Mango Salsa

By DK on Aug 23, 2010
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
We belong to the think tank that does not believe in mixing anything sweet with savory. For example : I cannot come to understand Pineapple Rice, Kashmiri Pulao or Zafrani Pulao. With such a palate, I generally try to avoid adding sweet ingredients in my main dish. Having said that, Mango Salsa was quite intriguing to me. I could not for the life of me imagine how the sweet mangoes could co exist well with ingredients like bell peppers, onions and jalapeno(!!). Seemed v weird until I could take it no more and tried it myself. I was all prepared to make a horrible face and say "Blech!".  But oh boy! Was I glad??????? You bet I was. Mangoes sure can exist in harmony and yet be charming enough. We loved it so much that I made it 5-6 more times until I was left with no mangoes.
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
The crunch of the bell peppers, mild tasting onions, minimal heat from the jalapeno went hand in hand with the sweet mangoes so well. I salute the genius who even thought of putting these all together. I made a small batch of the salsa at first and having loved it so much, made a huge batch. I was curious to see my better half's reaction and well - he loved it too. It supposedly goes excellent with fish but being lacto Ovo vegetarians, I have tried them as a filling in my Taco Shells, Quesadillas, Burritos and even with Arroz Verde. It went well with all of them, in fact it was perfect accompaniment to Arroz Verde which was little hot for us and this salsa managed to counter balance its effects superbly.  Its ridiculously simple to put together and I just followed few recipes from the net and used them as a guideline to make mine.
Basic Information
Prep Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Serves: 2 people
Yield: Serves 2 as a side for main course or 4 as an appetizer
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe yet firm mango
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced into small pieces
  • 1 medium Jalapeno, seeded and diced into small pieces (if you can take the heat, add the seeds to the salsa)
  • 1 small red onion, diced finely, about 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup depending on sharpness
  • 1 -2 tbsp lemon/lime juice ( +/- depending on your taste )
  • salt to taste
  • little sugar to sprinkle if your mangoes are not sweet enough
  • few sprigs of cilantro, chopped
  • few mint leaves (optional)
Method
1
Dice the mango into small pieces. Add them to a bowl.
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
2
I seeded the jalapeno well before chopping into small pieces since we do not eat *hot* stuff. But you can leave in few seeds if you like the heat.
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
3
Now add rest of  the ingredients  to the bowl with the mangoes and jalapeno
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
4
Toss well and cover it with a plastic wrap. Set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This helps the flavor to mingle well. You can optionally add few mint leaves too.
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
Serve with any main course you desire. There, wasn't that simple enough? And it looks mighty appetizing too :) Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Mexican Recipes)
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46 Responses to “Mango Salsa”
  1. PePito

    After viewing several mango salsa recipes, this one seems to be the best one! I will be making this tonight, and serving it alongside some Jamaican jerk seasoned fish. Thanks for the recipe, and inspiration!

  2. Pat

    Thank you !! I also found out that it is not the seeds that give you the heat but the ribs in the jalapeños ….now you know too.

  3. Lovely recipe. Can I add curd or cream to it?

  4. H.Krishnan

    :-P
    Just the onions did not go well.

  5. Gee

    Going to try this one. Thanks for the recipe. : :)

  6. Rita

    I live in Florida and I have ripe mangoes in the back yard!!! Who’s better than me? Going to make this tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. I added a few sweet peppers taste fantastic great salsa for any Mexican food much like Costa Rica style

  8. kim kelly

    i have prepared this several times. it is delicious! thank you for posting the recipe.

  9. missy

    Awesome! I needed to know how to make a mango salsa for work and im glad its almost like doing a chilli pineapple salsa which makes it much easier for me to prepare dinner Lol im getting really hungry now :) thanx for making my job alil easier tomorrow ;)

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