I love the fresh flavors of this sweet and spicy mango salsa!! Made with fresh mangoes, jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions – this salsa is sure to delight!! Try it with tacos, on quesadillas, even on a burrito!
The secret to making the tastiest sweet and spicy mango salsa is picking the perfectly ripe mango. Too ripe? The flavor will be bland, overly sweet, and potentially bitter.Not ripe enough? The mangoes will be tart and not sweet enough. Not the refreshing salsa I’d want with tacos…
To pick the perfect mango, look for a Kent or Alphonso varieties – they have less fibers making them easier to cut. Certain red mangoes (as advertised in grocery stores – they often look green!) also work well. Check to make sure the mango is firm. Squishy = overripe. Next – give the mango a sniff. That’s right! If it smells delicious and mango-ey, it’s ready to go. If it doesn’t smell just yet, leave it on the counter for a day or two until it ripens up a bit.
Dicing a mango can be tricky. Perfectly ripe buggers can be really juice and slippery when you cut into them so be careful! Check out this video tutorial from the Kitchn to learn the proper way to cut a mango.
I like to serve this salsa with fish tacos, quesadillas, I’ve even had it in a burrito! Keep an eye out for a special quesadilla recipe next week – this salsa is the perfect topping for them!
Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa
Try the fresh flavors of this sweet and spicy mango salsa!! Made with fresh mangoes, jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions – this salsa is sure to delight!! Try it on tacos, on quesadillas, even on a burrito!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 1 large mango
- 1/4 small red onion
- 1 jalapeño
- 1 medium roma tomato
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 pinch salt
- cilantro (optional)
- Cut the mango into small cubes.
- Dice the red onion, jalapeño, and tomato into small pieces.
- Mix mango, onion, jalapeño, tomato, and lime juice.
- Salt to taste. Mix in cilantro (optional) or use as garnish.