Fresh Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Every summer I get a little bit of produce envy when I read about the overabundance of zucchini and/or tomatoes in everybody’s garden.  Every time I attempted to grow either, the plants would invariably succumb to some sort of rot or pestSigh.

But I suppose I shouldn’t get too jealous of you mainland folks.  After all, every summer I am happy to help out friends, neighbors, and/or co-workers looking to pawn off  mangoes from their over-productive trees.

Jalapeno Peppers

Mango Salsa Ingredients

Although I live in a condo these days, it wasn’t too long ago that I was the one who had to deal with dozens of newly ripened mangoes on a daily basis (oh how I miss those Pirie mangoes!).   Weekly batches of mango curry chicken and daily smoothies barely put a dent in the supply.

Rather than give the plain fruit away, I often made and gifted batches of fresh mango salsa.

Over the years I’ve had ample opportunity to perfect the recipe.   I’m a bit biased, sure, but I swear it’s the best mango salsa recipe I’ve ever tasted- sweet and salty with a bit of kick to it.  Although I can happily eat excessive amounts of the stuff as a snack with tortilla chips, it’s also great as a topping for grilled chicken or fish tacos.

Note: thanks for bearing with the sporadic posting over the past month or so (weddings, travel, technical difficulties, etc.).  It’ll probably be more of the same for another 2-3 weeks, but I can’t wait to get back to posting on a more regular basis in the not-too-distant future. 

Mango Salsa


Fresh Mango Salsa

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


* 1 cup diced tomatoes (canned tomatoes that have been drained work great)
* 1 cup finely chopped mango
* 1 cup finely chopped red onion
* 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
* 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
* 1 small Jalapeno chile pepper, minced (seeded or partially seeded, depending on heat preference)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust lime juice and salt, if necessary.

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3 Responses to “Fresh Mango Salsa”

  1. #
    Barbara — August 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Love your regular cilantro salsa so this looks like it would be yummy too! (though I may substitute peaches for the mango since I have a bunch ripening on the counter that need to be eaten!) We had your watermelon/feta cheese salad with a spaghetti-steak dish for supper tonight and it was a big hit! No leftovers!


    • Cate — August 22nd, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

      I’m sure peaches would be great too! And I’m so glad to hear that the watermelon salad was a hit!


  2. #
    Tamara Coleman — September 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Looks delicious! I love fruit salsa’s! :) I have a red peach & vidalia onion salsa that I sell on my website at Check it out if you get a chance.


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