Mangos are a fantastic ingredient for making all kinds of delectable sweet-spicy and sweet-savory condiments. Here’s a fantastic array of recipes for various kinds of mango salsa, plus a selection of mango sauces, jams, and chutneys. Most are super-easy, requiring just a few ingredients for maximum flavor.
Lush, ripe seasonal mangoes is best for smoothies and other beverages, though you’re welcome to make them with frozen mango, when fresh are out of season or unavailable to you. Some of the beverages presented here call for fresh, some for frozen, and others for either option.
Mangoes are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world? They come in many varieties (in India alone, there are some 1,500 varieties. Perhaps, not surprisingly, that’s why there are several delectable recipes in this roundup contributed by bloggers from India.
Quite often, recipes will call simply for a mango, or a quantity of mango, without specifying what variety. They’re quite interchangeable, though some are sweeter and smoother than others.
Ripe mangos should have a bit of give when pressed gently. It’s no fun to work with an unripe mango! Link to this tutorial on how to cut a mango, three ways.
Here are a few varieties you’re likely to encounter in North America (this portion adapted from Melissa’s Great Book of Produce by Cathy Thomas and the Melissa’s Produce website. Melissa’s Produce is a great source of mangos year-round.
- Ataulfo (also known as honey mango): Small, kidney-shaped with greenish-yellow to deep golden skin. About 6 to 12 ounces. Very sweet and rich in flavor.
- Keitt: Large oval, green, with occasional red and yellow patches. About 20 to 26 ounces. Firm, juicy, and sweet flesh. Minimal fiber. Shortest season, usually only available 2 to 3 months of the year.
- Kent: Large oval with greenish-yellow skin and red shoulders. About 20 to 26 ounces. Very sweet, soft butter-like texture.
- Sapurana: Melissa’s website says that “the creamy, velvety flesh of the fruit highlights a honey-sweet flavor with a hint of lemon.” This melon is imported to the US from Central and South America.
- Tommy Atkins: Medium-sized, oval. Skin is yellowish-orange with deep red blush. About 12 to 24 ounces. Can be more fibrous than other varieties.
Thanks to the talented bloggers who participated in this roundup for permission to use their photos and link to their recipes.
Mango salsa recipes
Classic Mango Salsa: Here’s an easy mango salsa, a simple recipe that’s become a classic. It’s great served with chips, or as a lively side dish with spicy dishes from Indian, Caribbean, and Mexican cuisines.
Mango Habanero Salsa (with roasted vegetables): From Champagne Tastes, this sweet and spicy mango habanero salsa is made with oven-roasted tomatoes, peppers, onion, and garlic mixed with mango, citrus juice, and fresh herbs. It’s a delicious summer snack!
Vibrant, Fiery Mango-Habanero Salsa: From Flipped Out Food, this variation using flash-frozen mango chunks not only simplifies the prep, but it also means that you can enjoy this salsa any time of year!
Spicy Mango Salsa (with jalapeño; no tomato): From Frugal Nutrition, their favorite mango salsa! It’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and perfect as is or for serving alongside your favorite cookout dishes.
Mango Pineapple Salsa (with lime and oregano): From Recipes from a Pantry, a salsa packed with sweet mangoes, fresh pineapple, and juicy tomatoes. The lime and oregano balance the sweetness of the fruit to make this a crave-worthy snack, colorful appetizer, and totally delectable Mexican treat.
Pineapple Mango Salsa (Whole Foods Copycat): From The Clean Eating Couple is an easy, delicious, fresh variation on pineapple mango salsa. Paleo, gluten free, whole30 + packed with flavor.
Pineapple Mango Salsa (with pickled jalapeño and fresh herbs): From Piper Cooks, one more variation on the classic pineapple mango salsa.Try this fruity and spicy take on a fresh salsa with the sweetness of chopped mango and pineapple, spicy pickled jalapeños and the herbal goodness of fresh mint and basil leaves.
Peach Mango Salsa: From She’s Not Cookin’, a salsa that’s brightly flavored with peaches and mangos. Quick and easy, it’s perfect for nachos and tacos.
Mango Avocado Salsa: From Jeannie’s Tried and True Recipes, a salsa made with juicy ripe mangoes and creamy avocados and a little bit of bell pepper crunch. This salsa is sweet, tangy, and so refreshing. It’s a great dip for tortilla chips, a perfect topping on salads, or a filling in burritos.
Mango Salsa with Grilled Corn and Blistered Red Peppers: From Good Life Eats, a recipe that pairs juicy mango with grilled corn and blistered red bell peppers for a sweet and savory summertime salsa.
Mango and Black Bean Salsa: From A Taste for Travel, this versatile salsa does double duty as a delicious filling for wraps as well as a topping for almost everything you can imagine. It’s also super easy to make.
Mango jams, sauces, & chutneys
Mango Jam with Chilli Flakes & Cinnamon: From Rachna Cooks, a super easy and delicious mango jam made with just a few ingredients. Perfect when you have excess ripe mangoes at hand.
Homemade Mango Jam: From Masala Herb, nothing beats homemade mango jam prepared with the best mangoes. Preserve all the mango goodness for the coming months.
Easy Mango Coulis: From Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream, this easy mango coulis has a wonderful natural creaminess and is a cinch to make with just three ingredients. Perfect over your favorite vegan dessert to add a splash of sunshine!
Indian Homemade Mango Chutney: This simple mango chutney recipe is deliciously sweet and provides a great balance to rich, spicy foods like curry and samosa. It comes together easily with just a few ingredients and it sure tastes better than the store-bought condiment.
Sweet Chutney with Green Mango and Dates: From Enhance Your Palate, a sweet chutney, also known as Saunth or Meethi Chutney. It’s a delicious sweet-sour Indian meethi chutney — a variant of popular tamarind sweet chutney and is made using green mangoes, dates, jaggery, and spices.
Pujabi Mango Pickle (made with green mango): From Veg Recipes of India, a mango pickle that’s made with tangy unripe green mangoes. This Mango Pickle or Aam Ka Achar is a recipe that makes for the tastiest accompaniment with any Indian meal because of the choicest of spices that are used to make it.
Sweet Mango Chili Sauce: From Green Bowl 2 Soul, Sweet mango chili sauce is a very simple and tasty Asian dipping sauce. The delicious combination of the sweetness of mangoes and the kick of red chili flakes, topped with tangy lime juice will make your appetizers taste even better.
Hot Mango Habanero Sauce: From Masala Herb, a super-hot sauce with sweet fruity flavors. It can be used as a dip or versatile sauce.