Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Homemade, Fermented Mango-Peach Salsa

It is such a beautiful spring day!  Yes, I think spring is finally here in the mountains of Colorado- at least I hope so... :)
To celebrate warmer weather and greener things to come, I have made a delicious fermented treat- mango-peach salsa.  My youngest son LOVES this salsa, but mangoes are not a regular crop here- so I was so excited to find some organic mangoes in our local King Soopers.  If you've never had mangoes before, they compliment peaches so well!  Mangoes have a tropical, tangy flavor- sweet, but not pineapple sweet.  And, the color of the fruit is amazing- anywhere from yellow to dark orange. This recipe makes a colorful, happy salsa that tastes as good as it looks!

Here's what you'll need for your own salsa:

1 cup peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
2 med. tomatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 c red onion
3/8 cup citrus juice (lemon, lime or grapefruit)
5 mint leaves, chopped
1/8 cup cilantro, chopped
1 t red pepper flakes
1/8 t cayenne pepper (optional)
1 t sea salt

Mix all ingredients together and press into a quart canning jar.  Cap tightly for 3-5 days, then transfer to cold storage.  That's it!

The mangoes and peaches blend nicely!

What a colorful salsa!  And, so yummy!

The finished product.  This won't last long...

Enjoy a little bit of summer starting now!

This post was inspired by this recipe on, a wonderful place for all things fermented!  (No, I am not getting paid to say that :))