Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mango and Peach Salsa with Grilled Chicken

Hi Guys!  How are you today? 

Yesterday, I posted about using the fresh ingredients that are produced in the summer.  One of the meals that I planned to make this week was using the two delicious, ripe mangoes that I found at the store.  When I cut them, they were juicy and sweet and just absolutely sinful. 

Mango and Peach Salsa with Grilled Chicken 

2 ripe mangoes, diced
2 ripe peaches, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced {about 1/2 cup}
1/2 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped {use a whole one for more heat}
1/2 cup chopped cilantro 
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Zest and juice of 1 lime

Combine all of the above ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.  Adjust seasonings to your taste.  Initially, I wasn't going to add the peaches, but I thought the salsa needed a little something extra.  The slight tartness of the peaches and lime combined with the sweetness of the mangoes makes this salsa divine.  It is also great served with tortilla chips!

Salsa can be made using just about any fresh ingredients you have on hand..tomatoes, fruits, peppers {both roasted or not}, etc.  I like to top my grilled meats with homemade fresh salsas to give them extra flavor.  Today for lunch, Fred and I finished the rest of the salsa with a few chips beside our sandwiches.  It was just as good the next day. 

As for running, I got in 5 miles this morning.  I don't know about you, but the humidity is killing me!  The last few days, I just haven't felt myself on my runs and I am wondering if it is the thick air that is causing my issue.  Oh well, at least I got myself out there.  Tonight I am meeting Jesse and a few other runners to film some short video clips of local running hot spots.  He has mapped out seven spots for us to test out.  These video clips will be posted on the Moravian College website for prospective recruits to view all of the cool places to run here in the Lehigh Valley.  It should be a good time!  

What ingredients do you like to use in your homemade salsas?



1 comment:

  1. That salsa looks delicious! It's so hard to cook here in Seattle because we are only here for 2 months (and gone many of the weeks in between) so we don't have a lot of staples. We have been eating out a lot! I'm excited our time here but it will be fun to get home to our CSA and explore recipes with seasonal fruits and veggies!
    The humidity really brings me down. I'm so thankful for time in Seattle to beat the heat and humidity. Once fall rolls around I bet your running will feel much better!