Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Attempt #16: Mango, Cucumber and Chile Salsa

Another Spanish-themed recipe following my Mexican-style corn. J

And interestingly, this is my first time making a salsa that is not tomato-based. Another reason why I like making salsa…it doesn’t require much culinary skills as you just simply need to toss the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together! Ha! J
The result:

Lesson learnt: Get a big bowl so that it makes the tossing and mixing more even and easier. Else you will spend more time trying to keep your ingredients from slipping out from the bowl. Another thing is that the quality and taste of your fruits/vegetables/ingredients will determine the ‘yummy’ level of the salsa.

1 ripe mango
½ a cucumber
4 sprigs of fresh mint
2 scallions
1 fresh red chile
Extra virgin oliver oil
2 limes
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

·         Remove the skin from the mango using a speed peeler
·         Slice the fruit away from the pit and roughly chop
·         Put into a bowl
·         Peel and chop the cucumber to the same size as the mango and add to the bowl
·         Pick the mint leaves and finely chop with the scallions
·         Halve, seed and finely chop the chile
·         Stir the mint, scallions and chile into the mango and cucumber mixture and add enough extra virgin oil to cover everything lightly
·         Add the juice from the limes and season with salt and pepper before serving


  1. of our favourite to go with shrimps

  2. Hi Rod!! Fantastic suggestion. Will add shrimps next time!