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Salsa Showdown Mango-Chipotle

Salsa fundamentals=tomatoes, peppers (hot or not), onion, garlic, salt and lime juice. We love it to drape, drizzle or dip. The mood and the accompanying food encourage enhancements to salsa fundamentals.

This time it was a little sweet (the mango), and a little heat (chipotle and adobo). The avocado snuck in. Try it on chicken or fish, or just scoop it up with a chip!

Mango-Chipotle Salsa

4 springs cilantro, chop leaves, discard stems 

1/2 cup white onion, diced 

2 cloves garlic, chopped 

4 Haas avocados, peeled and diced 

2 mangoes, peeled and diced 

4 medium tomatoes, diced 

1-2 chipotle chile(s), chopped 

1-2 teaspoons adobo sauce 

1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 

2 tablespoons, freshly squeezed lime juice

Mix cilantro, onion, chipotle chile, garlic and salt in a bowl
Gently stir in tomatoes, avocado, and mango
Drizzle with lime juice and adobo sauce, and stir again
Taste and adjust seasoning

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