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Mango Habanero Salsa

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This mango habanero salsa is the perfect summertime party dish! Sweet mango combined with spicy habanero peppers, cilantro, lime, and red onion. Totally delicious spooned over grilled chicken or scooped up with a corn chip!

Mango Habanero Salsa served in a bowl with a spoon.

Are you a lover of sweet and spicy?

Well, you’re going to LOVE this easy to make mango habanero salsa!

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite toppings to use in savory dishes and goes well with chicken, beef, and even pork.

In fact, this mango habanero salsa would be a great subtitution for the pineapple salsa in both Ground Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa or my Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa recipe.

And if you’re in the mood to just chow down this mango habanero salsa goes perfectly with corn chips.

Make sure to add this mango salsa to your list of summertime recipes because it’s going to be a HUGE hit!

Mango Habanero Salsa ingredients on a table.

Ingredients for mango habanero salsa

  • Mango – You want to make sure to use ripe mango so it’s extra sweet!
  • Habanero peppers – These peppers are small but can be very spicy. You can use less if you’re not a fan of heat.
  • Cilantro – This brings a fresh flavor to the salsa.
  • Red onion – Soak the red onion in ice water if you want to reduce the onion “bite.”
  • Lime juice – This brings acidity and freshness to the salsa.
  • Olive oil – Just a touch to pull the whole fruit salsa together.
Mango Habanero Salsa in a bowl with corn chips.

The best type of mango to use

To make fresh fruit salsa you’ll want to make sure to use freshly chopped mango.

Do not use canned or tinned mango as they tend to be soaked in sugar syrup and have a softer texture.

If you’re not in the mood to peel, core and chop a whole mango you can sometimes find them prechopepd or sliced in the fresh fruit section of the grocey store.

Using a different hot pepper

Worried that habanero peppers might be a little too spicy for your tastes?

You can use less of the habanero pepper or try using a pepper a bit lower on the heat scale – jalapeno and serrano are great options.

If you want zero heat but craving more color try adding finely diced red bell pepper.

What to serve with mango habanero salsa

While I’m happy to shovel this salsa into my mouth with just a corn chip here are a few delicious recipes you could serve this fruit salsa with:

Mango Habanero Salsa in a bowl with corn chips served alongside.

Storage and leftovers

I always have a hard time controlling myself around homemade mango salsa but that doesn’t mean I’m not sometimes left with leftovers.

You’ll want to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

You can use the leftovers to simply snack with corn chips or serve with grilled protein.

Mango Habanero Salsa in a white bowl.

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Mango Habanero Salsa

Mango Habanero Salsa

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This mango habanero salsa is the perfect summertime party dish! Sweet mango combined with spicy habanero peppers, cilantro, lime, and red onion. Totally delicious spooned over grilled chicken or scooped up with a corn chip!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced mango
  • 1 habanero pepper, pitted and minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  4. Serve with chips or spoon over grilled chicken, pork, or beef.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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Natalie

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Great salsa with my famous chicken recipe, loved it, thanks!

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