Looking for a delicious and sweet salsa to add to your Mexican dishes? This homemade mango salsa is sweet, tangy and easy to make! Paleo, Whole30, vegan.
Mango salsa is easy to make yourself!
Back in college, I used to eat a lot of Mexican rice bowls. It was one inexpensive meal that the food court always had. Plus, they occasionally had mango salsa, and those days were definitely my favorite.
There is something so delicious about mixing salty with sweet and spicy with sweet. And Mexican definitely has lots of salty and spicy, but I really think that to round it out, it does need a bit of sweet.
Mango salsa is definitely that perfect addition, in my opinion. I find myself making it often when I have a hankering for Mexican food.
No special tools or skills required!
It’s really not hard to make either, I had it all put together in just about 5 minutes. You’ll need to cut up two mangoes. To do so, you’ll need to cut the mango open and slice around the pit in the center.
You can score the mango, and then cut the skin off, and you will be left with slices of delicious mango. If your mangoes are a bit more ripe, you may have trouble (as I did), but it’s worth the mess, because they’re even sweeter when they’re soft!
Put the sliced mangoes into a container, and add in the juice of one lime. Stir to let it start marinating. Finely chop a jalapeno and about 1/4 of a red onion. If you don’t like spicy, then remove the seeds of the jalapeno.
Add them into the container with the mango and lime juice, and stir once more. Sprinkle with a bit of salt, mix one last time, and you’re done. That’s seriously all you need to do!
Store it in the fridge in an air-tight container for several hours to allow the flavors to really meld together. Consume within 4-5 days.
Can I add in other ingredients?
Of course! Some delicious add-ins would be tomatoes, tomatillos, avocado or cilantro. They would all work really well.
What are some delicious ways to use mango salsa?
You can top pretty much any Mexican-inspired dish with this delicious sauce. You could also reasonably use it on top of many savory dishes for an unexpected sweet flavor. I imagine it would be delicious added into salads, mixed into rice dishes, or atop any grilled meat. Let me how you would use this in the comments below!
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Homemade Mango Salsa
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 1/4 finely chopped fresh red onion
- 1 lime, juiced fresh is best
- 1 jalapeno, deseeded and finely diced
- pinch of salt
- Remove skin from mangoes and chop into small pieces. Add to a bowl, along with chopped red onion, lime juice, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Stir to mix. Place in airtight container in fridge for 30 minutes, or up to 3 days to incorporate flavors. Consume within 5 days.