Created for ZWT5 by the Rail Riding Rowdies for the Mexican Salsa Challenge! Sweet fruit combines surprisingly well with the spicy chipotle chiles! Each item represents one of us!! Tomatoes - Chef PotPie, cuz she's Tangy * Onions - slimPA, he's the only weed in this garden * Garlic - Brooke, adding a little kic * Chili in Adobo - Boo Chef in W TX, she's in a smoky haze and can't see what's going on! * lime juice - mulligan, leftover from tequila shots because she's such a lush * Peaches - realbirdlady, a cool weather fruit * Mongoes - Heidi in Seattle, because it ryhmes with tango and she's always wanted to * Cilantro - NWGal, A little bit of her is often enough for most people * Midori - AuntSana, because it marries so well * Avocado - Midwest Maven, because its creamy and cool and the green matches her eyes
- 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1⁄2 onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 -2 canned chipotle chile in adobo, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 peach, diced (I usually just do either one whole peach or one whole mango)
- 1⁄2 mango, diced
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Midori melon liqueur (optional)
- 1 avocado, diced
- Combine ingredients through sea salt and refrigerate until ready to serve to allow flavors to mingle. I used a food processor to combine everything so that it gets diced fairly small.
- Remove salsa from refrigerator, add diced avocado and midori, if using. Serve!
- Keeps very well in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
6/05/09: A surprisingly spicy salsa, even with all the fruit. Tried this with and without the Midori melon liqueur, but preferred it without. I used about 1 1/2 chipotle chilies in adobe (1 small and 1 large). Used 1/2 large mango and 1 whole small peach. Per DH, this salsa requires a beer on the side. Luckily I picked a ripe mango, or I would have had another ugly fight with this fruit; the hassle of trying to neatly slice mangoes makes this recipe challenging to me, and will limit how often I make this. I enjoyed the avocado, although I wonder how well my leftovers will keep. Garnished with lime slices -- I'm "Slice of Lime Babe" of the Bodacious Brickhouse Babes here for ZWT5's Mexican Salsa Challenge.
4/14/2002: successfully used frozen mangos and peaches and canned tomatoes, using the following conversion rates:
1 medium tomato = 123 g, 1 cup chopped = 180 g
1 medium peach = 150 g, 1 cup slices = 154 g
1 mango without refuse = 336 grams, 1 cup = 165 grams
Well I finally got around to making the salsa that I contributed to for ZWT5. I thought it was quite good. I could not find mango anywhere so I just stuck with the peaches and I left out the liquer since I don't keep alcohol in the house. Used red onion and I liked that element a lot.
For ZWT 5, the Dining Daredevils. This salsa was unbelievable with the mango, peach, and avocado. I used whole mago and peach, which I thought was really nice. I can't say enough about how good this is.