When I was growing up, my mother often made these gorgeously fruity salsa dips to have alongside barbecues, so the other day I decided I would try to replicate one of her recipes, and the result was an amazing, fresh mango, lime & coriander salsa.

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Mango
  • 1/2 of a Cucumber
  • 2 Medium-sized Tomatoes (slightly sour in taste)
  • 4 Springs of Coriander
  • 1 Thai Chili
  • 1 Lime

The method:

Chop up your mango, cucumber and tomatoes, and combine them in a bowl.

Next, de-seed your Thai chilies, cutting a slit, lengthwise, into your chili and using a spoon to scrape out the insides. Next, finely (very finely) chop your chili and add it to the bowl.

Then take your coriander springs and finely chop them up, adding these into your bowl as well. Once you are done chopping, take your lime and squeeze all of the juice from it over your chopped ingredients.

Now mix everything together and you should be left with a nice, citrus and mango flavoured salsa, which you can use to top off salads, or to enjoy alongside a nice and hefty steak.

The end product:

My version of this delicious salsa looks like this:

Fresh Mango, Lime & Coriander Salsa

For a more saucy, salsa type texture, I would suggest adding everything into a chopper, as this will get a better result in terms of chopping your ingredients much more finely. You’ll also get everything mixed up more, and your chili will be perfectly combined into the juices of the salsa.

If you do use a chopper though, I would still suggest chopping the chili and coriander separately and by hand. This is simply because you will need to chop these much more finely than the rest of your ingredients.

Do you have any deliciously fruity (or less fruity) salsa recipes to share?  Let me know by leaving a comment below!