Mango salsa is a treat, but you know what makes it even better?
A satisfying side dish to dip in it!
We’ve rounded up the tastiest, most complementary dishes for your mango salsa.
What Goes Well with Mango Salsa? (34 Easy Sides)
When you’re ready to serve up the best summer food, there’s nothing like a fresh mango salsa.
But did you know that there are actually a ton of foods that go well with mango salsa?
Mango is naturally sweet and pairs really well with fish like salmon or cod that have their own subtle sweetness.
The complex and interesting flavors that come together when you combine the two will knock your socks off—and leave you wanting more!
The smokey flavor of grilled meats—particularly chicken—is a great complement to your favorite salsa recipe.
Chips are the classic pairing for any type of salsa, so what better way to eat up your mango mix?
We love pita chips or blue corn tortilla chips for their subtle flavors and unique textures.
Tacos are the perfect vessel for all types of salsas, so why not try out some mango on top of your next taco dish?
This works well with all kinds of tacos, from shrimp to chicken to steak and more!
For a healthy side dish or meal option, try rice and black beans alongside your mango salsa!
It’s a great combination of flavors and textures that will leave you asking for seconds (or thirds).
Chicken breast is a great option for getting some protein in your meal, and it pairs perfectly with mango salsa.
Whether you want to cook the chicken or use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, this is one combo that works every time.
If you’ve got some time on your hands, why not grill up some pork chops to go with your mango salsa?
The smokey flavor plays off of the sweetness of the fruit in just the right way, and it is just as delicious cold as it is hot!
Salsa and cheese are pretty much BFFs, so why not pair them up in quesadillas?
You can use your favorite recipe and simply add in your mango salsa to make things extra-delicious.
Tofu doesn’t have much flavor on its own, but it makes a great vessel for the tangy taste of mango salsa.
You can either stir fry or bake the tofu beforehand, then add the salsa afterwards.
Avocados are already creamy and delicious, but they pair wonderfully with sweet flavors as well as savory ones—making them an ideal addition to your mango salsa!
Try adding avocado to your mango salsa for extra creaminess.
11. Rice cakes
Rice cakes are one of our favorite snacks, but they can sometimes be a little bit bland on their own.
That’s why we love pairing them with this sweet and tangy salsa!
We love shrimp for its texture, which plays well with the texture of the salsa.
It’s also an excellent source of protein that goes really well with all types of fruit salsa!
Brighten up your sizzling fajita meat and veggies with a dollop or two of mango salsa, and you’ll be in for one of the most memorable meals of your life.
And don’t forget to add some guac!
A bright, crisp salad can only get so far on its own—but add some mango salsa to the mix and it becomes a whole new beast.
Our favorite is a spinach salad with strawberries, pine nuts, and a big scoop of mango salsa on top!
Salsa is always a delicious option for steak, but mango salsa takes it to a whole new level!
The sweetness of the mango brings out the umami in the steak and makes for an unforgettable combination.
16. Lamb Chops
Sweet, savory, and spicy all at once, you won’t regret slathering lamb chops with this fruity sauce—and neither will your friends!
You’ll be an instant hit at any dinner party when you bring these out.
17. Chicken Kabobs
Chicken kabobs are great on their own, but they really shine with a colorful accompaniment like mango salsa.
It’s almost too pretty to eat… almost!
18. Cilantro chicken
This one is a no-brainer: cilantro chicken combined with mango salsa makes for an explosion of fresh flavors that’s perfect when you’re tired of the same old party food recipes everyone else does.
You’ll want to grill your chicken and make sure that it’s cooked thoroughly before serving it with the salsa.
If you love your salty snacks, pretzels are a must-try with mango salsa.
They aren’t as dense in texture as chips, but they’ll still give you that same satisfying crunch, which is great if you love to let your salsa linger in your mouth before swallowing.
20. Vegetable sticks
If you’re looking for a healthier option, try dipping some veggie sticks into your mango mix!
Carrot and celery sticks have enough flavor on their own that they can stand up to the strong taste of the salsa without getting lost in the mix.
Okay, so bread may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to crunchy foods, but hear us out.
Any high-quality loaf will give you crispy slices of bread that pair perfectly with a dip like mango salsa. Bonus points if you toast your bread before dipping!
Combine the sweet and salty wonderfulness of a mango salsa with the crunchy goodness of peanuts, and you’ve got a snack sensation on your hands.
Be sure to use unsalted nuts so your flavor-combo is perfect.
23. Tortilla Strips
We love a good tortilla strip, especially when it’s been fried just right.
It’ll give your salsa a serious crunch and will help keep you feeling full!
This might be a new one for you, but nopalitos are cactus paddles that have been sliced into small strips, boiled several times, and then roasted at high temperatures until they’re dry enough to crisp.
They’re similar to jicama in texture and taste and make an excellent addition to any salsa!
If something is crunchy, it’s probably going to taste great with mango salsa!
Crackers are no exception—try a plain saltine cracker or a more complex seed cracker alongside your mango mix.
Breadsticks have that soft interior and crunchy exterior that can stand up to even the most intense flavor combinations.
You’ll be sure to love this classic starchy snack dipped into your mango salsa.
Roasted chickpeas add another dimension of flavor as well as a great crunchy texture.
If you’re looking to get your veggies in, roasted chickpeas are also a great option since they’re high in fiber and protein!
Crudite is a fancy name for raw vegetables cut into sticks or bite-sized pieces, but it’s still the perfect way to enjoy the full taste of your salsa while getting some extra nutrients!
Our favorite crudite are carrots and cucumbers, but feel free to add whatever works for you.
Tostones are twice-fried plantains, and they’re a Puerto Rican staple that we just can’t get enough of.
The perfect crispy texture goes great with the sweet-tangy taste of mango salsa.
Grilled fish tacos are one of our absolute favorite ways to eat up mango salsa by the forkful!
Plus they’re super easy to prepare – just grill some tilapia or another white fish, chop it up into bite-size pieces and wrap it in a tortilla along with some salsa and other toppings (like shredded lettuce, tomato, avocado and cheese).
You’ll have a delicious meal ready in no time!
Ceviche is another Mexican staple you can serve with mango salsa to create a party-worthy menu!
It’s one of our favorite seafood dishes, and it’s perfect for hot summer days.
Serve it with a mango salsa twist to complete the whole Mexican theme.
Cornbread is a staple at any barbecue party, which means that it’s time to stop putting butter on it and start adding mango salsa instead!
The bread’s soft texture and natural sweetness really let the salsa shine on your taste buds.
33. Mexican rice
Mexican rice is a staple of many home-cooked meals, but it’s also a great side to serve with mango salsa!
Try making your rice as usual, then top it with one or two spoonfuls of mango salsa (and maybe avocado too!) for an extra spicy kick.
Grilled shrimp skewers are perfect for summer parties, and they make a great main dish served alongside some mango salsa on the side.
Simply marinate your shrimp in cilantro lime juice before grilling them on skewers—then brush each skewer with some olive oil after cooking so they don’t dry out as quickly when serving them up at room temperature during warmer weather months!
What Goes Well with Mango Salsa? (34 Easy Sides)
- Grilled meats
- Rice and beans
- Chicken breast
- Grilled pork chops
- Rice cakes
- Lamb Chops
- Chicken Kabobs
- Cilantro chicken
- Vegetable sticks
- Tortilla Strips
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Grilled fish tacos
- Mexican rice
- Grilled shrimp skewers
- Pick any of the sides from this list to serve with your mango salsa.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in absolutely no time!