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!