By Shalini Kolluri
When I first ate this salsa at a friend’s house, I was blown away by how well all these colorful ingredients came together.The sweetness in the fruit complements the sourness in the lemon juice. Added to that, the mint and cumin make this salsa taste fresh and flavorful.
However, I always loved how apricot and mango tasted together and to my surprise there is no such thing as too much flavor in one super yum summer salsa.
Mangoes add a tropical twist and an explosion of flavor to any meal; as well this fruit can also significantly help to improve your health. Mangoes are good source of amino acids, flavonoids, vitamin C and E, niacin, beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium.
2 semi-ripe mangoes, pitted, chunked, unpeeled
2 medium sized ripe apricots, peeled and diced
1/4 cup cucumber diced into small pieces
1/4 cup red pepper small pieces
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
1/2 medium red onion, peeled or approximately 3/4 cup chopped
1 jalapeño, halved, seeded
1 Tablespoon lime juice or lemon juice
In a medium bowl, add mango, apricot, cucumber,mint,salt,cumin powder red bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and lemon juice. Cover, and allow to sit at least 30 minutes before serving.
You can also use it as a dip for tortilla chips, place on a bed of greens or spread on softened cream cheese for a cracker spread. Enjoy!