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3 Easy Salsa Recipes with a Twist [Tropical, Chunky, Fruity]

Though tomatoes are the real star of most salsas, various fruits are always a welcome addition. They shake up the textures and flavors, offerinh a wide variety of extra yummy oomph to your regular salsa.

 

Spicy Mango Salsa (Chef de Home)

This Spicy Mango Salsa from Chef de Home is a great one to make if your family loves mangoes. This tropical treat features a melange of lovely flavors from mangoes, strawberries, cilantro, bell peppers and red onion. This is perfect with fish tacos, salmon, or a simple bowl of chips. 

"Sweet and Spicy fresh Mango Salsa with kick of jalapeno, chilies, and sweet juicy strawberries. Perfect to scoop with chips."

Ingredients:

  • 3 Mangos (peeled)
  • 1/2 lbs Strawberries (small diced)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (small diced, seeds discarded)
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion (small diced)
  • 1/2 Bunch Cilantro (fresh, about 1/2 cup when chopped)
  • 2 Jalapeno (seed removed, minced)
  • 2-3 Limes (to get aout 1/4 cup lime juice)
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt

via Spicy Mango Salsa (Chef de Home)

 

Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe (Natasha's Kitchen)

Natasha's Kitchen has a great recipe called Fresh Peach Salsa - a great salsa to whip up on a Spring or Summer picnic! The fruity taste of the fresh peaches blends well with the juicy sweetness of tomatoes. Bell peppers, jalapenos, onions and cilantro make this salsa burst with yummy flavors.   

"The peaches were delicious in this salsa. I like that peach salsa is a little less acidic than a regular tomato salsa. Not only is it really good as an appetizer with tortilla chips, it's also really good as a topping for fish or pork; who would have thought?"

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb tomatoes diced
  • 1 bell pepper 4 oz, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and finely diced
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 lbs peaches diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste

 via Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe (Natasha's Kitchen)

 

Avocado Salsa (Closet Cooking)

If you love guacamole, you'll surely adore this Avocado Salsa recipe from Closet Cooking. This recipe highlights the creaminess of avocados with the sweetness of tomatoes and tartness of lime. Compared to your regular guac, this recipe is a chunkier version - you can taste each flavor separately, creating a party in your palate. 

"Despite being so easy this salsa is so amazingly good with the cool and creamy avocados, the juicy tomatoes, tangy onions jalapeno heat and the freshness from the lime juice and cilantro!" 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large avocados, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1 romano/plum tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste

via Avocado Salsa (Closet Cooking)

 

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

Not quite sure how to shop for the best tomatoes at the grocery store? There's a simple rule to it - the stronger the smell of the tomato, the stronger its taste would be.      



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