The groundhog’s six more weeks of winter has officially passed. With spring rapidly fading into summer, that means one thing: fresh produce. This fruit salsa is a fresh take on a Mexican food favorite, and makes use of all the fresh fruit coming into season. It’s easy to prepare and works well as a dip, a topping, or even a snack by itself!
3/4 cup diced strawberries
3/4 cup diced mango*
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced**
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
Juice of 1 lime
In a large bowl, combine strawberries, mango, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, honey and lime juice.
Serve immediately alone, as a topping on chicken or fish, or with your favorite baked tortilla chips or whole grain crackers!
* Not sure how to tango with the mango? Check out this video
on how to dice a mango (and learn a cool trick for turning a slice inside out!)
** Whether you like your salsa mild or mouth-burningly hot, you can set the spice using your jalapeño. The flavor of a jalapeño comes from its green flesh, but the spice comes from the white membrane and seeds inside the pepper. If you like your salsa mild, skip the seeds and membrane altogether. If you like a little more heat, mince the membrane and add it and some seeds to the mix. Jalapeñ-pro-tip: when you pick your pepper at the store, give it a sniff. If it tickles your throat it’s muy caliente!