Inspired Recipe: Mango Pomegranate “Murder” Salsa
One of my favorite of Jon Ronson’s interviewees in The Psychopath Test was Emmanuel “Toto” Constant. He was a delightfully charming Haitian man put in jail for real estate fraud–who was also known as one of the most evil mass murderers in Haitian history. The epitome of deceivingly sweet, but murderously spicy. That’s why he inspired this mango pomegranate concoction I’ve nicknamed “murder” salsa.
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This recipe is great because it’s completely customizable. Hate onions? Leave them out. Like it a little spicier, add another jalapeno. The nice thing about salsas, especially fresh ones like this, is that you can experiment, add, and subtract until you find a flavor balance that works for you.
It’s funny, really, that a salsa inspired by murder is actually so healthy. Picking up the ingredients from your local farmers market means you’ll get fresher produce and support farmers in your area. That might not be Constant’s M.O. but it can be yours.
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Now that you’re good and hungry, read our recommendation of the book that inspired this recipe: The Psychopath Test.