This is the best mango salsa I have ever tasted! It's a refreshing, cool and spicy salsa that adds excitement to fish, poultry, pork or tortilla chips! You'll love it! If you're feeling adventurous, use fresh cilantro instead of basil--wonderful!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the mangoes, peaches or nectarines, garlic, ginger and basil or cilantro.

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  • Add the chilies and lime juice to taste; mix well. Allow to chill 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

35.5 calories; 0.4 g protein; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was awesome...but I only used the recipe as a guide. I diced up one mango one peach and used one small can of pineapple tidbits two scallions half of a jalapeno pepper diced very small one teaspoon of minced garlic from the jar a sprinkle or two of ground ginger about a teaspoon of dried cilantro half fresh lime juice and half pineapple juice (from the tidbits can) to equal 1/4 cup...mixed all together and let it sit in the fridge for about 2 hours. Made chicken tenderloins on the George Forman then cooked in skillet with teriyaki sauce to heat. After chicken was done...heated salsa in micro for 1 minute poured over chicken. Served with teriyaki rice and green beans...WAS AWESOME!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/11/2003
I would've given this salsa at least 4 stars if it had not been for the overpowering taste of the grated ginger. The ginger taste was too strong for the delicate flavors of the peaches and mangoes. I'll try this one again minus the ginger...then it will be great! Also half the recipe is more than enough for my family of three. Read More
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122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was awesome...but I only used the recipe as a guide. I diced up one mango one peach and used one small can of pineapple tidbits two scallions half of a jalapeno pepper diced very small one teaspoon of minced garlic from the jar a sprinkle or two of ground ginger about a teaspoon of dried cilantro half fresh lime juice and half pineapple juice (from the tidbits can) to equal 1/4 cup...mixed all together and let it sit in the fridge for about 2 hours. Made chicken tenderloins on the George Forman then cooked in skillet with teriyaki sauce to heat. After chicken was done...heated salsa in micro for 1 minute poured over chicken. Served with teriyaki rice and green beans...WAS AWESOME!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/11/2003
I would've given this salsa at least 4 stars if it had not been for the overpowering taste of the grated ginger. The ginger taste was too strong for the delicate flavors of the peaches and mangoes. I'll try this one again minus the ginger...then it will be great! Also half the recipe is more than enough for my family of three. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
Absolutely wonderful. I did not use the basil or ginger root but did put in cilantro. I love the sweet hot taste of the salsa. I diffinately am hooked on mango salsa. Thanks for the recipe. I made extra salsa and froze it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2003
This is a fabulous quick and easy salsa that will impress your guests. However it makes more than enough and does not keep well as it gains exponentially in potency. Making half is still plenty for twelve people. I served mine in half of a hollowed out pineapple as a side to terriyaki pork and salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent! Might add a habanero next time..:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is very good however I juiced it up a bit with a 2tablespoons of fresh OJ two green onions and 1/4 cup of cilantro what with me being from Texas and all I had to double up on the peppers. But it is very nice as an appetizer with chips and beer for a nice stuffed pork chopped dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2003
Worthy of 4 stars with slight modification. Like another reviewer suggested -- over-gingered! A little goes a long way so add ginger sequentially to taste. Fresh produce is mandatory. The spiciness is pepper dependent just like garlic varieties -- so sample to know your ingredients. This makes a large quantity (10 servings) and you need to eat it while fresh. We used it as a side dish to Jay's jerk chicken (on this site) and loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2003
This is an excellent recipe. I added pineapple and mixed pineapple juice to the lime juice. This Salsa is VERY spicy. Next time I will dull it down and use less garlic and ginger. Overall very nice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Looks strange on paper but it's delicious! I always use powdered ginger in place of fresh just a personal preference and I reduced the peppers just a bit. The sweet-hot taste is wonderful with simple grilled fish etc. But unless you're going to eat a lot of it (not a bad thought) I would reduce the recipe - the longer it sits the HOTTER it gets! Read More
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