Cucumber-Mango Salsa

By • June 9, 2010 • 14 Comments



Author Notes: I usually eat my crunchy cucumbers plain with just a sprinkle of sea salt, between some buttered bread. For a little more excitement, I came up with this salsa. It's awesome on a hot dog with a little Sriracha Mayo spooned over the top. Or just dig in with some nice tortilla chips.mrslarkin

Serves about 4 cups

  • 2 cups English or kirby cucumber, peeled or not, medium dice
  • 1 mango, firm but ripe, peeled, medium dice
  • 1 small red onion, medium dice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, finely diced, or several dashes of Cholula or Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or cilantro, or both
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, combine the cucumber, mango, onion, garlic, jalapeno, mint, and lime zest. Toss lightly.
  2. In a measuring cup, whisk the lime juice, oil and honey. Pour over the veggies and mix gently.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, for optimal crunch!
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Tags: barbecue, condiments, Crunchy, spicy, sweet

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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The cucumber and mango are fantastic together, I think this would be great on a pork sandwich. Making pork shoulder roast and rather than do slaw this would be lovely I think.

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

I could just scarf a big bowl of this for lunch! & probably won't share! ALL MINE!

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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ha! me too!

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about 3 years ago kmartinelli

Yum! I love mango anything, and fruit salsas are so refreshing in the summer!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you, kmartinelli!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Did someone say mango?!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Yes, ma'am! :)

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about 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Made this for BigBear, home from college, who loves spicy food. Added a large pinch of just-toasted whole cumin seeds and a large pinch of unsweetened grated coconut. It didn't last long . . . will be making another batch today!! BigBear put this stuff on everything. He particularly liked it on his runny-yolk fried eggs over homemade toasted bread . . . his favorite mid-morning meal. (Teenage boys eat at least six meals a day, for those of you who haven't ever had to feed one.) ;o)

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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So glad you and BigBear enjoyed it, AJ! And your additions sound fabulous!

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about 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Made another big batch last night, as the first quart disappeared in about 36 hours. This time, I had only one lime, so I used some of my strawberry white wine vinegar instead. Added the same two extras . . . . a large pinch each of coconut and freshly toasted whole cumin seeds. Forgot to add any sweetener, but it seems to be fine as is. I have a feeling we'll be making more this summer! Great, great recipe. ;o)

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks wonderfully refreshing. I make mango / jalapeno / lime juice based salsas a lot but I can't wait to try yours! I had never thought to add cucumber - but the texture would totally work! and sriracha mayo?? Fabulous! Thanks for posting.

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne! I love the crunch of this salsa!

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I've already printed this out - sounds terrific!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Holy Moly! You are speedy quick. Thx!