This is a very easy mango salsa recipe! The easiest! But don’t be fooled by its simplicity, because this fresh mango salsa is absolutely delicious!
I love me some salsa. Tomato, mango, peach, collard greens, pineapple, jalapeno, avocado, corn, you name it, I’ve turned it into salsa! I love eating salsa with my tacos, pita pocket sandwiches, enchiladas, or simply with tortilla chips.
Anytime I have some leftover tortillas from a taco feast, I like to turn them into chips. I cut the tortillas into triangles, toss them with a bit of olive oil and whatever spices I’m in the mood for that day, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, italian seasoning and then I bake them at 375ºF for 5-8 minutes until crispy. And to me, there’s no better way to eat delicious homemade tortilla chips than with salsa!
I really like to pair this mango salsa with pork tacos or fish tacos. They compliment each other so well. The mango makes the pork or fish shine and vice-versa.
I like to use habanero for this salsa, but if you don’t like a lot of heat, sub in any other pepper, even sweet ones.
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to put together, so I recommend assembling it close to the time you are planning on eating it. Leftovers will be fine in the refrigerator for a day or two, but fresh is best. And that’s what this recipe for mango salsa is all about: freshness. You don’t even need the ripest of all mangoes to make this, slightly under ripe mangoes will do just fine.
I used to be of the opinion that sweet and savory shouldn’t mix. I would cringe at the thought of putting strawberries in a savory salad. I know what you must be thinking, what kind of a monster was I? I have to say, it was this mango salsa that won me over, years ago, when I was starting my cooking obsession. I decided I was going to give every flavor combination a chance. Even weird ones or exotic foods. If I wanted to know everything there is to know about food, I had to try everything there is to try. I got to say, it wasn’t even that hard. The first time I made this, I served it with a pork taco and it won me over. It was love at first bite.
Recipe For Mango Salsa
This recipe for mango salsa is fresh and delicious. It will compliment your pork and fish dishes and bring out the best in them. You will want to make this over and over!
- 2 mangos chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1/2 habanero seeded and chopped finely (or jalapeno, or any pepper really)
- 2 limes juiced
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
- Pinch of salt
Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate until needed.
The fresher you serve this, the better. I like to make it just a couple hours before serving. It will last for 1 or 2 days in the fridge before the mango starts to look soggy.