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Mango Salsa

Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime. Perfect with seafood.

Mango Salsa
Elise Bauer

When mangoes are in season and plentiful at the market, it's hard to resist making mango salsa. It's so easy!

It's a great salsa to serve with chips for a gathering, and it's terrific as a side to fish dishes such as halibut or salmon.

And fish tacos? Mango salsa is perfect for fish tacos.

Mango Salsa
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Yields 1 1/2 cups
For some variations to this recipe fold in a cup of either some finely diced cucumber, red bell pepper, or jicama. It's also great with avocado! It will be easier to dice a mango that is still a bit firm, ripe, but not too soft.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and finely diced (about 1 1/2 cup) (See: How to Cut a Mango)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño chile, minced (less or more to taste, make sure to actually taste the chile first, some of them can be quite hot!)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Method

  1. Put the diced mango, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro in a medium bowl. Toss with lime juice. If the salsa is too acidic for you, stir in some diced avocado.

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Serve with fish, steak, tacos, or tortilla chips!

Links:

How to Cut a Mango

Saveur's Mango Shopping Guide