Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa is the perfect dip for football season, or a wonderful accompaniment to grilled fish during the warmer months.

Fresh mango chopped with cucumber, cilantro, and scallion, make this vibrant, colorful Mexican salsa (it could also be considered a mango-cucumber pico de gallo) the perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken, or beef. It’s also incredible in fish tacos. Better yet? If you are looking for a recipe for mango salsa, this is as easy as it gets.

My boys and their friends can’t get enough fresh Mango Salsa, gobbling it up whenever I make it as an after school snack. I often whip up this Mango Salsa recipe as an accompaniment to my Chipotle Lime Salmon, rounding out the meal with my spicy Paleo Dirty Rice (which swaps out starchy rice for grain-free, low-carb, superfood cauliflower).

Amazing in summer when mangoes are at their peak, quick and easy Mango Salsa also makes fantastic football food during chillier times of the year. I like to serve it on lazy Sunday afternoons with gluten-free corn chips (for the boys) and high-protein almond flour crackers (for me), and it will be one of the healthy snacks I serve on Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s how to make your very own Mango Salsa.

Mango Salsa
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chopped mango (see my post How to Cut a Mango)
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients, mixing together
  2. Serve

For this recipe I chopped my mango and cucumber into itty-bitty ¼-inch cubes, you can chop yours larger if you like and make this into a chunkier salsa recipe. Also, please note, if you use a very hot chipotle (like I do) then this mango salsa will be quite spicy. You may wish to reduce the amount of chipotle in the recipe from ¼ teaspoon to just a dash if you are serving your mango salsa to children.

I based this recipe on one by Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes. Her website if one of my favorites. This Mango Salsa recipe is very adaptable and you can play around with it in a variety of ways –if you do decide to change it up please let us know what you did and leave a comment below. What’s your favorite salsa recipe?

Comments

  1. says

    Fish tacos with mango-cucumber salsa? Yeees, my today’s lunch! Have you tried some other sweet spices beside/instead of cilantro, anise or badian maybe? Thank you very much for the post!

  2. MAry Simonson says

    Thank you so much for this recipe. It is perfect!!! I appreciated the “how to” for peeling the mango. It sure made my job easier.

  3. Evie says

    Hi Elana!
    I love your site! It is so helpful and inspiring! Thanks for taking the time to put all these things on the internet!

    I also love that you’re jewish! I am too -though not practicing.

    I’ve been gf for almost 6 yrs. now. And I’ve had a hankering for falafel and shawarma. When I lived in Israel I enjoyed buying them on st. corners. Piping hot and oh so yummy! Anyhow, that leads me to ask you, how would you come up w/ gf versions of these, or do you know of any good recipes out there that are gf?

    Thanks a million.
    Evie

  4. Melissa Bullock says

    I make a simular salsa. I use mango, avacado, cilantro, lime juice and red onion. I usually put it over my salmon and it is delicious

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