Make Ahead

Cucumber-Mango Salsa

June  9, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves about 4 cups
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

What You'll Need
  • 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 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons 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!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Analida Braeger
    Analida Braeger
  • Panfusine
  • kmartinelli
  • boulangere
  • AntoniaJames

14 Reviews

Analida B. January 29, 2018
This sounds so tasty! I love the fresh flavors in this. This would be great on a fish taco too. I make a mango black bean salsa that is really tasty:
Panfusine May 3, 2012
I could just scarf a big bowl of this for lunch! & probably won't share! ALL MINE!
mrslarkin May 3, 2012
ha! me too!
kmartinelli June 29, 2011
Yum! I love mango anything, and fruit salsas are so refreshing in the summer!
mrslarkin June 29, 2011
Thank you, kmartinelli!
boulangere June 25, 2011
Did someone say mango?!
mrslarkin June 26, 2011
Yes, ma'am! :)
AntoniaJames June 21, 2010
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)
mrslarkin June 21, 2010
So glad you and BigBear enjoyed it, AJ! And your additions sound fabulous!
AntoniaJames June 22, 2010
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)
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.
mrslarkin June 10, 2010
Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne! I love the crunch of this salsa!
Lizthechef June 9, 2010
I've already printed this out - sounds terrific!
mrslarkin June 9, 2010
Holy Moly! You are speedy quick. Thx!