Spicy Mango Salad & 10 Ingredients

I have nearly finished the entire basket of mangoes that I was gifted and we have arrived at the last recipe I will be posting for my month long series – Monsoon Mangoes. It’s been a whole lot of mangoes and I think I’m ready to be done with mangoes for this season.

peruvian mangoes

Today, I’m going back to the flavors of India. In India they make a sort of salad or chat out of raw or slightly unripe mangoes. The spicy flavors really do complement the mangoes. It is intense, but good if you like heat.

spicy mango salad

I have taken my almost ripe mangoes and sprinkled salt, red chili and lime juice on them for a Spicy Mango Salad. In India you might find a mixture of mustard oil and cilantro added to this concoction. Mustard oil is not so popular in the United States and you may have to go to a specialty Indian food shop to find it. Mustard oil is very intense just like horseradish and you have to be careful with it. So, I don’t recommend experimenting with Mustard oil, unless you are really use to using the stuff.

My more simplified take on an Indian mango chat that I call Spicy Mango Salad will go well on the side at a summer BBQ or you can snack on it just by itself.

mango chat

Spicy Mango Salad


2 medium mangoes, peeled seeded and cubed

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon red chili powder

Salt to taste


  1. Place the mango cubes into a serving bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, red chili powder, and salt. Whisk briefly, then pour over the mangos.
  3. Stir to coat.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

With this being my final mango recipe post for this season, I thought I would throw in a little extra.  The following is a list of other ingredients you can add to this salad based on your taste preferences.

10 Ingredients For A Spicy Mango Salad

  1. Mustard Oil ( Go Easy )
  2. Olive Oil (Play it safe)
  3. Cilantro
  4. Sugar (Balance the heat)
  5. Grape Cherry Tomatoes Quartered
  6. Red Onions Diced
  7. Cashews
  8. Peanuts
  9. Large Dry Chili Peppers (Toasted in a dry skillet)
  10. Mint Leaves

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