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Fire and Fruit Yellow Tomato Salsa

Makes 2 cups

Time: 40 minutes. The combination of mango and tomato may seem surprising, but the pickling ingredients bring them together in an enticing way.

Fire and Fruit Yellow Tomato Salsa

Photo: Iain Bagwell
 1/2 pound firm-ripe yellow tomatoes, cut in wedges
 1/2 medium serrano chile, very thinly sliced (see
 3/4 cup chopped mango
 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 teaspoon cracked coriander seeds*
 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 green onion, diagonally sliced
Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, chile, mango, red onion, and ginger.

Step 2

Warm oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add coriander and cook, stirring, until medium brown, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and carefully stir in brown sugar, vinegar, and salt.

Step 3

Pour warm spice mixture over tomato mixture and let stand 30 to 60 minutes for flavors to develop. Just before serving, stir in green onion.

Step 4

*Crack seeds using a mortar and pestle, or seal them in a plastic bag and whack with a rolling pin.

Step 5

Add Heat to Taste: You can control the heat of a salsa by adjusting the heat of the chiles. Slice off the top of each chile, being sure to cut through the ribs and seeds, where the heat-producing compound capsaicin is concentrated. Test the chile's fire by touching the top to your tongue (each chile has a different heat level). Adjust the heat, if you want a milder salsa, by splitting the chile and scraping out some or all of the ribs and seeds. If your skin is sensitive, wear kitchen gloves or hold chiles with a fork-and don't touch your eyes.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4-cup serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 40Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.8g3%

Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 77mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 6.2g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Protein 0.4g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.