The other night I threw together a few ingredients and made this Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa:
I like easy recipes that are full of flavor with just a handful of ingredients, and this is definitely one of them.
What you’ll need: pears, mango, limes, jalapeño, red onion, and cilantro.
This is cilantro out of our garden.
Not just any garden, but our very first garden, so it thrills me to say the words, “out of our garden”.
I used two different kinds of pears for this. You can use any type of pear — the important thing is that they are ripe and juicy.
Same goes for the mango:
There are several varieties to choose from, and any of them will be delicious as long as it is soft and ripe.
Chop the red onion — I used this much:
And the jalapeño — the amount of jalapeño is up to you.
For extra heat, add the seeds, too.
I made this to go with grilled fish, so I didn’t add the seeds. I wanted the heat without the burn.
Toss everything into a bowl and gently mix it all together.
Next, add lime zest and lime juice.
And then the chopped cilantro.
Season with a dash of salt and pepper . . . and taste.
At this point I added another squeeze of lime juice and a tad more salt.
Grab a bag of tortilla chips and dig in!
Or! Use this as a topping for shrimp tacos with Green Lightening Shrimp.
Or, pork! It would be super on a grilled pork tenderloin.
The other night I put it on grilled wahoo:
I bet it would be excellent on Grilled Swordfish, too.
So many possibilities.
I’m going to make it again this weekend and eat it with blue corn tortilla chips:
While watching college football.