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Mango Salsa is the Perfect Side for Grilling Season

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Mango Salsa is the Perfect Side for Grilling Season

Mangoes have long been used in South Asian dishes, such as in chutneys, pickles, and in drinks such as lassi. Juicy, ripe mangoes are delicious in both sweet and savoury dishes. There’s so much you can do with mango, and if you are a fan of mango, you might want to try our recipes below for mango salsa.

Mango salsa is a fresh side or appetiser that marries perfectly with any kind of meat dish. Whether it’s fish, beef or pork, this low-effort salsa can add extra flavour and colour, impressing your guests in an instant. 

Mango salsa is usually prepared by simply stirring all the chopped ingredients together and letting it sit in the fridge for a few hours to allow the flavours to develop. This type of mango salsa is different to mango dip: mango dip is also made with mango as the key ingredient but tends to have a smoother consistency. It is often blitzed in a blender to create a creamy sauce that sticks to your dipping vessels such as chips or chicken tenders. 

Mango Salsa Ingredients

This is a highly customisable dish that lets you add or take away any ingredients as you prefer. Make sure to get the best ripe mangoes, and add other firm vegetables that are in season. Some of the popular ingredients for mango salsa include:

  • red onion

  • red bell pepper

  • avocado

  • tomatoes

  • corn

  • chilli

  • lime juice

  • popular herbs: mint, coriander (cilantro)

5 Mango Salsa and Chutney Recipes to Try

1. Mango Chutney

Curry powder, ginger, cinnamon and allspice add the perfect amount of spice for this cooked mango chutney that is a staple in Indian food. 

2. Mango Salsa

This is a great basic mango salsa recipe that you can build on with other fresh fruit and vegetables that you have on hand. Try it alongside steak, atop pork chops, chicken tenders and fried shrimp. 

3. Cucumber Radish Mango Salsa

Mango salsa with cucumber, radish, red onion, cilantro and lime - all you need to do is chop and let them mingle. 

4. Bowl of Fresh Mango Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Avocado adds extra creaminess and makes this salsa totally moorish. Make a double serving and place in a large bowl and let your party guests entertain themselves.

5. Slow Cooker Mango Chutney

Here's an extra trick for your slow cooker: slow-cooker mango chutney. It can't get easier than this! Simply prepare your ingredients and place everything inside the slow cooker. Let it do its thing for the next 6 hours and come home to delicious, creamy, sweet and spicy mango chutney that is perfect for your lamb chops or curry with rice. 

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