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Mango Salsa

Once you try this salsa recipe, you will never reach for another jar of store-bought salsa again! It is so fresh and flavourful you will want to eat it by the spoonful!

mango salsa in a jar and on a spoon

For most of my childhood, my dad made this delicious salsa and said he never had a recipe for it. You can customize the recipe by switching up a few ingredients depending on what you like, but I wanted to create a basic recipe that is easy to make and can be shared with others. Trust me when I say that this is the best salsa you will ever taste!


This salsa is packed full of vitamins and creates a healthy topping for: fish, tortilla chips, nachos, tacos, and more! But don’t worry, if you’re not a fan of fish, you can always pair it with chicken or keep it vegetarian by adding it to vegetable wraps or eating it as a dip with chips. Mangos, red peppers and basil are all great sources of vitamin C. However, that’s not all this salsa has to offer. It also contains vitamin A, B6, iron, magnesium and calcium.


This recipe is best when eaten fresh but will last in the fridge for three to four days.

So let’s get into the recipe!


Ingredients:

jar of mango salsa
  • 1 ½ cups champagne Mango

  • ½ cup red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup green onion

  • ¼ cup basil

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (If you are planning on eating the mango salsa with chips, I recommend using only two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil)

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of pepper

  • Juice of one lime (approximately two tablespoons)


Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the following ingredients:

  1. Peel and finely dice the champagne mango, ensuring to cut out the pit (I used two mangoes for 1 ½ cup)

  2. Finely dice the red pepper

  3. Finely chop the green onion

  4. Chiffonade the basil (see below for chiffonade instructions)

  5. Add the extra virgin olive oil and lime juice.

  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Ready to serve!