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Mango salsa is a fresh, flavorful, and versatile dish that can be used as a condiment, side dish, or main course. The origins of mango salsa are unclear, but it is believed to have originated in Central America. Mango salsa is thought to have gained popularity in the United States in the 1980s, when it was introduced by Latin American immigrants.
Mango salsa is typically made with fresh mangos, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño peppers. The sweetness of the mangoes is balanced by the acidity of the lime juice and the heat of the jalapeño peppers. Mango salsa can be served with chips, on tacos, or as a topping for grilled meats or fish.
While mango salsa is often associated with Latin American cuisine, it can be adapted to suit any taste. For a sweeter salsa, add honey or brown sugar. For a spicier salsa, increase the amount of jalapeño peppers or add cayenne pepper. For a more savory salsa, add garlic or smoked paprika. The possibilities are endless!
Making mango salsa is a great way to bring the flavors of summer to any dish. For best results, start with ripe mangos that have a sweet aroma and a deep yellow-orange color. Peel and dice the mangos into small cubes and add in some chopped red onion and bell peppers. For added flavor, add diced jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and lime juice. Lastly, season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy your mango salsa as a side dish to your favorite meals or as an accompaniment to chips and tacos.
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