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!
(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.