Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spring & Summer Equals Salsa!!!

Salsa is one of my favorite sides during the warmer months. It's extremely easy to make and you can use practically anything to make it. From the typical tomato-based, to fruit-based, to corn-based, salsa can be the perfect addition to most of your meals. I officially moved into salsa mode a couple of weeks back when I discovered and made a strawberry salsa. I've been craving salsa since that very day.

After a day of kinda sorta Spring cleaning, it occurred to me around 6PM that I had skipped lunch after having an apple for breakfast and I was a little hungry. I had to make something light and quick, so I decided on shrimp and scallops with mango and black bean salsa. One skillet and one bowl, what could be better?? My impromptu meal was delish.

Mango & Black Bean Salsa
1 mango, diced
1 can black beans, rinsed
1/4 small red onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced
handful of cilantro, chopped
juice of 1/2 a lime
sea salt, optional

Toss all ingredients together. Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

This is delicious room temperature or cold and pairs well with seafood, chicken and pork.

Sheila Denise


  1. I made this last night and it was DELISH!


  2. Andreaetta: I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the peach suggestion. I plan to try it soon.

  3. Such a tasty salsa - I can't get enough balck beans!