Category Archives: Appetizer

Mango Salsa

Wowza, what a busy week/weekend!  Sorry for the lack of posts last week – I was rockin’ at rolling both at work and at home busting out various projects…but now we’re back to your regularly scheduled program :).  Did everyone have a nice long weekend?  I had friends over on Friday to watch the Celtics (going to the finals woohoo!!) and had a wonderful time in both Connecticut and Maine (shout out to Helen at Home 🙂 ).  We really lucked out on the weather – but has anyone in the Boston (or north of) area noticed the smoky skies we’ve been having?  It’s actually from the wild fires burning in Quebec – scary!

On Friday night I made a few things for my friends and I to snack on while watching the C’s: Pesto Chicken Pizza, Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza, Guacamole and Mango Salsa.  It was all quite good if I do say so myself ;), but I especially liked the Mango Salsa.  Champagne Mangos were on sale last week at good ol’ S&S so I decided to try them out.  They’re not as “mushy” as regular mangoes and paired together, provided a great consistency for the salsa.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup peeled seeded cucumber, diced
  • 1 large mango
  • 1 Champagne mango
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • Zest & juice of 1 lime

Directions:

  1. Add onion, pepper, cucumber, cilantro and lime juice & zest together in a bowl.
  2. Peel the mangoes and dice.  You’ll notice the Champagne mango will dice up into little squares, while depending on the ripeness of the regular mango, it will be a little more mushy/stringy.  * Note: Best way to peel a mango is make a length-wise cut around the fruit and peel back the skin. 
  3. Add mangoes to the bowl, stir and let sit for flavors to further combine

Bon appetit!

Have a nice “short” week 🙂 What did you do for the Memorial Day weekend?

Pineapple Guacamole

It’s not lookin’ pretty outside my window this morning :(.  Rain, wind, clouds….but there’s light at the end of the tunnel folks!  Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and warm.  Here’s a recipe for Pineapple Guacamole to get you in the summer spirit :).

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno, diced – more if you like it spicy!
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  • Juice of a lime
  • S&P

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients & mash slightly with fork
  2. Serve with tortilla chips (I love Tostitos Blue Corn chips – yum!)

Bon appetit!

In other news, I won a hair cut at Rock Paper Scissors (gratis 🙂 woohoo ) from the lovely ladies at We Are Not Martha.  I’m looking forward to scheduling an appointment soon at the recently opened Newbury Street salon.  Will be sure to share some before and after’s!

– Christina