If you can chop, you can make this EASY and delicious mango salsa recipe featuring strawberry and basil! This homemade salsa is a crowd pleaser and perfect for summer gatherings. You need no cooking skills for this recipe and it can be made in under 10 minutes.
Are you looking for a simple strawberry mango salsa recipe that will knocks the socks off of everyone at your next BBQ? I’ve got your back, sister.
As a self-proclaimed salsa fanatic who is obsessed with all varieties (tomato, green, corn, bean, fruity, give me it!) this mango salsa recipe is in my top five.
Best Mango Salsa
The flavors are perfect for this time of year, the colors are gorgeous, and it tastes like the perfect summer day inside your mouth. Plus, if you can chop an onion you can make this salsa. It is so easy and it’s a major crowd-pleaser.
You’ll want to use ripe mangos and strawberries for this homemade salsa recipe. Local produce is always best, if available!
How Can You Tell a Ripe Mango?
You won’t go by the color – you’ll go by the feel. Color isn’t an indication of ripeness! You’re looking for a mango that gives slightly when you squeeze it. Ripe mangos sometimes have a fruity aroma near the stem. I like my mangos to be firm but not too mushy!
Choosing Ripe Strawberries
You’re looking for fragrant berries that are firm, deep/bright red, and shiny. Don’t worry about the shape because that’s not indicative of the flavor. Look for berries with no white around the stem.
Remember that strawberries don’t ripen after they are picked, so if they aren’t ripe at time of purchase, they never will be.
Mango Salsa for Fish and Chicken
You can eat this homemade salsa with chips, but it’s also delicious on top of fish such as halibut, salmon, or tilapia. It’s perfect with chicken too! Make the recipe below just as stated.
Cook the fish or chicken in the oven with a tablespoon of oil and a tablespoon of lime juice as well as some salt and pepper. Once done, bring it out of the oven and spoon the salsa on top. Serve.
Here is how you make this tasty homemade salsa!
Strawberry Mango Salsa
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped
- 2 ripe mangoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 6-8 basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. (more or less, to taste)
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
Combine all ingredients in bowl, and mix. Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving. Serve with cinnamon chips or tortilla chips (I love it with either!).
Make it Spicy
If you live life on the spicy side, don’t be afraid to add 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño (seeds removed) to this recipe. You’ll just stir it in with all of the other ingredients. Obviously it’s going to add a bit of kick, but it will still be tasty.
This homemade mango salsa is a total stunner, right? Beautiful in the bowl and beautiful in your mouth! I love how the flavors mix together and they are great with a sweeter cinnamon chip and delicious with a salty tortilla chip. It’s pretty much the unicorn of homemade salsas, friends.
Weight Watchers Friendly
One last note – just so you know. I love the Weight Watchers Freestyle program, and this salsa is ZERO points! It’s perfect for eating with chips (you’ll have to count those points, unfortunately), but it’s also great for topping fish or chicken.
If you use fresh fish and chicken breast that are skinless, that means you get to have a main meal for zero points. Don’t you love that? I do!!
- 1 cup strawberries, (chopped)
- 2 ripe mangoes, (chopped)
- 1/4 cup red onion, (chopped)
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves, (chopped)
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, (more or less to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in bowl, and mix.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving.
This recipe will keep for 2 - 3 days in the fridge.
Serving Size:3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65 Saturated Fat: 0.1g Sodium: 150mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 2.3g Sugar: 13.4g Protein: 1.1g
What salsa recipes are you getting excited to make for your summer BBQ’s? I’d love to steal them! Share away in the comments!
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