Mango & Strawberry Salsa

by Kiran on July 4, 2014 · 27 comments

in Appetizer, Salads, Snack

Living abroad can be daunting and challenging. Especially when I hail from a country where the cuisine and ingredients are sparingly available across US. When life threw lemons at us, it took no time to eventually learn to love and appreciate many cuisines abroad. Along the journey, I’ve also come to appreciate the versatility of lemons by making strawberry lemonade or baking blueberry lemon cookies instead.

It’s a win-win compromise for any foodie.

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Mexican food has to be one of my favorites. In fact, its my 3rd most favorite cuisine after Malaysian and Indian. The spicy and earthy notes in Mexican foods resembles many of my favorite foods back home.

The resemblance continues onto salsa. It takes me back to my favorite fruity salad called rojak which I thoroughly miss. And the only way to compensate my longing tastebuds is by making this accessible alternative.

A truly tasty and satisfying alternative.

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I could easily survive on salsas, for every meal. What’s not to love when it only takes dipping crunchy, salty chips into a fresh bowl of perfectly cubed fruity salsa. Wash it down with Mexican soda. Not your average soda, it has to be the kick and zing from Mexican coke.

That is how we do it. And we honestly think you should do it too. Mmmm…. k?

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Makes 4 servings


  • 1 cup of strawberries, hulled & diced
  • 1 cup of mangoes, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 thai chilies (or 1 jalapeño), finely chopped
  • 2 tsp red onion, minced
  • 2 tsp mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  1. Throw everything into a bowl, stir and serve immediately with chips and chilled beverages. Salsa is best consumed lightly chilled.


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Happy 4th of July!! Eat well and be safe with the fireworks 🙂

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 4, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Oh yes, I could live off this salsa! Love the summery fruit!
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2 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Laura — don’t we all 😉

3 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Holy cow that sounds good! I love mango more than just about anything and strawberries are just coming into season up here in northern Australia. This salsa will be mine this weekend. Thank you!
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4 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Maureen — I love mango even more so, too. Enjoy 😉

5 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Fruit salsa and chips plus a chilled beverage equal pure satisfaction. Like you, I could survive on salsas.
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6 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Denise — mmmmm, salsa!

7 Rosa July 4, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Beautiful, fresh and wonderfully fruity!

Happy 4th of July.



8 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Thanks Rosa!

9 Carol at Wild Goose Tea July 4, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I love salsa too. One bite makes such a statement. Some foods make such an impression I can remember the first time I had them. That applies the first time I ate mango salsa.
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10 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Carol — the freshness of salsa soothes my soul even in the humidity of Florida 😀

11 Liren July 4, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Happy 4th, Kiran! I adore Mexican food – and I love your take on this fruity salsa! I agree, bold and vibrant flavors are the best!
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12 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Liren — Happy 4th my sweet friend 🙂

13 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Very fresh, a real taste of summer! Favorite cuisine apart the Italian one? Like you, I particularly appreciate the Mexican cuisine, never too elaborate and greasy.
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14 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 5, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Awesome summer salsa, Kiran.
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15 Liz July 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I made a salad with similar ingredients as are in your salsa so I can vouch for its deliciousness!!! Such a great combination!
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16 Kiran July 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Liz — yay! i love that my friends’ can vouch for recipes 😉

17 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine July 5, 2014 at 7:54 PM

This looks amazing Kiran! I could easily make a meal of this too! So vibrant and fresh looking!
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18 Kiran July 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Chris — thank you and I like the idea of a “meal” inspiration from a whole different recipe 🙂

19 Carolyn Chan July 5, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I love the savory fruit dip! I remember growing up in Sydney :my parents are from Penang in Malaysia so are very particular about their “local Malaysian food”. And back in seventies and eighties the Hong Kong chinese dominated in the Asian food available. A good curry or Assam/ tamarind dishes were hard to come by because the ingredients that are absolutely needed to make the dish just weren’t available. So mum made dishes that had less spice: simple dishes like prawn noodle soup, Rich in favour with prawn head and pork bone stock. The one thing I learned to love growing up in a family that didn’t eat beef, was beef! Some of the best beef in the world is from Australia, and actually the produce there is pretty hard to beat.
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20 Kiran July 16, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Carolyn — loved reading about your family. And we have so much in common, since your parents are Malaysians 🙂

21 Archana @ The Perfect Zest July 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I could very well live off of chips and salsa too. Come summer my regular tomato salsa gets replaced with mango salsa. Just today I acquired 6 jumbo mangoes and my first thought was salsa..
I like your brighter pictures
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22 Nik July 8, 2014 at 2:39 AM

Such a love fruity salsa, Kiran! It definitely symbolizes summer in one tasty bowl.
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23 John@Kitchen Riffs July 9, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I’m both a mango and salsa fanatic, so you know this recipe got my attention. 😉 Haven’t tried using strawberries in a mango salsa, but you know I will. Good stuff — thanks.
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24 Samina | The Cupcake Confession July 10, 2014 at 1:09 AM

OMG!!!! I loveeee strawberries and mangoes together and this salsa looks soooo delish!Loving the sweet and spicy combo !!! <3
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25 Lail | With A Spin July 12, 2014 at 6:25 PM

I love fruity salsas and this ones got all my fav ingredients. I’ve had mango and strawberry salsa separately. I can only imagine how fabulous the combination can be. Can’t wait to try.
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26 Kelly July 17, 2014 at 11:46 PM

I am a sucker for chips and salsa especially ones with mango. Love how bright and pretty this looks and amazing photos as always 🙂

27 Mary @ Fit and Fed August 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Just looked up rojak, it does look good and I can see why you miss it! It seems you could make your own version– are there a lot of ingredients you can’t get where you live? If you do make a rojak for this blog, make one without peanut for me! This salsa looks good, I love mangoes with avocado, wouldn’t have thought about stretching that combination to include strawberries but I can see how it would be good. And that’s what rojak does, mix fruit with veggies. Hmmm. Thanks for expanding my culinary horizons!
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