Simple Mango Salsa

Simple Mango Salsa (@alyssarimmer)

Since moving to New York City, my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of Trader Joe’s. The asiles of organic, fairly price food amazes me. Kale, spinach, broccoli, carrots, apples, bananas, blueberries, chicken, fish, nuts and quinoa. Even chia seeds, coconut oil, stevia, maple syrup and gluten-free oats. Every staple of my diet. I don’t know how they do it.

Each week I try to find something new and last week it was mangos.

And thanks to you, I whipped up this simple mango salsa.

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You see, with two perfect mangos getting ripe on my counter, I felt like I wanted to make something special. I could tell from the smell, these babies were going to be sweet, succulent and juicy. But I also didn’t have a lot of time on my hands. I needed something quick and easy.

What better way to get recipe inspiration then from you all? I asked you what I should make on Facebook, and mango salsa won by landslide.

So that’s what I set off to make. A simple mango salsa, that’s effortlessly easy to make, requires only a few ingredients and adds a sweet surprise to any Mexican inspired meal. We served ours over shredded chicken tostadas (don’t worry, that recipe will be coming soon!), and it was sensational.

Simple Mango Salsa

What I love most about this dish, aside from its simplicity,  is the balance of flavors. The tang from the lime juice, only serves to enhance the sweetness of the mangos. But it’s the spicy crunch from the red onions and the dash of sriracha that sends this salsa over the edge. Starting with a trip to the tropics, the journey ends with the mild heat that Latin American cuisine so desperately needs.

I’m in love with this salsa.

Simple Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups of salsa


  • 1 ripe mango, removed from the pit and diced
  • ½ medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro (I used about ½ a bunch)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sriracha (or other hot sauce) to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Yes, that’s it.
  3. Now just enjoy!
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Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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