Salsa With a Side of Inspiration

This is another guest post from my friend, Lindsey. I love the story about how this salsa was created and I can't wait to make some myself! A few weeks ago I was sitting in the front yard of a dear friend of mine, Becky, soaking up some sunshine and watching our children splash around on their slip and slide. Both of us mommas are pregnant so it didn't take long before we needed a snack and some water. Out she comes with some fresh made Pico De Gallo Salsa and a side of corn chips. It was delicious, refreshing and enjoyed by all. The fallowing day I invited another special friend to come over with her children to enjoy playing on our home made "water park", a sprinkler set up under the trampoline. Super fun! summer 2010 111

This friend, also pregnant, and I wanted something cool, sweet and tart, maybe with a little spice. I had some Jalipanios left over from some homemade Jalipanio Poppers we made a few nights earlier, a late night craving that my wonderful husband helped satisfy with a quick run to the store. I knew we had a Mango in the fridge as well as onlion, tomato, bell pepers ect.  I started cutting, and dicing the fruit and veggies with the thought of Becky's Salsa from the day before vividly in mind. Here is what I came up with: Mango Salsa 1 whole diced mango 1/2 a large white onion diced 1 large tomato chopped 2 whole Jalapenos, seeded and finely diced 1 orange, red, or yellow bell pepper chopped (you can also mix and match the Bell Peppers to make it more colorful) 1 small handful cilantro, torn Juice from one small Lime 1 Tbl. Rice Vinegar 1 Pinch of Sea Salt

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We ate the whole batch and I found out later that Marianne went home and made her own batch... Since then I have made it for our family, as gifts dropped off at a friends who was having a rough day and a BBQ we went to over the weekend. I have heard that almost everyone who has had it, goes to their kitchen and makes up their own batch. Some with the mango, but others have used Peach, or Pineapple. I hope you are able to try this tasty salsa. Enjoy it with some chips, or over some grilled fish. Let me know how you like it and what changes you make. I love to play around with recipes and get inspiration from others.

Special thanks to Becky for a fun day and the inspiration!

I'm contributing this post to Two for Tuesdays this week and also Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. Check out the links for lots of other great posts.

PregnancyI am the wife of a phenomenal husband and my dearest friend. I am the mother of four beautiful children, one of which is to still in Utero. I am pregnant and LOVE it! I live in the beautiful state of Washington. I am the supporter of many, but close friend to a few wonderful people. I love to be outdoors, exploring the world and playing with my children. I am an aspiring crafty person and trying my hand at sewing, knitting and art. I love food, eating it, cooking it, cutting it and picking it. I enjoy reading many books, and researching online as well as learning from my educated friends and mentors. I have delivered all three of my children at home and planning to have this next baby in the same peaceful manner. fam I am an advocate for breastfeeding and peaceful parenting. I love families and enjoy supporting them during their journey. I am blessed to have a relationship with the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.