Posted on | April 20, 2007 | 17 Comments |
Homemade salsa has a recurring role in all my dinner party productions. It is easy to make, looks pretty and goes well with a variety of dishes from chips to lamb chops to grilled fish. I keep experimenting with ingredients, and since I was running out of ideas for the event A Fruit A Month, I thought of trying an Apple Salsa. The mangoes were added to the salsa mainly to add some color, since the apple pieces are not all that pretty to look at once it is skinned, but the apple-mango combination turned out really great in the taste department too!
All the ingredients are approximate measurements. Salsas are so versatile, you can experiment with the measures to get the taste that you like.
- 1 apple skinned and diced (Any variety would work, See Note.)
- 1/2 cup skinned and diced mango (use a ripe but firm variety).
- 1/4 cup diced red onions
- 1 medium sized tomato, seeds removed and diced.
- 1 jalapeno pepper sliced thin
- 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
- Salt and Pepper to season
- For the dressing:
- 1 tbsp jalapeno jelly
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
To make the dressing, whisk together the jalapeno jelly and the lime juice till the jelly is broken up into tiny pieces.
Add all the remaining ingredients and toss well to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
- I used the yellow color Golden Delicious apple for this, since the flesh of it stays white longer than other varieties.
- Apple tend to darken after cutting. Rub the apple pieces with a piece of lime to avoid the discoloration. For this recipe, after the apple is diced, sprinkle a little lime juice and toss to coat to keep it from darkening.
- Do not mix the dressing ahead of time, since the salsa will tend to get watery if kept for a while.
- I used store brought jalapeno jelly, it adds a nice kick, but you can skip that if you don’t have it, just use lime juice for the dressing. With all these tasty ingredients, it won’t really be missed.
The salsa was sweet and tangy and spicy at the same time. The apple pieces added a nice crunch to it. This salsa will go great with grilled meat and seafood. Or just serve with plain nachos.
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