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?
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