Mango salsa

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Fruity, sharp with a light chilli kick, this mango salsa is excellent served with fish, with curries, as a dip or simple rolled up in flatbreads and devoured!

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This is such a refreshing salsa and it takes moments to prepare. Ideally make it and leave it overnight in the fridge to allow the flavours to develop, but it is delicious eaten as soon as you have made it.

One of my favourite ways to eat this salsa is on mini flatbreads (sometimes making them but sometimes using bought tortillas and cutting out circles) and topped with a pan-fried prawn: great little bites to serve with drinks!

I often add some black mustard seeds that I cook in hot oil for a few minutes until they pop, discarding the oil. This is particularly good if serving with Indian-style curries.

Recipe: mango salsa

  • 1 fresh mango, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • a small red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded or with the seeds left in)
  • about a tablespoon of fresh coriander, chopped

(1) Simply add the ingredients, apart from the coriander, to a bowl and stir. Taste and adjust flavours if necessary eg) a little more lime for added sharpness, a touch more sugar for extra sweetness.

(2) Chill and stir in the coriander when ready to serve.


Author: Philip

Finalist on Britain’s Best Home Cook (BBC Television 2018). Published recipe writer with a love of growing fruit & veg, cooking, teaching and eating good food.

5 thoughts on “Mango salsa”

  1. To tell the truth, I think that cooking is a special art and I always try to find truly unique dishes to cook. I’m so glad that I came across your article because I hadn’t heard about mango salsa before this moment, but it has such a special and Interesting concept. The filling of this salsa is absolutely not standard, but I think that this dish is so delicious that I fell in love with it through the screen. The idea to wrap salsa in mini flatbreads seems to me perfect and it is such an original way to eat this dish. I really like all ingredients that mango salsa contains and I think that they are harmoniously combined with each other. Also, I am amazed by the cooking method because it seems to be so easy and available for everyone. I think that mango salsa can be as a main course or as a snack because it is an absolutely low-calorie dish, which, from my point of view, is so substantial at the same time. Thank you loads for such an incredible recipe!


  2. it’s funny but i don’t eat mangoes even though they are grown here in queensland. but! i do enjoy mango chutney with curries and i make a batch every christmas. so this actually looks like a fun thing to try…


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