This fruity salsa will enhance your fish and taco dishes, unless you prefer to serve it with corn chips.
For a change from tomato salsas, here is a salsa recipe with mango, lime and cilantro.
It’s no secret that salsas, with their sometimes tangy or spicy flavors, are unmatched to accompany and enhance grilled food.
Salsa, which means “sauce” in Spanish, comes in many versions depending on the spices, peppers, vegetables or fruits used.
Thus, you can find as much pineapple as tomatoes, avocado, lemon, lime, garlic, cilantro or mango in the various salsa recipes.
And this very refreshing mango version will add color and fill your plates with sunshine.
The combination of lime, cilantro, green onions and mango is just perfect.
Adding a hint of cumin and sriracha sauce also gives it a spicy edge that enhances the aromas of the dishes.
In fact, mango, with its sweet and juicy side, is always a perfect match with spicy flavors.
About the mango salsa recipe
For this recipe to be at maximum flavor, the choice of mangoes is essential! Regardless of the variety, make sure they are fully ripe.
Personally, I prefer to use Ataulfo mangoes, the ones that are golden yellow in color.
How do you know if a mango is ripe?
You should not rely on the color of the mango to tell if it is ripe, as some varieties retain their green color even when ripe.
The important thing is that the mango is a little soft when exerting light pressure with your fingers.
On the other hand, the mango should have a smooth skin and be free from black or brownish spots, a sign of too advanced ripening.
How to ripen a mango?
Just leave the mango at room temperature until it ripens completely. When it’s ripe, it can then be stored in the refrigerator.
But to speed up the process, an easy trick is to place the fruit in a paper bag and leave it at room temperature.
What to serve this salsa with?
This salsa is very versatile and can accompany a wide variety of dishes. Its lime, cilantro, mango and cumin flavors are perfect for enhancing grilled meats or tacos.
In fact, it goes well with almost everything!
Fish and grilled meats: this mango salsa goes perfectly with grilled white fish, grilled or smoked salmon, shrimp skewers as well as grilled chicken and pork.
This salsa is also perfect in tacos made with pork, chicken or fish.
As an aperitif: you could also serve it as an aperitif to accompany nachos or with corn chips.
Psst: you might also like this pico de gallo recipe to accompany grilled meats, tacos and chips.
- 1 cup finely diced ripe mango (1 large mango or 2 small)
- 1 tbsp finely chopped green onion
- ¼ tsp. garlic salt
- ½ cup seeded and diced tomato (1 small tomato)
- 1 pinch of cumin
- 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro go generously
- 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 or 3 drops of Sriracha sauce (or more to taste)
- Peel the mango and cut it into small cubes.
- Seed the tomato and cut it into small cubes.
- Finely chop the cilantro and green onions.
- In a bowl, add the diced mango and tomato, green onions, garlic salt, cumin, lime juice, cilantro and Sriracha.
- Mix all the ingredients well and let stand in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
- Adjust seasoning as needed before serving.