Mangoes are available from May to September. Choose unblemished fruit that has yellow skin blushed with red. Ripe mangoes yield to gentle pressure when touched. The beautiful yellow-orange flesh of a ripe mango has a rosy perfume and tastes very sweet.
Jalapeño chiles contain capsaicin which can burn the skin and irritate the eyes. Don’t handle cut jalapeños with your bare hands; use rubber gloves or manipulate the peppers with a fork as you chop them. Don’t touch your face and carefully wash your hands when you’re done cutting jalapeños.
Garnish the salad with lime slices and sprigs of fresh cilantro.