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Cucumber Mango Salsa

Fresh, colorful and delicious, this cucumber mango salsa recipe is great to make during the summer or any day you can get your hands on ripe mangoes. This sauce is perfect for dipping into your favorite chips or serving on chicken or fish. It’s quick and easy to make with simple ingredients… and the flavor combination makes any day feel like a warm summer day.

Other salsa recipes to try: Black Bean Salsa, Pineapple Salsa Vinaigrette, Molho a Campanha – Brazilian Salsa Vinaigrette.

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Hey guys!!

This homemade salsa is super easy to make and is great for lots of things, from tacos to grilled or seared proteins. I love it on pan-seared salmon and pan-seared chicken breasts.

And similar to my black bean dip, it also makes a great topping for veggie bowls.

Another benefit of this mango cucumber salsa recipe is that it is remarkably customizable. You can add more or less of anything and make your own version by adding jalapeños or avocado, which I love to do every now and then!

This recipe is easy enough to make on a weekday and special enough to bring along to a barbecue – bring along some fatty sausages too. They look great together and I can assure you it will be a success.

It’s also ready in less than 30 minutes, so it’s a quick recipe to prepare for any occasion.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!!

Kissxx

What you need to make this recipe:

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  • Mango – you want a fresh mango. DO NOT use frozen! The consistency will not be the same and will ruin the dish. Choose a mango that has less green on the skin and is softer to the touch with just a little give. Additionally, ripe mangoes should have a sweet smell near the stem.
  • Cucumbers — you can use a regular cucumber or an English cucumber. Or it works here!
  • Cherry tomatoes —- or any other cherry tomatoes you like to eat. You could also dice some Roma tomatoes.
  • Red onion – for a little onion flavor. If you don’t have them or don’t like them, shallots are a little more gentle and work too.
  • Fresh coriander leaves – because no sauce would be complete without cilantro!
  • Lime juice — better if freshly squeezed. It will make a huge difference in the flavor.
  • Extra virgin olive oil — or another neutral oil.

optional ingredients to add

  • Diced jalapenos or another chili pepper if you prefer it spicy
  • Avocado: If you like avocados and the creaminess they bring to a dish, feel free to add half of them to this dip!

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How to prepare mango and cucumber salsa

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Dice, dice, darling. There’s really no secret to this sauce, except that the only thing to keep in mind is to make sure you dice the ingredients into approximately the same size. The pieces don’t need to be perfect or anything, but keeping them roughly the same size will serve them better. This tutorial it might help you!

Personally I prefer slightly smaller pieces. It’s more visually appealing and serves better, especially if you’re trying to add salsa to chips.

This is the bulk of your preparation.

Other than that, just squeeze a lime for your fresh lime juice and chop the cilantro.

Mix. Then you mix everything together in a bowl. Season it with salt and pepper.

Boom! You’ve made this mango cucumber salsa recipe.

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How to serve

This mango cucumber salsa recipe is perfect with so many things. It gives a beautiful tropical flavor to everything it touches because it is fresh and delicious.

Here are some of my favorite ways to serve it:

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Other mango recipes to try:

Mango and cucumber salsa

Fresh, colorful and delicious, this cucumber mango salsa recipe is great to make during the summer or any day you can get your hands on ripe mangoes. This sauce is perfect for dipping into your favorite chips or serving on chicken or fish. It’s quick and easy to make with simple ingredients… and the flavor combination makes any day feel like a warm summer day.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Portions: 6 Portions

Calories: 50kcal

Author: Aline Shaw

  • 1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 table spoon extra virgin olive oil or more as desired
  • 1 cup of fresh mango, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of cucumbers, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup of diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Measure the lime juice and olive oil into a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

  • Add all chopped ingredients (mango, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro) to a medium bowl. Pour the dressing over the top, then stir gently to combine.

  • Give the sauce a taste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Drizzle with more olive oil and serve.

Take a photo and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @aline_shaw!

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 7G | Protein: 1G | Fat: 3G | Saturated fats: 0.4G | Polyunsaturated fats: 0.3g | Monounsaturated fat: 2G | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1G | Sugar: 5G | Vitamin A: 485UI | C vitamin: 20mg | Soccer: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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