Fresh mango is in season and it is the best time to make this easy mango salsa recipe. With a few ingredients you can have a delectable refreshing side dish that will complement many food especially fish. We have another version of this easy mango salsa recipe that incorporates shrimp paste (bagoong). For Filipinos shrimp paste is heaven but it is an acquired taste.
After weeks of making meat and seafood dishes I am craving for something refreshing with not much sauce in it. I happen to have tinapa smoked fish and fresh mango. This food combination will definitely satisfy my craving for something simple.
I am not a big fish person due to its fishy smell with the exception of dried and smoke fish. Don’t get me wrong I like fish but I would rather have someone else prepare it for me. I like salmon but left over salmon – no. For some reason the smell bothers me. This salsa complements salmon fish tacos so well. I know our dried and smoke fish can be offending to non-Filipinos too. But since we grew up having it and we know it is delicious – to us it smells good. When paired with this easy mango salsa recipe it is definitely scrumptious. Again, my only problem with having dried or smoke fish is I have no control with the amount of rice I eat.
How do you cut a Mango?
Cutting a mango is easy as long as you have a sharp knife. It is easier for me to hold the mango with the pointed tip facing away from me. The seed of the mango is in the middle of the fruit and on each side is the flesh that is edible. To cut the mango the biggest part should be facing you. In the middle of the fruit locate where the stem used to be when it was still hanging on the tree. Insert the knife about 1/8 inch above the stem or above the seed and cut through the mango fruit also known as the cheek. When cutting follow the curve. Flip the mango and do the same thing with the other side. Now you have both cheeks separated from the seed.
The flesh surrounding the seed is edible. The easiest way to make mango cubes is to cut the flesh (not the skin) horizontally and vertically about 6 to 8 times each direction. Then scoop out the mango cubes with a spoon.
How to Make Mango Salsa
Make this easy Mango Salsa Recipe and you will love it. Vegan and Vegatarians will definitely enjoy this fruity savory side dish. Let’s make it. Watch my video “How to Make Mango Salsa”. Magluto na tayo!
Easy Mango Salsa Recipe
- 1 mango seeded & sliced into cubes
- 1/2 small red onion peeled and diced
- 1 large tomato diced
- 1/2 cup or bunch of cilantro discard the hard stems
- 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Wash and cut all the ingredients. Pat dry with a paper towel.
Remove the hard stem from the cilantro and cut the leaves to small pieces.
Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Season with fish sauce, salt & ground black pepper. If allergic to fish sauce use 1/4 teaspoon salt instead.
Refrigerate before serving. Serve with fish or meat.
1. Use ripe sweet mango.
2. Refrigerate before serving.
3. If there is a leftover consume it the next day after that toss it.
4. Pair this mango salsa recipe with chicken, shrimp or meat. Try it with deep fried pork chop or tinapa smoked fish.