Of Getting Salsafied: Raw Mango Salsa and Ripe Pineapple Salsa

I tried out this ripe mango salsa in the peak of the mango season, and we loved it to bits. Ever since then, I have been wanting to try my hands at making salsa with raw mango, as well as with ripe pineapple. I managed to do both of these tasks a while ago, towards the fag end of the mango season, some time in late August, but didn’t get around to posting about it. I was able to lay my hands on the very last raw mango I would be able to get this year, I think, as well as a couple of those miniature pineapples that are flooding the market this time of the year. Both salsas turned out gorgeous, I am happy to say.

Take a look at them, will you?

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Raw mango salsa, served with store-bought baked nachos

How did I make the raw mango salsa? Here you go!

Ingredients (serves 2):

1 medium-sized raw mango (choose something like a Totapuri that isn’t very sour to begin with, and one that’s beginning to ripen, so it will be just the right mix of sweet and sour for the salsa), peeled and chopped finely

1 small tomato, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

A few stalks of fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

Salt, to taste

Honey, to taste

8-10 pickled jalapenos (store-bought), finely chopped

Method:

Just mix up all the ingredients, and there you go! Serve immediately, with baked nachos, canapes, chips, khakhras or on its own!

And that, there, is the ripe pineapple salsa.

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Ripe pineapple salsa

Here’s how I made the pineapple salsa.

Ingredients (serves 2):

1 small ripe pineapple, thorns and cores removed and finely chopped

1 small tomato, finely chopped

A few stalks of fresh coriander, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

Salt, to taste

A dash of lemon juice

Honey, to taste

8-10 pickled jalapenos (store-bought), finely chopped

Method:

Just mix up everything in a large mixing bowl. Serve immediately!

I hope you’ll try these out too, and that you will love them just as much as we did!

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Would you like to read about more tried and tested raw mango recipes from my kitchen? .

Here is all the stuff that we tried out last year.

A Thai-style raw mango and onion salad and Tamil New Year-special raw mango and neem flower pachadi are the only things I managed to try out this year, apart from this salsa of course.

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