Bite into a delicious scoop of perfectly-flavored sweet and spicy salsa. Fresh Mango Jalapeño Salsa is the perfect dip for chips or spoon it over your next piece of grilled fish or chicken. Either way, you’ll be blown away by the freshness!
It is nearly impossible to think of any food that is fresher than salsa. Salsa is a collection of the freshest ingredients around and I could eat it in about a zillion different ways and every day of my life. This Mango Jalapeno Salsa is a new favorite. I love the added spice from the jalapenos that so perfectly complements the juicy, sweet mangoes. And the crunchy cucumber? Oh my, it sends the fresh flavors over the edge.
This fresh mango salsa is the perfect addition to any party table, and it is also a great healthy recipe to hang out in the fridge throughout the week.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW TO MAKE MANGO JALAPEÑO SALSA!
HOW TO MAKE MANGO JALAPEÑO SALSA
This salsa comes together quickly for a fun party dip or great snack!
Simply combine the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well:
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!
RECIPE TIPS: MAKE THIS THE BEST SALSA RECIPE YOU’LL EVER EAT!
If mangoes are not in season and you still want to make this tasty salsa, replace fresh with frozen or substitute with another sweet fruit such as pineapple, grapes or mandarin oranges.
Squirt extra lime juice and sprinkle salt and pepper over the top just before serving!
It tastes amazing when thrown over grilled chicken, grilled salmon or a leafy salad. It also tastes delicious in a lunch wrap, fish tacos or even eaten as a solo salad. My favorite way to enjoy it is to scoop it up with salty tortilla chips!
This mango salsa recipe is 100% gluten free!
For an added touch of YUM, add diced avocado or black beans to the mix!
Spice it up! Add an extra jalapeño if you’re feeling saucy!
Replace the cucumber with extra onion and cilantro for a less crunch salsa.
Be sure to chop everything up as small as possible if you are enjoying this as a dipping salsa.
OTHER YUMMY SALSA RECIPES TO ENJOY!
We love to snack on salsa and share it at gatherings! Here are a couple other salsas you may enjoy trying – let us know what you think!
HOW TO CUT A MANGO (WITH VIDEO TUTORIAL!)
Are you familiar with how to cut up and prepare a mango? I put together this short tutorial for you about how to quickly and easily get to the mango flesh without any stress. This sweet fruit is great to eat on its own or in salads in addition to this salsa recipe!
DELICIOUS USES FOR MANGOES
Now it’s time to enjoy the juicy fruit! Here are a few ways to enjoy mangoes:
Enjoy them as a healthy snack, simply chopped or sliced!
Toss them into your next batch of guacamole! This Mango Crab Guacamole is a yummy option.
Finely chop a mango and add it to your next Superfood Salad or fruit salad.
Add chopped mango to your next smoothie!
Use mangoes as an ingredient in your next batch of chutney or butter.
HOW TO TELL IF A MANGO IS RIPE
There is nothing worse than arriving at the grocery store and not knowing how to pick the best fruit. There isn’t always time to wait for fruit to ripen, am I right? There are two simple ways to know if you are selecting a mango that’s ripe and ready to enjoy immediately. First, mangoes that are ready to eat will have a stronger aroma than ones that aren’t quite ready, especially near the stem (closest to where it was plucked from the tree).
Also, when you give the mango a gentle squeeze, you will be able to feel it give a little underneath your fingers. If it is rock solid, it is not ready. If it is mushy, it is too ripe. If it gives just a little bit under the pressure of your touch, it is ready to eat! The more you do this, the better you’ll get at determining when the succulent fruit is ready for consumption!
HOW TO RIPEN A MANGO
If you see mangoes on sale at your local grocery, pick some up and let them finish the ripening process at home. Be sure to store them at room temperature, preferably in an enclosed, dark paper bag. Refrigerating them will slow down the ripening process, so keep them on the counter for best results.
Fresh Mango Jalapeno Salsa
- 2 mangoes ripe, chopped
- 1 tomato chopped
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno finely chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!