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Mango Salsa

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Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!

Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!

What a beautiful morning! The windows are wide open, mild wind is blowing in, kids laughter is coming in from outside, birds are chirping… I can finally say that it feels like summer!

And no, it’s not Friday! I’m just popping in on a random Thursday to share with you a fun, summer-y recipe, since tomorrow is reserved for my April obsessions. Plus, I simply can’t wait any longer. You need this mango salsa in your life. It’s ridiculously easy and quick to make!! Like you will be devouring this dip in less than 10 minutes. Not kidding you.

Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!

Here is my secret: Hunt’s diced tomatoes! Such a time saver, yet no compromise on flavor. Yes, I use canned tomatoes (not all year round, of course), and I love it!

And before we move on, let me get one thing out of the way. If you really want to be technical, this really is pico de gallo. Salsa is saucier and, typically, cooked, while pico de gallo is fresh and chunkier. But I’m used to calling this salsa, so salsa it is! 🙂

Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!

Ok, moving on. Here is another secret for maximum flavor in minimum time. A little bit of red onion and jalapeño are finely chopped and marinated in lime juice for about 5 minutes. This method softens the pungent flavors and creates perfect base for the salsa. And one more little trick for you. (I’m in a good mood today and giving away all my secrets!) Before chopping the cilantro, tightly gather the leaves, place your knife on its side on top and smash a few times (same way you crush garlic cloves). It releases the strong flavor (like when you bruise the mint) and evenly distributes the flavor in the salsa. I’m telling ya, ton of flavor in little time!

Now, all you need is mix everything and dig in! How easy is that?

Mango salsa- step by step photo instructions

I love serving my mango salsa with tortilla scoops, so that I can fill it with all the juicy, sweet goodness! Pair it with guacamole and a glass of margarita, and you’re set for Cinco de Mayo!

Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!

Hope you enjoyed my summer mango salsa. Now your turn, tell me what is your favorite salsa?

Mango Salsa

Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice)
  • 1 mango
  • 1 can (14.5 oz/400gr) Hunt’s diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combined chopped onion, jalapeno and lime juice. Let it marinate for at least 5 minutes. (This will soften the pungent flavors.)
  2. Cut the mango into small cubes. Add the mango, tomatoes, cilantro and salt into the onion mixture. Mix well.

*Before chopping the cilantro, tightly gather the leaves, place your knife on its side on top and smash a few times (same way you crush garlic cloves). It releases the strong flavor (like when you bruise the mint) and evenly distributes the flavor in the salsa.

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28 comments

  1. seriously, I think everyday should be salsa and margarita day 🙂 looks SO delicious

  2. Hi Shinee, I made these the other day on a pulled chicken nachos recipe and it worked out wonderfully! Thanks so much for this wonderful idea. It’s one of the best salsa recipes I had so far. Will cook it again for sure, especially during summer! 🙂 Thanks again for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  3. The canned tomatoes /// sheer genius! Our mangos are just starting to drop…There are too high in the tree to be picked so we wait for them to drop.
    There is batch of this salsa in my future for sure!

  4. I’m so ready for summer produce!  Thanks for posting. Hello from Project Inspired.

  5. Visiting from ‘Buns in my oven whats cooking wednesday’ link party. I just made a pineapple avocado salsa, but this mango salsa looks delicious! I like the idea of using a can of diced tomatoes, so much easier! Thanks for sharing.
    Newest follower on Facebook & Pinterest 🙂

  6. Love, love, love mango salsa but usually just buy it at the store! I’d love to try making it and this looks like a great recipe!

  7. I made it and my tongue got so little burned by eating it after an hour.

  8. Yum!  This looks and sounds so good!  i am pinning this recipe so that I can try it out later on and share with others!  Thanks for sharing!

  9. I’ve actually never had mango in my salsa before but this screams Summer! 

  10. One of the most beautiful looking salsa I have seen. Looks so delicious!

  11. Oh my, I’m drooling like crazy right now! 😀

  12. This looks awesome! I marinate my chilies/onions in vinegar or citrus juice and I do the cilantro trick, but I NEVER would have though to used canned tomatoes so I definitely learned something new 🙂

  13. Yummy! I love mango salsa, especially as a dressing for tacos. This looks so refreshing and perfect with chips!

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