February 27, 2011

womangos

Womanure. Womandoline. Womanipulate. Womanicure. Womanicotti.


Don't mind me. Just trying to be politically correct here.

I can't think of an occasion on which I ate fresh mango before having it in this salsa. Dried? Yes, many times. Frozen? Of course. Pureed? Absolutely. Fresh? No, ma'am (or sir, as the case may be). I was positively thrilled by its intense burst of juicy flavor--'twas the perfect complement to the crisp cucumbers, spicy jalapenos, and powerful red onions accompanying it here. The presence of my favorite herb made the stuff even more refreshing. I had it as a side to some cheesy black bean quesadillas, but it would match so many things, from seafood (none for me, thanks) to grilled pork chops.

I don't mean to sound like a womaniac, but it's crazy good. Open your womandibles, put in a forkful, and womanducate!

And a(wo)men.

Womango Salsa
(based on this recipe by Ellie Krieger)
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
1-2 tablespoons jalapeno, finely chopped
1/3 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine the mango, cucumber, jalapeno, red onion, tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro leaves and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for a few hours to let the flavors mingle.

60 comments:

oneordinaryday said...

You crack me up, Grace. LOL And the salsa sounds great!

shaz said...

Grace! I am so happy you have been exposed to the charms of fresh (wo)mango. They are one of my favourite foods ever. I will eat them for (wo)many years to come ;P

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A divine salsa! I love mangoes.

Cheers,

Rosa

Angie's Recipes said...

hehe...I had to LOL a few times when I was reading this....Love salsa..

Pam said...

This sounds fantastic! (I tried to think of a witty comment, but I'm only on my first cup of coffee - witty requires a second cup).

Nisrine, Dinners and Dreams said...

Hehe, love it! Everything is better with a "wo". Women rock and so does this womango salad!!

Gloria said...

Love mangoes, look delicious really! gloria

Faith said...

Lol, love this post, Grace! And this salsa...I bet it's great on so many things!

cooking rendez-vous said...

Thanks again Grace for you recipe. I'm too traditional in the way I use mangos. Also I wish I could master English to be as funny as you are...

vanillasugar said...

perfect for burritos!!!

Joanne said...

(Wo)Mango just so happens to be my favorite fruit! And so this salsa is likely going to be my new favorite condiment. Love what you've done with it.

Rhondi said...

This looks so fresh, flavorful, and light. I can't wait to make some womangos!

Foodycat said...

I love fresh mangoes so much they seldom last long enough to get into a salsa! But with black bean quesadillas it sounds delicious.

bellini valli said...

Start writing your womanuscript since you will be famous for this recipe Grace.

Kate said...

Mango salsa is a great treat!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I love mango salsa and all your woman words were hilarious!

tamilyn said...

Why did I keep hearing Helen Reddy singing "I am Woman" in my head while reading this?

There is a fresh-mex place that makes an awesome mango salsa-which is great for me as I do not like regular salsa. Can't do chunks of tomato. I know, I know..

Kerstin said...

Haha, love this post. Looks like the perfect way to enjoy mangos too - I'd like to serve it over fish :)

Melanie said...

You are hilarious. And this salsa looks tremendous. I love me a good mango salsa.

Cheryl said...

You are darned funny! I have recently decided they are OK, our local Restaurant called Chevys Fresh Mex has a very similar side dish. I am going to have to make this, YUM

MaryBeth said...

Miss Grace you are a big kick in the head...always keeping me in stitches. My husband is drooling over the salsa.

lisa is cooking said...

You won't like hearing this, but I love mango salsa with fish! It sounds fantastic with black beans too. Love the kick of jalapenos in it!

Lynda said...

I love mango salsa and yours sounds extra good Grace....sounds awesome with black beans; I've eaten it with chips too-yum!
I could never come up with the words you do-you are just so talented and funny! :)

Tia said...

youre too funny!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Haha! I finally understood what you meant there! I must admit you did have me puzzled...

restaurants said...

Your food photos are amazing! I’ve been lurking on your blog for awhile and finally thought I’d
say something…. your photography is excellent.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love any and all salsa.

Barbara said...

Hah! You are a hoot, Grace!
Love salsa, love mangoes.
(wo)mmmmmmm.

marla said...

I love mango salsa! The flavors are fresh & bright - it compliments so many great dishes out there. Love it over salmon. Great recipe! xo

The Teacher Cooks said...

I can always count on you to make me laugh! Great looking salsa, too.

Jannett said...

Sounds like a great recipe.. :o)

kat said...

oh yeah mango salsa is amazing

Lucie said...

I could eat womany bowls of this!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love mango and mango salsa, so good with lots of things!

Julie said...

Too funny, and delicious!

Pam said...

I love every ingredient in this tasty salsa and I just happen to have a ripe mango in my kitchen right now. MMmmm.

Hungry Dog said...

I love mangoes plain, in salsa, any which way. They are one of the best fruits on the planet!! Glad you discovered them.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

What a great salsa and a funny title, haha! You have a beautiful blog and I’m so glad to have found it. I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes and seeing more! :) - Georgia

Laura said...

I love mango salsa/salad. Of any kind. YUM. I also, by the way, adore Timothy Olyphant. That man is just one big sin wrapped up in most gorgeous packaging....

Julie M. said...

You always bring a smile to my face. I'm so glad you enjoyed the womango! My kids adore fresh mangos. And I'm pretty positive I'd adore this salsa. Yum!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I wish I had your sense of...humor?...politally correctness?... I love mango salsa. Glad you discovered it!

Carolyn Jung said...

The name of the dish made me smile. The look of the dish made me super hungry. ;)

foodhoe said...

lol, clever as usual! I love womangos too!

Juliana said...

Grace, going through the ingredients list made my mouth water...love the mango in it...so refreshing.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I love mango...yum!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I'm a recent convert to mangoes. Now my family will go through a whole Cosco box of them. The salsa looks fab!

Shanae Branham said...

Adorable play on words. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was fun hearing about how you had come close to plowing over a cow. It reminds me how when we dove down in the lower forty-eight with my kids for the first time my son went crazy every time we saw a cow. No biggie if it was a moose...but a cow--WOW!

sweetlife said...

we love manogs, I mean womangos, lol a perfect salsa!!

sweetlife

Hornsfan said...

Clever as always Grace - I love the look of this Salsa! Its sure to bring visions of summer

scrambledhenfruit said...

This salsa looks great! I love mangos- they go so well with everything! :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

LOL you crack me up my dear. This looks delicious!

tasteofbeirut said...

Love the sweet and pungent here! I could eat gallons of this so easily.

Mimi said...

Too funny. Nothing like a sweet ripe mango.
Mimi

A frog in the cottage said...

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Lori said...

I love mango. Love it in any way shape or form! Would totally love to dig into this with a chip!

~~louise~~ said...

I love your sense of humor Grace:)

I'm not much of a mango buff but you have coerced me to try again.

Thanks for the smile and the share...

Emily said...

This looks glorious! Perfect for summertime!

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Elle said...

About time you had a fresh mango! And who could resist the title of this post, haha! I had no idea what to expect upon opening it. Love the salsa-how perfect for enjoying with crispy chips and a cool drink when the weather gets warmer.

Carolyn Jung said...

Bet this would be great in a fish taco! Yum!