While I am 100% on board the ‘fresh is best’ wagon, sometimes ingredients may not be in season, or may be too expensive.
Such was the case when I had a craving for mango recently, and wanted to create a fruity salsa to serve alongside some spicy chicken and beans. With not a fresh mango in sight, however, I turned to tinned mango instead – which meant that we could have a summery dish even though the temperatures were still in single digits outside.
Combined with cucumber, spring onions, lime, red chilli and fresh mint – we soon had ourselves a lovely sweet and spicy salsa. I think avocado would also be a nice addition…next time perhaps?
Although this was a relatively simple dish, it was definitely a hit, and will almost certainly be making further appearances when mangoes come back into season!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
- 500 grams diced mango (fresh or tinned)
- 2 cucumbers deseeded and diced
- 3 spring onions finely sliced
- 2 tbs mint leaves shredded
- 1 lime zested and juiced
- 1 red chilli sliced
- Combine all ingredients and season to taste.