Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman / themom100.com

As I write this, I am practically in tears from the oppressive heat that has wrapped itself around our area of the world like an unwelcome, itchy wool blanket in the middle of July. I get this whole four seasons thing.  I approve of the whole four seasons thing.   I chose to live in an area of the world that has all four seasons.  But something has gone wrong.

 

Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Al Gore, is it too late?  Mother Nature, whatever the hell we did to piss you off so much, I’m sorry.  Can I make you some fruit salsa to make it up to you?

Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman / themom100.com

The only thing that is happening in my kitchen today is something that involves no heat at all, other than the heat from raw ginger and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Mango salsas sometimes appear as fresh counterpoints to Caribbean dishes, but this Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa  is such a juicy and sweet and flavorful condiment it can dress up the simplest piece of grilled or pan-seared (but not today) pork or fish or chicken.  It was amazing on this Horseradish Ginger Salmon.

 

Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman / themom100.com

You can play around with any combination of citrus juices or zest, and dial up the amount of ginger and red pepper flakes as you like to bump up the heat.

This recipe involves no heat at all, other than the heat from raw ginger and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

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Now I have to go and resume my self-indulgent imaginary weeping.

But first:

Other Salsa Recipes:

 

Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa / Photo by Kerri Brewer / Katie Workman / themom100.com

And if you want to keep the gingery theme going with a drink to pair up with this salsa, here are some lovely choices.

Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa

Completely fresh and interesting and the nicest way to dress up a simple piece of fish or meat.
Yield: 8 People
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely diced or chopped ripe but firm mango
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • ½ grated fresh orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste

Directions

  • In a medium bowl add the mango, orange juice, lemon or lime juice, orange zest, red onion, ginger, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes and stir gently until well combined

Nutrition Information

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2mg

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