I was recently compensated with an amazing product from Ovente which I used in preparing this mango tomatillo salsa. All the opinions presented in this post are my own. This multi purpose product includes: an immersion blender with chopper and whisk attachment. For people with a small kitchen this is THE product to own. Everything fits very compactly in a small box. Very impressive. It also works magnificently well. The food chopper portion of the product did an excellent job in chopping up all the ingredients in the mango tomatillo salsa.
Wow, can you believe it? Summer is just around the corner and with it comes picnics, parties, and get-togethers. I am always looking for different dips, sauces and relishes to take or serve. Having a food blog can be stressful business! Seriously, everyone expects you to come up with something new and exciting every time you get invited over to their house. Enter mango tomatillo salsa, an utterly delicious sweet savory salsa to kick your picnic up a notch or two. Oh summer, hurry up and get here. I am ready for you!
So what exactly are tomatillos? Well, literally translated it means little tomato. Yes, they are from the same botanical family as tomatoes, but the similarities end there. Tomatillos are a small green tomato covered in a thin green paper-like husk. Make sure you thoroughly remove the husk and rinse the tomatillos. The husk can be leave a bit of a sticky residues that you don’t want in your mango tomatillo salsa. Tomatillos are super tart, so they pair up nicely with the deliciously sweet mangoes. Tomatillos have been around for a long time, since about 800 B.C. They were initially domesticated by the Aztecs who included them into many of their dishes.
You can serve this salsa with your favorite chips. I happen to love multi-grain chips. Although I haven’t experimented yet, this mango tomatillo salsa could be a nice basting sauce for ribs. I’ll have to check it out. Oh, before I forget, you’ll notice cinnamon as an ingredient. It’s not as weird as it sounds. Actually the little hint of cinnamon makes all the flavors pop; it’s one one those things! By the way, this is a perfect appetizer to take to a Cinco de Mayo party!
- 5 tomatillos roughly chopped
- 1 ripe mango diced
- ½ tsp. Kosher salt
- 1 large jalapeno cored, seeded and diced
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- pinch of cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a food chopper or food processor until thoroughly blended.
- Serve with your favorite chips.