Mango Salsa - super quick to make, beautiful vibrant colours and fresh delicious flavours with the sweetness of ripe mango and the spicy kick from jalapeno.
Fresh Easy Mango Salsa
This Fresh Easy Mango Salsa is delicious served as a dip or as a side to grilled meats. It is one of my favourite go to salsa recipes, because I love the freshness and the sweetness of the fresh mango with that spicy heat.
When ever I spot some fresh ripe mangos on sale, I always grab one or two just so I can make up some of this.
Forget store bought jarred varieties. Once you taste fresh there is no going back.
What is Salsa?
So what exactly is salsa? Salsa is a common condiment that is often served as a side for tacos or Mexican foods.
Typically they are mostly tomato based, but you can also get different varieties such as green salsa (salsa verde), corn salsa and then my favourite, salsa with fruit such as pineapple or mango.
Then you can also buy fresh, jarred or make you own. Fresh is always so much nicer in taste and it's super quick to make if you have the ingredients on hand.
Heat level of Jalapenos
The heat in salsa generally comes from Jalapenos. How much heat you get depends on how you prep for you salsa.
I like to keep mine pretty mild, so that the kids will eat it, and they are not keen on foods which are too spicy.
I remove both the seeds and the white pith (the white membrane inside a jalapeno. Most mistakenly think if they remove the seeds they remove the heat, but actually the majority of the heat is in the white pith part of a jalapeno.
Ingredients in Mango Salsa
Some salsa recipes require your to pulse all the ingredients in a food processor so it is more saucy in appearance. But for this mango salsa, just finely dicing is the best, you want to get little flavour burst of each ingredient.
To my mango Salsa I like to use:
- Fresh Ripe Mango
- Red Pepper
- Red Onion
- Ripe Tomatoes
- Cilantro (fresh Coriander)
- Lime Juice
- Sea Salt
Pretty simple fresh ingredients, right?
What to Serve with Mango Salsa?
If you grilling or barbecuing some protein, then this is the perfect side to serve, it goes amazingly well with a variety of main dishes.
It also makes a great healthy movie snack to share.
More Fresh Fruit Recipes
Looking for some other fresh fruit recipes? Check out these:
- CHINESE SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN
- BLUEBERRY OAT CRUMBLE BARS
- CHICKEN AND MANGO MEATBALLS WITH A SPICY MANGO SAUCE
- BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD WITH ALMONDS, APPLE AND CRANBERRIES
- STOVE TOP PORK WITH APPLES
- CHICKEN STRAWBERRY AVOCADO SALAD
or head on over to my Full Recipe Index with over 900 delicious Slimming Eats and Weight Watchers friendly recipes all fully searchable by meal type, ingredients, value and smart points etc
|Come and follow me on:
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST
TWITTER and YOUTUBE
You can also subscribe to Slimming Eats so that you never miss any new updates.
Need some extra Support? Come and check out my Facebook Group
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a Comment, Rate It and Tag us in your Photos @SLIMMINGEATS on INSTAGRAM