It’s mango season in South Florida, so beware of falling mangos and whip up our Mango Salsa Recipe! This is a perfect summertime salsa that’s delicious on chips, tacos or grilled meats.
Mango Salsa Recipe
- 1 large mango or 2 small mangos, diced small*
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon red onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- juice of 1/2 lime
- salt to taste
- Stir all ingredients together
- Serve with chips, fish or chicken tacos or on grilled shrimp, fish or chicken
- Optional: add 1 diced avocado to make Mango Avocado Salsa
*Not sure how to cut a mango? Let the photo below guide you!
Fun Mango Facts:
- Many of the historic neighborhoods we meander through on our Dixie Dining Corridor Food Tour used to be mango orchards.
- Tropical Acres Farms, 1010 Camellia Road, located near the Palm Beach Zoo grows over 250 varieties of mangos! If you’re in the area, stop by to sample a few.
- With so many varieties, expect many shapes, sizes and colors plus slight variations in taste and texture.
- Mangos pack a nutritious punch! A 1 cup serving provides 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your vitamin A and 12% of your fiber.
- Mangos are the most popular fruit worldwide with more mangos eaten every day than any other fruit!
- Is it ripe? With so many colors of mangos, the squeeze test is the best way to tell if it’s ripe…it should yield to gentle pressure.
- Giving someone a basket of mangos is considered a gesture of friendship in India. Lucky for me, I have friends with mango trees who frequently display this gesture of friendship here in West Palm Beach.
- The paisley pattern is based on the shape of a mango.
- If you order a fish taco in South Florida, it will likely be topped with a mango salsa.
- Mangos make great salsa!
Hungry for more mango recipes? Try our Mango Smoothie Recipe!