- 4 mangoes (three normal, one VERY ripe)
- 1 small minced onion
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 small jalapeño (seeds removed)
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro (chopped fine)
- 1/4 cup your favorite Whole30 approved salsa
- Salt to taste
Chop, dice or mince the above ingredients and mix in a large mixing bowl. Make sure to cut the one VERY ripe mango over the bowl so it collects all of those sweet juices.
My mother-in-law made this salsa for us while we visited this summer and I have been absolutely salivating over it ever since. It is the perfect summer salsa and is a great side dish or served topped on a juicy chicken breast.
This recipe originally called for 1/4 cup of brown sugar, but it was so fresh and delicious that I made it a mission to figure out a Whole30 version of it. After some trial with date paste and the like, I finally perfected it with a simple tweak, one very ripe mango. So in your hunt for mangoes, go ahead and grab three normal slightly firm mangoes. Then you will also need one VERY ripe mango, it should be pretty soft, but obviously not rotten. This one will have a much sweeter taste, but the salsa would be difficult to eat and not last as long if every mango was this soft. As you cut this mango, peel and cut it over your mixing bowl because it will release a lot of juice (very sweet juice) and you want all of that to sweeten up this delicious summer treat!
Once your mangoes are cut, add in your onion, jalapeño (with the seeds removed), lime juice, cilantro and salsa all to the same mixing bowl. Add salt to taste. Some of my favorite ways to eat this salsa is:
- Topped on a smoked chicken breast
- Next to a bunless burger
- On my favorite summer salad
- With a pulled pork taco bowl
Let me know if you try this mango salsa and your favorite food combinations!