Monday, March 22, 2010

Make It Cheap Monday - Grilled Chicken with Mango Kiwi Salsa

This is a great recipe to make this time of year now that everything is warming up and we can start to grill again. It's light and fresh too which seems to be the unspoken requirement for Spring and Summer meals.

Start off with a mango - peel it.

Slice the mango from the top down on each side, much like you would slice a pineapple, leaving the nasty hard core behind. Then just give it a rough chop.

Peel a kiwi and slice off the ends.

Chop the kiwi up as well.

I just love the colors of kiwi. So much that I'm contemplating redesigning the bathroom of a house we're buying with kiwi being the inspiration.Think green walls, white wainscotting going halfway up the walls, medium wood stained colored vanity and towels the same shade.

But I digress.

Finely chop 1/2 of a purple onion.

Add in a bit of fresh cilantro and a pinch of salt.

So colorful, so yummy, so perfectly spring-ish!

The cost for this dish comes to about $4-5 for four servings. Not too shabby!


  1. Looks great. I love mango but I have a heck of a time cutting them! Ugh!

    As for family nights--if I gave you next month's idea, would you want to help me create a "make together" dinner menu?

  2. I think I might just make this tonight! One of my favorite self-created recipes is grilled tuna steaks with mango-pineapple salsa; never thought to add kiwi!

  3. Reagan - That sounds like fun! I'm in! Just send me an e-mail and we can start figuring out the details.

    Kimberly - I will have to try it with tuna steaks; it sounds delicious!

  4. Made this for dinner tonight with only a couple of minor changes; I grilled up mahi mahi instead of chicken, and accidentally bought italian parsley instead of cilantro (Too close together on the shelf. Oops.) and it was DELISH! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Kimberly - I'm so glad you liked it! Your adjustments sound good too. I'm a firm believer that the best way to be a good home cook is to make slight adjustments to recipes so it will suit your personal tastes and preferences.


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