A spicy sweet and savoury mango salsa dip that makes the perfect snack, perfect side for a summer BBQ.
I started to feel like all I was ever eating was corn chips and my homemade guacamole, so I decided the other day I needed to switch things up a little. Mango salsa has been one of those recipes that I go to when I want to impress my friends and family without too much effort if you know what I mean… It’s so easy to whip up and tastes so fresh and unique with the whole sweet and savoury combo that everyone loves it. They also think I’m super fancy for making it for them so lets keep this our little secret!
Mango has always been top on my list of favourite fruits. What’s not to love its sweet, tropical and just delicious, right? I remember when I first met my Matt (my bf) and he told me he didn’t like mango… wait what? Turns out he had never had ripe mango which is like eating a green banana, no really but you know what I mean. Unless your making green mango salad (which is actually very delicious) you want to make sure you mango is fully ripe. It will make the biggest difference especially in this recipe.
What makes this spicy mango salsa recipe so refreshing is that the juices from the ripe mango, tomatoes and lime just mingle together, make friends and create a burst of flavours in your mouth. The jalapeño is optional although I highly suggest it even if you don’t love the heat you can still add in a little and it wont be crazy hot because you have the sweet mango to balance it out. I even love making this recipe as a side to compliment grilled fish like salmon steak (new favourite) … it tastes incredible together!
I used to be such a sweet tooth kind of girl but since cutting out white sugar from my diet I have started to appreciate savoury dishes even more. Don’t get me wrong I still love me some blueberry pie, and vegan ice cream, but I no longer have intense cravings like I once had. Bring on the guacamole and salsa’s and I’m in chip dipping heaven.
I hope you try out this refreshing summer twist on the traditional tomato salsa and bring it to your next party, BBQ or enjoy it by yourself on the deck with a nice book in hand. Either way I know you are absolutely going to love it!
Are you a mango lover? And what dips would you like to see me healthify next?