Mango salsa is beautiful. When we made this fresh mango salsa recipe, it turned out to be so bright and beautiful that I almost didn’t want to eat it. Eat it I did though! We actually made this go with these black bean lettuce wraps.
Mangos are not my favorite fruit. They are actually pretty far down on my list. However, they are way up Andi’s list of favorite fruits. She loves the stuff. I recently made some black bean lettuce wraps and it was clear that we needed some mango salsa to go with them.
Oh boy, was I right!
This mango salsa took my taste buds by surprise. You have really gotta try it.
- 2 Mangos
- 3/4 medium red bell peppe
- 1/4 medium red onion
- ½ Jalapeno (optional)
- 3 T Fresh cilantro
- 3 T Fresh lime juice
- ¼ t Sea salt
- ¼ t Freshly ground black pepper
- Wash all ingredients - Wash and dry the mango, cilantro, lime and bell pepper.
- Prepare the mango - Peel and dice the mango. Add diced mango to a large glass bowl.
- Chop the cilantro - Remove the cilantro from the stems. Roughly chop the cilantro leaves. Add the chopped cilantro to the glass.
- Prepare the red bell pepper - Cut the bell pepper in half and remove the seeds. Dice ¾ of the pepper. Add the diced bell pepper to the bowl. (Save the remaining bell pepper for a salad later.)
- Prepare the jalapeno - Cut the jalapeno in half. Remove the seeds. Depending on your desire for spice, dice the desired amount of jalapeno. Add the diced jalapeno to the glass bowl. (Wash your hands and cutting surface after handling peppers.)
- Prepare the limes - Cut the limes in half. Juice the limes until you have 3 tablespoons worth of juice. Add juice to the glass bowl.
- Add salt and pepper to the bowl.
- Mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
- Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
How to tell if a mango is ripe?
Do not judge the ripeness of mango by the color of the mango. To tell if a mango is ripe, gently squeeze it in your hand. If it gives slightly but doesn’t feel mushy, it is ripe. It should feel very similar to a ripe avocado.
How to easily peel a mango?
Check out this awesome trick for quickly peeling a mango
How to store mango?
Unripe mangos should be stored at room temperature. Keep them on the counter and out of direct sunlight. They will ripen and become sweeter after just a few days.
How to store ripe mango?
Once the mango is ripe it should be stored in the refrigerator. A ripe mango will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days.
I highly recommend serving this salsa at room temperature. You can make this ahead and store in the fridge. However, just set it out about 30 minutes before serving to allow it to get to room temperature. Also, I don’t recommend freezing this salsa. The texture would be what I consider “off” after it defrosted. If you don’t mind a slight change in the texture, it will freeze fine and dandy.