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Fresh Mango Salsa

This delicious, sweet, and spicy mango salsa is super easy to make! It goes well with nachos, tortilla chips, tacos, or as a salad itself.

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When mangoes are in season, whip up a bowl of mango salsa! The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make!

photo from left side of mango salsa spread over nachos with yogurt dip drizzled over nachos in a plate

Mango salsa offers a unique twist on traditional tomato-based salsas by incorporating the tropical goodness of mangoes. The mangoes are diced and mixed well with a medley of vegetables, herbs, and spices, and finally topped with a drizzle of cold yogurt. The combination of sweet, juicy mangoes with the spicy kick of salsa creates a burst of flavors in your mouth.

This vibrant and refreshing salsa can be enjoyed on its own as a salad or spread onto a plate full of nachos or tortilla chips. Whichever way you serve, this mango salsa recipe is hard to resist and definitely a crowd-pleaser! 

πŸ₯­ πŸ… πŸ§… πŸ‹ What You Will Need

To make this delicious mango salsa, you’ll need the following ingredients:

chopped veggies for mango salsa
chopped mangoes veggies and herbs for mango salsa
yogurt salt sugar and spices in bowls
  • Mango – Choose a mango that is firm yet ripe for the best flavor and texture. 
  • Onion –  Adds crunch to the salsa and provides a slightly pungent flavor that complements the sweetness of mangoes.
  • Tomato – Juicy and vibrant tomato provides a delightful texture and a balance of acidity.
  • Capsicum –  Adds a vibrant color and crunch to the salsa. You can add red or yellow bell peppers as well.
  • Cucumber – The cool and crisp texture of cucumber complements the other ingredients.
  • Corn – Juicy and naturally sweet corn kernels provide bursts of flavor and a satisfying crunch.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – Balances the sweetness and adds a tangy element, can use fresh limes instead.
  • Green Chilli or Jalapeno Pepper – Adds a subtle heat to the salsa. Adjust the amount according to your spice preference.
  • Fresh Mint Leaves –  Adds a refreshing aromatic herbal flavor to the salsa. You can also add fresh coriander.
  • Salt –  Enhances the flavors and brings out the natural sweetness of the mangoes.
  • Sugar – Helps to balance out the tanginess and acidity of ingredients like tomatoes and lemon. You can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste or omit it altogether if you prefer a sugar-free salsa.
  • Ground Black Pepper – Has a distinctive spicy and slightly earthy flavor that complement the other ingredients.
  • Red Chilli Flakes – For an additional spicy kick to the salsa
  • Chaat Masala – Has a unique and tangy flavor that can help balance out the richness or sweetness of other ingredients. 
  • Yogurt – Drizzle creamy and cooling yogurt on top of the salsa.
  • Black Salt –  Just a pinch mixed in the yogurt

πŸ₯— How to Make Mango Salsa

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making this Mexican-Inspired mango salsa recipe:

1. Prepare the mango

Start by peeling a large ripe mango and removing the flesh from the pit. Dice or chop the mango into small, bite-sized pieces and place them in a mixing bowl.

2. Chop the vegetables

Remove the seeds from tomatoes, cucumber, and capsicum, then finely chop them as well as onion, green chill, and fresh mint leaves. Add them to the bowl with corn and the chopped mangoes.

3. Add lemon juice, salt, sugar, and spices

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the mixture. Add salt, sugar, ground black pepper, red chilli flakes, and chaat masala and gently toss to incorporate the flavors.

mango salsa in a bowl

4. Let it chill

Cover the salsa bowl and refrigerate for about half an hour to allow the flavors to meld together.

5. Make the yogurt dip

Whisk together yogurt and a pinch of black salt in a bowl and refrigerate for about half an hour.

6. Serve and enjoy

Once chilled, give the mango salsa a final stir. Layer a plate with your favorite nachos or tortilla chips, spread the salsa, and drizzle a spoonful of yogurt dip. Serve immediately before the chips turn soggy, and enjoy!

nachos spread on a plate
mango salsa spread over nachos in a plate
zoomed in photo of mango salsa spread over nachos with yogurt dip drizzled over nachos in a plate

🍽️ What To Serve with Mango Salsa

Mango salsa complements a wide range of dishes. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Dip with tortilla chips –  Serve mango salsa as a refreshing and fruity dip alongside crispy tortilla chips. The combination of sweet and savory flavors will definitely satisfy your taste buds.
photo from right side of mango salsa spread over nachos in a plate
  • Salad garnish – Sprinkle mango salsa over salads to bring a burst of sweetness and tanginess. It pairs well with mixed greens.
  • Taco or burrito filling – Use mango salsa as a filling for tacos or burritos. It adds a refreshing contrast to the savory fillings and provides a burst of flavor with every bite.

Feel free to explore and experiment with different dishes to find your favorite way of enjoying mango salsa.

❔ Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I store mango salsa?

Mango salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It will be best in the first day or two. After that, it becomes mushy.  So, it is best enjoyed fresh.

Can I use frozen mangoes for salsa?

While fresh mangoes are preferred for their texture and flavor, you can use thawed and diced frozen mangoes as a substitute. However, keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different.

Can I make mango salsa ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare mango salsa ahead of time. However, it is best to wait to add the lemon juice and yogurt spread until you are ready to serve to prevent the mangoes from becoming too soft.

Is mango salsa gluten-free?

Yes, mango salsa is naturally gluten-free as it primarily consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Can I freeze mango salsa?

 It is not recommended to freeze mango salsa as the texture of the mangoes may change upon thawing, resulting in a softer salsa.

πŸ₯­ More Recipes with Mango

Gluten-Free Mango Bars

Mango Chia Pudding

Mango Peach Mini Galettes (Egg Free)

Sweet and Spicy Mango Sauce

Raw Mango Chutney

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πŸ“– Recipe

photo from left side of mango salsa spread over nachos with yogurt dip drizzled over nachos in a plate

Fresh Mango Salsa

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This delicious, sweet, and spicy mango salsa is super easy to make! It goes well with nachos, tortilla chips, tacos, or as a salad itself.

Ingredients

For Mango Salsa

  • 1 large ripe mango, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium capsicum, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped
  • β…” cup frozen corn
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 medium green chilli, finely chopped
  • ΒΌ cup fresh mint leaves, stems removed and chopped
  • Β½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • ΒΌ tsp ground black pepper
  • Β½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • Β½ tsp chaat masala

For Yogurt Spread

  • Β½ cup yogurt
  • A pinch of black salt

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped mangoes, veggies, green chilli, and mint leaves to a mixing bowl.
  2. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the mixture. Add salt, sugar, ground black pepper, red chilli flakes, and chaat masala and gently toss to incorporate the flavors.
  3. Cover the salsa bowl and refrigerate for about half an hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. Whisk together yogurt and a pinch of black salt in a bowl and refrigerate for about half an hour.
  5. Once chilled, give the mango salsa a final stir. Layer a plate with your favorite nachos or tortilla chips, spread the salsa, and drizzle a spoonful of yogurt dip. Serve immediately before the chips turn soggy, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 140Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 4gSugar 20gProtein 5g

The nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like a specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.

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