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Complete guide to a delicious mango salsa: recipes, tips and gourmet combinations

Mango salsa is an explosion of exotic flavors, combining the sweet creaminess of mango with the fresh citrus of lime and the zesty aroma of coriander.

If you’re looking for a refreshing alternative to traditional tomato-based salsas, this recipe is definitely worth a try.

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Mango and tomato salsa: a fruitful fusion of flavours

Mango, lime and coriander salsa bowl

Salsa, a versatile sauce of Hispanic origin, can be prepared with many ingredients other than tomato: pineapple, avocado chunks, lemon, lime, garlic or coriander.

This refreshing version with mango and tomato will add color and sunshine to your plates.

A step-by-step recipe for a dazzling mango salsa

Spicy cut mango

To make this mango salsa, combine the juicy diced mango, tomatoes, fresh coriander and green onions in a harmonious blend.

Add a touch of lime to enhance the flavours, a hint of cumin for an exotic touch and a few drops of Sriracha sauce for those who like it spicy.

How to select the best mangoes for your salsa

Bowl with mangoes to make mango salsa

The secret of an exquisite mango salsa lies in the choice of mangoes.

Choose golden-yellow Ataulfo mangoes, ideal for this preparation.

How can you tell if a mango is ripe?

You shouldn’t rely on the color of the mango to tell you if it’s ripe, as some varieties retain their green color even after ripening.

What’s important is that the mango is soft when touched with light finger pressure.

Make sure the mango has a smooth skin with no black or brownish spots, which are a sign of over-ripening.

How to ripen a mango?

To ripen a mango, simply leave it on the counter at room temperature until fully ripe. When ripe, it can be stored in the refrigerator.

To speed up the process, an easy trick is to place the fruit in a paper bag and leave it at room temperature.

Pairings and gourmet combinations with mango salsa

Mango, lime and coriander salsa bowl

This mango and tomato salsa recipe transcends culinary boundaries.

It is the perfect accompaniment to grilled fish, grilled pork, grilled chicken and turkey kebabs, and authentic tacos.

Mango, with its juicy sweetness, is always a perfect match for spicy flavors.

It’s also an ideal companion for aperitifs, marrying corn chips and nachos with delight.

 
Bol de salsa à la mangue, lime et coriandre

Mango, tomato and lime salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This mango and tomato salsa will enhance your fish and taco dishes, unless you prefer to serve it with corn chips.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Peel the mango and cut it into small cubes.
  2. Seed the tomato and cut it into small cubes.
  3. Finely chop the cilantro and green onions.
  4. In a bowl, add the diced mango and tomato, green onions, garlic salt, cumin, lime juice, cilantro and Sriracha.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well and let stand in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasoning as needed before serving.

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