Nectarine Mango Salsa


As I was searching my computer files for the details of this recipe, I noticed a saved Word document entitled “Demonic Black Plauge.” Now, I dont’ know about you, but anytime I see an unfamiliar word doc titled such, I’m one thick moustache and a bit of chest hair away from being a regular Magnum P.I. I clicked on that file. I wanted to see what it was. Needed to understand what in crimeny sakes it was doing on my computer.
Was it a virus? Was it a hacker? No. The threat did not come from foreign intelligence. It is, apparently, the title to my tweenager’s latest story, which begins with this title page: “The Demonic Black Plague: This Is Not Your Regular Plague.”

Page two reads like this: “It was a regular da–“

At this point, the black plauge (which is, apparently better than–you know–the regular plague), appears to have reached through the computer screen and sucked the story from the fingers of it’s wise author because that’s all that has been written about The Demonic Black Plauge.

Such irony. Such profundity.
How is one to think about salsa recipes when pondering the depth and breadth of demonic black plauge? We may never kn–


Nectarine Mango Salsa
This is not your regular salsa. Tangy with the hint of fruit. Ideal on chips. Perfect over pork chops. Superb atop grilled chicken. Way, way better than the demonic black plauge or, you know, regular plagues, for that matter. If you like fruit salsa’s, you will love this recipe almost as much as I love my wonderful, storytelling son. {Note to son: I sure love you, buddy! Keep up the great writing!}
½ Large Vidalia Onion
4 Nectarines, pitted and sliced
2 Mangos, peeled, pitted, and sliced
2 large tomatoes
4 limes, freshly squeezed
½ c. cilantro
2 T. sugar
½ fresh jalapeno, seeded
1 tsp. salt
Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree until your favorite consistency is achieved. Serve with tortilla chips, over grilled chicken or pork chops, or over steamed sticky rice. Store, well covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What’s your favorite fruit salsa & how do you serve it?
I’d love to know all your salsa secrets! I’d also love it if you’d VOTE for Cheeky Kitchen over at Scholastic’s Parent & Child Blogger Awards. Voting closes June 4th and I need all the votes I can muster. It’s super simple. Just click HERE, find CHEEKY KITCHEN, submit your vote, and you’re done! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! (In return, I will wish away all plagues and plauges from your house forevermore. ;)

19 Responses to “Nectarine Mango Salsa”

  1. Melanie says:

    Ha ha ha, I thought you were going to go into a discovered recipe for blender black bean soup, an experimental flop by my mom when I was in High School. But yummy salsa works too :)

    I got the picnic basket today, and we have big plans already! Thanks again!

  2. Laura says:

    I love Trader Joe's peach salsa. I can eat a whole jar in one sitting. Plus, it looks great with their blue corn chips.

  3. Swanky Taco Tuesday says:

    I just voted for you – good luck! Your salsa looks divine!

  4. Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Good Luck!
    It's fantastic that you were nominated, though…

    Love this fresh salsa. My mouth is watering.

  5. Kristen says:

    Hehehe…. I hope tweenager someday comes out of the plague and re-visits the story. I'm intrigued!
    And this salsa? Girl…. YUM!

  6. DK says:

    Hello I just stumbled upon your blog today. It looks like I have found another blog to follow. Yikes how many good blogs are there out there? I have an amazing fruit salsa recipe.

    Pineapple Papaya Salsa

    Yield 2qt.(2L)
    3 tomatoes
    1 pineapple,fresh
    1 papaya, fresh
    1 bunch green onions sliced
    1 bunch cilantro chopped
    2 jalapenos, seeded, minced
    3 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp garlic, chopped
    2 tsp salt
    1. core and dice the tomatoes.
    2. peel and dice the pineapple.
    3. peel,seed and dice the papaya.
    4. combine all ingredients and chill well.

    We eat it with taco chips or on fish or chicken. I love this stuff. Enjoy!

  7. memoryminded says:

    Your salsa looks Heavenly and counterbalances the talk of demonic plagues quite well. Thank you for the blender idea. I don't always work that smart in the kitchen!

  8. Phantom12345 says:

    Wow I am famous but not in a really good way, I should have known how to spell plauge oops I mean plague. I love you mom, and I will tell you when I get the story done if I ever do so that you can show it to your visitors. I LOVE YOU! And the salsa looks great!

  9. Mary says:

    What a lovely salsa. I found your blog by chance and had intended to say hello and then move on. I, instead, began to read your earlier posts and was hooked. I stayed much longer than I planned and really enjoyed my visit. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  10. Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro says:

    Thanks for the Twitter follow! Lovely site – and great salsa! Have a lovely weekend. [K]

  11. Leah says:

    I love all the fun kinds of salsas. I have a black bean salsa with pineapple I just love for the sweet and savory flavors. Secret…a bit of cumin.

    Check it out!

  12. quickmealhelp says:

    Mmmm, nectarines & mangoes — two of my favorite fruits in one awesome salsa. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Awesome salsa. Made it last night and put it on our fresh swordfish. So good! Just found your blog. Enjoying it very much :)

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