Thursday, May 19, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Mango and Pineapple Salsa

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May is Mango Month here at Frugal Follies!  I have two big mango trees in my backyard, and both are filled with ripening fruit.  My challenge for myself this month is to use the mangoes to make jams, sauces, and other wonderful things.  (Such a problem, huh?)

But the mangoes *still* aren't ripe! This time two years ago, I was up to my neck in ripe mangoes.  I guess the "winter" here in South Florida lasted longer this year than it did back then.  (Last year, due to a winter freeze, I didn't get any mangoes at all!)

mango salsa
I did bring in a few into the house and those have ripened.  I also have lots of fresh produce left over from the 50% off sale at my local produce store.   I decided to use some of the produce with the mangoes to make a mango and pineapple salsa.

I didn't have a fresh pineapple, so I used canned.  I'm sure it would be so much better with fresh, but this is far more frugal.  I loved how the mango and pineapple tasted with the cilantro - very tangy!  And some fresh crunch from the pepper and cucumber, and a spicy kick from the jalapeno.  This would be great alongside chicken or fish, but I enjoyed it all by itself!

(click here for the original recipe source)

2 scallions, chopped
1 Roma tomato, seeds removed and chopped
1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 yellow pepper, seeds removed and chopped
12 chunks canned pineapple, chopped
1 mango, peeled, pit removed, and chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed and chopped
Salt to taste

Mix ingredients together.  Add salt to taste. Cool in refrigerator for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.

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Lisa May 19, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

Why buy muffins full of ingredients you can't even pronounce? Bake your own! My 10 year old daughter and I are baking up a new muffin recipe every Monday this year and are sharing them over on our blog -- come on over and check our our growing collection of tasty, healthy, and frugal recipes!

nancy May 19, 2011 at 8:51 AM  

Thanks for hosting this link up party! I shared How to Make 5 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce in 5 Minutes for under $3 and Honey Mustard Chicken or Pork Marinade.

-Nancy @

nancy May 19, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Thanks for hosting this link up party! I shared How to Make 5 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce in 5 Minutes for under $3 and Asian Chicken Salad.
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☺lani☺ May 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

Mango reminds me of my childhood, we just asked our neighbor if we could get some in their trees :)
Anyways, I'm sorry I made mistake in posting please delete #5. Have a nice day!

Unknown May 19, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

This sounds wonderful! I love mangoes and pineapple... and I happen to have one of each. I sense a salsa coming up soon! THanks for sharing with Friday Potluck!

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney May 20, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

The combination of all of the fruits and veggies sounds great! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday! Hope to see you next week!

Rivki Locker May 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

Thanks for the roundup. I linked up two recipes - one for quesadillas and one for a stir fry. Both frugal but nutritious dinner meals.

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg May 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING May 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM  

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS linky party is Summer Salads and this recipe would be perfect, we hope you stop by and link it up! Thanks a million!

Anonymous,  May 24, 2011 at 11:36 PM  

I wish I have a mango tree in my backyard! I think in my climate it would probably die even if it was left inside.

I love a good fruit salsa - I've definitely bookmarked this for next time I want one! :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks May 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

I can't wait to see what you do with all the mangos :) That fruit salsa looks just perfect for summer. I hope you'll come and link it up at These Chicks Cooked. Have a blessed day.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife May 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

You are so lucky to have mango trees in your garden! I love your salsa recipe - what a great combination of ingredients. Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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