Spicy Tamarind Fruit Salsa (Salsa de Tamarindo con Mango y Pina)

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Serves: a bunch
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1 large ripe sweet mango cut into small cubes
2 large slices of fresh sweet pinapple; diced small
1/2 large purple onion diced
1/2 large red pimento sweet pepper diced
1/2 c diced fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic minced fine
2 medium jalapenos seeded and deveined, diced small
1 large serrano chile, seeded and deveined, diced small
1/2 small can goya tamarind juice or 2 tablespoons tamarind paste, can be pourchased in the latin food market.
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt & pepper

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Juliann Esquivel Recipe
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Key Largo, FL (pop. 44,216)
Member Since Jun 2010
Juliann's notes for this recipe:
This is a delicious sweet and spicy fruit salsa. Great with grilled seafood, chicken or meat.
I like to eat it just with taco chips. It does not last long at our house. This salsa does not take tomatos. Enjoy
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Mix all of the above cut fruit, veggies and cilantro together in a big bowl,
In a glass pour lime juice, honey, tamarind juice or paste, If using paste dissolve well with a fork in the lime juice, add the salt and pepper and pour over the fuit and veggies. mix well taste to see if you have enough salt & pepper. Serve with taco chips or as an accompaniment to a meat, seafood or poultry dish. Enjoy

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user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 18, 2010
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user Robin DuPree robdupree - Aug 19, 2010
Juliann, this is a great recipe...
user Paula Ayala Love2CookLatino - Sep 2, 2010
This looks really yummy. I bet it would be good with sweet plantain chips you can get at the store. I will definitely have to try this recipe.
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 15, 2010
Hi Juliann! I want to make this tomorrow but I couldn't get the tamarind juice...can I just use extra lime juice and some lemon juice? I love mango salsa! I usually buy it at Costco, but I'm sure this is much better!
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 16, 2010
I made this today and it was very good! So much better than the one from Costco because this has such a nice fresh taste and the texture is slightly crunchy...not mushy like the jarred kind! I used lemon zest and extra lime juice because I didn't have the tamarind juice. I didn't use the serrano chile and I used a jarred, tamed, jalapeno pepper because I'm wimpy when it comes to spiciness! this all worked out perfectly! We ate this with tortilla chips! Here is my photo of this...


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