Mango Pico de Gallo

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine, you’re likely familiar with pico de gallo, a classic salsa fresca that’s a staple in many dishes. This delightful variation adds a tropical twist to the traditional recipe, creating a unique tropical blend of flavors that’s pure fun to eat. Our mango pico de gallo does kick. We use habanero pepper, so it’s truly fruity, flavorful, and fiery.

Mango pico de gallo, tropical sweet and colorful on the plate

The star of the show, of course, is the mango. This tropical fruit is known for its sweet, slightly tangy flavor and juicy, succulent texture. When added to pico de gallo, it brings a delightful sweetness that beautifully balances the savory notes of the other ingredients. It also adds a vibrant orange color that makes the dish visually appealing.

So how spicy are we talking? We use one whole habanero here. Habaneros are extra-hot chilies, ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville scale. Habs are, on average, 43 times hotter than a jalapeño, so there’s most certainly a kick here. Plus, habaneros are a perfect pairing with mango, as this chili brings a tasty fruity sweetness to the pico de gallo as well.

Mango pico de gallo from above
From above, to see the full slate of ingredients

Of course, you could opt for less habanero to lower the spiciness. Or choose a milder chili pepper. You could opt for any milder red chili, like a red jalapeño, Fresno, or serrano. Why red? They have a layer of sweetness in them (not tropical, but still lightly fruity) that’ll work well with the mango.

See it being made (video slideshow):

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Mango pico de gallo

Mango Pico de Gallo

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mango diced
  • 1/2 cup avocado diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 habanero pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the mango, avocado, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and habanero pepper.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze lime juice and gently toss to combine. Add sugar as you’d prefer to even out the tang. Toss well.
  • Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 25-30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld. Serve chilled and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 296mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 617IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.4mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 16, 2024 to include new content.
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