This Cucumber Mango AIP Salsa is a fresh and bright salsa that’s nightshade free and perfect for snacking, or as an accompaniment to grilled meats and veggies. This recipe is also vegan and Whole30 compliant.
Can you really make AIP salsa without tomatoes? You sure can. This fresh Cucumber Mango Salsa is it! Just typing that makes my mouth water. This nightshade free salsa is free of tomatoes and peppers for my autoimmune protocol folks, crunchy, zesty from the lime and so flavorful. The best part? It comes together in just a few minutes with only six ingredients.
Here are the main ingredients in this AIP Salsa
- Ataulfo mango – you can use another variety if you’d like, but the key here is that the mango isn’t too soft/ripe. You want it just firm enough so that you can peel, slice and dice the flesh easily and so that it can keep its shape once mixed with the other ingredients
- red onion – if you don’t like the sharp taste of uncooked red onion you could macerate your onions or give them a quick pickle in some lime juice or apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes before adding to the bowl with the other ingredients. You can also substitute finely diced shallots for red onion here for a milder taste.
- lime juice – you’ll want to use freshly squeezed lime juice here and don’t skip this one!
- fresh cilantro – if it doesn’t have cilantro is it even salsa?
- extra virgin olive oil and sea salt
AIP, Nightshade-free Salsa FAQs
Can I substitute the mango for another fruit?
Peaches or apples would both work really well in this salsa. As with the mango, I would recommend choosing a firm/not too ripe fruit so that it can keep its shape once diced and combined with the other ingredients.
What can I serve this with?
Enjoy this salsa with some plantain chips or chopped veggies as a snack, with guacamole, alongside grilled meats like these Turkey Burgers, with fish or tacos or on top a salad to add some complexity.
How do I store this AIP salsa?
This salsa is best served fresh but can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
You might also enjoy:
- Watermelon Cucumber Salad
- Mango Arugula Avocado Salad
- Mango-Lime BBQ Chicken
- Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Compote
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Cucumber Mango Salsa (AIP, paleo, vegan, Whole30)
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
This Cucumber Mango Salsa is a fresh and bright salsa that’s nightshade free and perfect for snacking, or as an accompaniment to grilled meats and veggies. This recipe is AIP, paleo, vegan and Whole30 compliant.
- 1 ripe but firm mango, diced
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1/4 red onion, finely diced
- 1/4 cup packed cilantro, chopped
- juice of 1/2 lime + zest
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- sea salt to taste
- In a large bowl combine diced mango, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and zest, olive oil and sea salt, to taste.
- You can use any variety of mango that you’d like, but the key here is that the mango isn’t too soft/ripe. You want it just firm enough so that you can peel, slice and dice the flesh easily and so that it can keep its shape once mixed with the other ingredients.
- If you’d prefer to pickle your onions ahead of time, I recommend doing so in some freshly squeezed lime juice or apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes before adding to the bowl with the other ingredients.
- Store salsa in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Sides
Keywords: aip, paleo, vegan, whole30, salsa, mango salsa, cucumber, fresh
Great nightshade-free salsa recipe! With the mango, it’s a nice combination of sweet and salty. Love this salsa with my favorite grain-free tortilla chips!
This recipe is amazing. I’m nightshade toxic and I didn’t think I’d ever eat salsa again. The medley of flavors in this is a symphony. I’m very impressed, and possibly also addicted to this.
Mixed this up for my son and I and we found it as good as regular salsa! Looking forward to making a triple batch for the 4th of July! TRY IT! YOU’ll LIKE IT!
So happy for this nightshade-free salsa! As with other commenters, I have used this recipe to top roasted and grilled fishes, a range of different taco combinations, and most recently on Nicole’s nacho recipe! Delightful, thank you!
I made a double batch of this salsa to enjoy with nachos & a flavorful topping for a garden salad with grilled whitefish. The lime juice and mango give it such a bright and tangy zing!
I used apple instead of mango because I have a lot of apple right now, and it came out perfectly. I had it on some chicken tacos on cassava flour tortillas, and it really made the meal perfect!
I made this yesterday with apple instead of mango and it came out so good! I had it on some chicken tacos on cassava flour tortillas, and it just really made the meal perfect!
So yummy! My garden cucumbers are growing well this summer. I made this to over white fish. Just delicious.
Heal Me Delicious Team
Thanks, Sara! So glad you enjoyed it.
Making this for the 4th to eat with veggie tacos and chips. Can’t wait!!
Happily made this to serve atop some grilled swordfish and was so happy for the combination!
Made to go with the fish tacos. I didn’t have onion so I used onion powder. Still turned out great
Thanks so much Jen for your reviews. Glad you enjoyed!!