These mango recipes are the best ways to eat this juicy sweet fruit! It works well in both savory and sweet recipes like salsa, tacos, smoothies, chili and more.
Got mangos? We’ve got recipes! This juicy fruit is the darling of the moment: it’s got tangy sweet flavor and is loaded with nutrients. Add it to recipes and it pairs just as well with grilled fish and tacos as it does with sweet preparations. In fact: over here we most often add it to everyday snack and dinner recipes instead of making it into desserts.
Here are all our top mango recipes for integrating this tasty tropical fruit into your everyday cooking! Of course there’s sweet and spicy mango salsa, perhaps the most perfect mango recipe around. Then there are more unique spins like hearty mango black bean chili and mango teriyaki skewers. And of course: don’t forget to pair it with a mango margarita! Let’s get cooking, shall we?
And now…the top mango recipes!
Types of mangos
There are six main types of mangos you can find at a grocery in the US, each with a slightly different flavor and texture profile. You can use any variety of mango in these mango recipes: each one will bring a different flavor profile! Here are the most common types:
- Tommy: Mildly sweet
- Haden: Rich, with aromatic undertones
- Francis: Rich, spicy and sweet
- Honey: Sweet and creamy
Mangos are packed with nutrients! Each time you eat these mango recipes, you get the following benefits:
- Low calorie food. One mango has 100 calories.
- Very high in vitamin C: One mango provides 100% of your daily vitamin C needs!
- Good source of vitamin A and fiber.
This easy mango salsa recipe uses only a few ingredients and is full of tangy flavor! Serve with fish, veggie tacos, or with tortilla chips.
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 1/4 large red onion (or 1/2 small onion)
- 2 large handfuls cilantro (2 tablespoons chopped)
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper
- 1 lime
- Kosher salt
- Chop the mangos into small cubes. Finely mince the onion. Chop the cilantro. Remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeño pepper, taking care to properly shield your hands and eyes from the juice, then finely dice the pepper. Juice the lime.
- Mix together mango, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and kosher salt. Taste and adjust flavors as desired to balance the sweetness of the mango with the sour lime and spicy pepper. For best results, let sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Serve with homemade tortilla chips.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: Mango recipes, Mango salsa
More fruit recipes
Love cooking and baking with fruit? Outside of these mango recipes, here are some of our other collections of recipes starring nutrient-rich fruits:
- Banana Recipes All the best ways to use this popular fruit! Banana bread, pancakes, muffins…and even bananas foster.
- Apple Recipes Top apple recipes with something for everyone, from applesauce to apple pie.
- Peach Recipes From sweet to savory to drinks, try them all to enjoy the season.
- Blueberry Recipes These tangy purple berries are seriously tasty—and healthy too. Here’s what to do with them.
- Strawberry Recipes The top strawberry recipes for enjoying those sweet ripe berries, from strawberry salad dressing to pie!
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.