Mango Pico de Gallo

One of my very favorite things about this time of the year (aside from the weather being absolutely amazing in Louisiana right now) is that produce is starting to get cheap. Gone are the days of rubbery, $7 watermelons and tiny, juiceless limes. Like those rock-hard, $2 each mangoes that stared at me all winter long, mocking me while I longed for this or this. But now. NOW. Those mangoes are luscious and juicy and 3 for $1. (Need help picking out a good mango an figuring out what the heck to do with it? Click here.)

Now…I could eat regular pico de gallo with a spoon. And I am not kidding. I kind of sometimes pretend it’s gazpacho and forgo the chips altogether. This pico de gallo has EXACTLY the same ingredients, only substituting mangoes for the tomatoes, and it’s a completely different experience.

My husband thinks if salsa doesn’t come in a jar and taste vaguely of ketchup that it’s not worth eating. However, he LOVES this stuff. I think HE would eat it without chips (and probably does when I’m not watching). I love it, too–there is something so yummy about salty, spicy mangoes. This is a perfect little snack for all those upcoming poolside parties.

It also makes a great garnish on salads and chicken , steak, or fish tacos (coming soon to a favorite cooking blog near you).











  1. That looks so good! I have a question though. How can I tell a good ripe Mango from a yucky hard green one? I have the hardest time with this & I would love a good mango picking tutorial! I always think I'm picking good ones & when I cut them open they're hard as rocks. I would also love to hear about how you cut them – I always end up with a slimy mess. Thanks!

  2. Lisa, you can usually get them cheap at stores like Costco or Sam's. I got these particular mangoes at Kroger; just watch the supermarket deals because it seems like at least ONE of the major grocery stores in my area always has cheap mangoes between now and the fall.

  3. If you don't mind sharing, where are you getting your mangos? A big box store or a produce market? I missed my chance at really cheap mangos a couple of weeks ago and have been kicking myself since. I'm hoping to find them again!

  4. I have been making a similar recipe for a few years and it is fantastic on grilled salmon rubbed with a sweet and spicy chipotle paste. To die for! Also great with just chips too 🙂

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