Mango Salsa with Grilled Fish – Perfect Summer Dinner

Now that it is finally summer, its time for some great lighter fare.  I love this recipe.  It is easy, fast and fresh.  You can also make the mango salsa ahead of time.  The salsa also tastes great on chicken.

I used cod fish but you could easily serve this over salmon, tilapia or flounder.

Mango Salsa on Baked Cod

Mango Salsa on Baked Cod

Cod with Mango Salsa

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1.5 to 2 lbs of cod or any fish you prefer
  • 2 limes or 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup red pepper chopped
  • 3 tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalepeno pepper deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (optional)


  1. If you are making the dish all at once, first cut your fish into portions.
  2. Season the fish with salt and pepper and then drizzle with 2 tbs lime juice and 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil.  Fish should marinate for no longer than 30 minutes.
  3. Begin to heat your grill or oven.  I baked the fish for about 15 minutes at 350 in a ceramic dish with the marinade.  If you are grilling cod you may want to use a special fish basket as the fish may fall apart on your grill.
  4. Chop and dice your remaining ingredients.
  5. Mix all of the remaining ingredients – mango, red peppers, cilantro, jalepeno in a glass  or ceramic serving bowl or dish.  I hold the onion aside for people to add at the table but if you like red onion go ahead and put it in.
  6. Whisk together 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbs lime juice, 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper in a separate bowl.
  7. Dress the mango mixture with the dressing and set aside.
  8. Now cook your fish per your desired method.
  9. Grill – using a fish basket cook about 2-3 minutes aside or until almost white all the way thru.
  10. Bake – Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.  Cook until just slightly underdone for a more tender fish.  It will continue to cook after you take it off the heat.
  11. Serve fish with mango salsa on top.

Aren’t the ingredients pretty?

All the ingredients minus the fish!

All the ingredients minus the fish!

Here I seasoned the cod fillets with salt and pepper and then drizzled them with some lime juice and extra virgin olive oil.

Cod fillets marinating

Cod fillets marinating


Your salsa should be bright and fresh.  Red onions don’t agree with me so I serve them on the side for people to add.

Mango Salsa with red onions on the side.

Mango Salsa with red onions on the side.

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