Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

The other night I threw together a few ingredients and made this Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa:

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.


Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

What you’ll need: pears, mango, limes, jalapeño, red onion, and cilantro.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

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.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Same goes for the mango:

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

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:

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

And the jalapeño — the amount of jalapeño is up to you.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

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.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Toss everything into a bowl and gently mix it all together.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Next, add lime zest and lime juice.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

And then the chopped cilantro.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Season with a dash of salt and pepper . . . and taste.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

At this point I added another squeeze of lime juice and a tad more salt.

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Grab a bag of tortilla chips and dig in!

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

Or! Use this as a topping for shrimp tacos with Green Lightening Shrimp.

Green Lightning Shrimp

Or, pork! It would be super on a grilled pork tenderloin.

The other night I put it on grilled wahoo:

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

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:

Spicy Pear and Mango Salsa

While watching college football.

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