Mango & Cucumber Salsa

1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 tsp seeded and minced serrano or jalapeno chile
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp finely minced garlic
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp honey, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or mint leaves, or combination


Soak the onion in two changes of cold water. Drain. Combine the mango, cucumber, chiles, and onion in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, and honey. Add salt and pepper to taste. The fruit and dressing can be refrigerated separately if you are preparing them ahead of time. When ready to serve, combine contents of both bowls and mix with the chopped herbs.

-adapted from Cooking One on One, John Ash