, papaya, peaches, plums, and pineapple)
  • 1/2  cup chopped red and green sweet pepper
  • 1/4  cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4  cup snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2  tablespoons lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 fresh jalapeno or Serrano peppers, seeded and finely chopped

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl stir together mixed fruit, sweet peppers, green onions, herbs, juice, and peppers. Cover; chill at least 2 hours before serving.
  2. Serve as a dip for chips or fresh vegetables or as a condiment for tacos, quesadillas, burgers, steaks, chicken, or fish. Makes about 2 cups.