Quick and easy to make Mango Lime Dipping Sauce. Flavorful sauce with sweet and tart mango and lime. Cumin adds spice. Perfect topping or sauce for any recipe.
Sometimes the simple things in life can be the most rewarding. Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot day, taking your shoes off after a day of work, or simply a cool breeze that brings a smile to your face? – Within this post you’ll learn how to make an easy mango lime dipping sauce that pairs with almost any recipe. Plus you’ll learn tips on how to easily cut mangoes, and get the most meat from them. –
Another rewarding thing is this simple but full of flavor Mango Lime Dipping Sauce. At just about 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep, you couldn’t ask for more. This is a two-part recipe. I did a guest post for the awesome Eazy Peazy Mealz. Initially it was a shrimp recipe with accompanying dipping sauce, and is now two recipes on both of our blogs. You can read the other part of my recipe here, Easy Blackened Seasoned Shrimp.
The dipping sauce is an ideal pairing for shrimp, fish or chicken. You can even get creative and use it as a topping for sweet dishes. Imagine vanilla ice cream with with a sweet and tart pairing of mango and lime. It’s perfect for a warm summer day or cozied up on the couch. If you go that route omit the garlic, salt and pepper. Cumin adds a bit of spice that works well no matter how you use this sauce. Another perfect summer recipe paired with a sauce is these Barbecue Cumin Chicken Kabobs with Peanut Lime Dipping Sauce.
Fresh ripe mango is best for this recipe. However, frozen mango is a great option to enjoy year round if they aren’t in season. Completely defrost mangoes and drain excess liquid before using. You may have noticed I used a lemon in the photography. You could substitute that for lime if needed. I used limes, but found the color of the lemon worked best for the photography. This Mango Lime Dipping Sauce is healthy, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. A guilt-free dipping sauce or topping for any occasion.
Cooking Tips: An easy way to cut mangoes
There’s a simple way to cut mangoes. For one, a mango cutter will help you easily get the pit out. Otherwise cut vertically down both of the narrow sides of the mango to release from the pit. Then cut lines roughly ½-inch apart in both directions to create a grid patter in the meat. Push the center up from the bottom to curve mango in opposite direction, opening up the squares. Now simply cut the squares from the bottom of the skin. The photo above should help.
Products used in this recipe:
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
Hamilton Beach Food Processor
Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Sweet, tangy, citrusy a bit of cumin spice
Texture: Cool and smooth dipping sauce
Dietary Options/Substitutions: This recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
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Mango Lime Dipping Sauce
- 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped (about 1 cup)
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 –2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add mango, lime juice, zest, cumin powder and garlic to a blender or food processor.
- Puree until smooth, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with Easy Blackened Seasoned Shrimp or any other dish you prefer. You can also serve over ice cream. If so, omit garlic, salt and pepper.
Do you have any favorite ingredients for dipping sauces?
I have made this in quantity and canned it in a water bath. It sells well at out church fundraisers. First had it on a cruise and fell in love with it.
Hello and thanks so much for the great feedback. Glad you’re able to use it for a good cause.
Debra Worth says
I make a mango and lime dressing for a salad, but have never used the combo as a dip. This looks delicious and I am pinning it.
That sounds amazing Debra. I would totally like that! Do you have a recipe(s) that you’ve shared?
Debra Worth says
Yes, it is very similar just with some oil blended in to be a creamy dressing as I was using it for a salad.
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
I’ve been on a real mango kick lately and this would be perfect to make next. I love how it be paired with either sweet or savory foods!
I get like that too Faith. I’ve been adding mangoes to most of my breakfast smoothies lately. Thanks!
What an amazing color! The flavor sounds out of this world and mango and shrimp belong together.
Thanks Susan! It is such a vibrant dish. I agree, they make a happy couple.
Stephanie Pass says
My son LOVES shrimp and he loves mango. I bet he would just eat this sauce up. I am definitely making this next time I make shrimp.
Sounds like you have a fellow foodie in the house Stephanie. I’m pretty sure he would too. Thanks!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago says
This sounds delicious. I think I might try it with some shrimp I’m grilling tonight!!
How perfect Kathryn! Grilled shrimp is so fun. Hope you enjoy!
Just Jo says
Oh now, how beautiful. And I happen to have all the ingredients in stock!
Thanks so much Jo! I love finding a recipe I don’t have to shop for too!
Steph @ Steph in Thyme says
How bright and refreshing! I’ll dip pretty much anything in this!
Byron Thomas says
I’m not a seafood lover, but I agree with Arman – get me a spoon! Mel had a good idea too with the crispy spicy tofu!
Thanks Byron. I agree with those too! I’ve gotten a lot of good ideas from all these comments
I love putting mango in a sauce and this one must go great with the shrimp! This is a perfect summer sauce and I want to top it all kinds of dishes!
I haven’t tried too many mango sauces, but sure there could be a lot of variations. Thanks Maggie!
Claudia ! Gourmet Project says
I love Mango! and this sauce sounds perfect for Summer dinners! thanks!
Me too Claudia! I use frozen mangoes in smoothies a lot. Thank you!
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com says
Mmmm this looks delicious! I am thinking crispy spicy tofu would be good to dip in it.
Wow that would be so yummy Mel! Never had or made crispy tofu, but now I want to.
Always looking for interesting dips and sauces to add to my “recipe box.” Thanks for this one!
Glad you like it. I assume ‘recipe box’ is Pinterest? Thanks for the comment!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
whoa, that sauce doesn’t need anything to dip in it- It needs a spoon!
Great idea Arman! I got a similar suggestion in another comment. Apparently you guys are on to something.
Framed Recipes says
That mango dipping sauce looks so good. I would add crushed green peppers to add a little heat (to satisfy my Indian taste buds). :).
That’s a wonderful idea Sreelatha! Olia is not so much into spicy otherwise I would add crushed red peppers. Never heard of the green ones. Thanks!
Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy says
Mango and lime – i bet this tastes amazing! This could be a great appetizer for a summer party! 🙂
Thanks for the comment Neli! It does have a very summery vibe.
no shrimp required, as far as i’m concerned–just give me a spoon!
Haha never thought of that Grace. Although I did plenty of ‘taste testing’ when making it
Mangoes and shrimp, what could be better? I have to try this recipe this summer.
That’s a good point Patti! I hope you do.
Anne @ Inhabited Kitchen says
Oh, I like a use for mangoes that’s not super sweet! That sounds wonderful.
Thanks Anne! This one is definitely ideal for pairing with savory
Howie Fox says
Woah, I never knew there is such thing as a mango cutter! The dip looks absolutely delicious as well!
Very cool blog, Matthew and Olia 😀
I think there’s a tool for everything Howie. I keep finding new things, now it’s a matter of practicing moderation to save kitchen space. Thanks and glad you like the blog! I like your blog name
[email protected] says
I love how super easy and flavorful this is! My Mom would love this, making it for her for sure.
Thanks Fabiola. It’s is quick and easy! I’m sure she’d appreciated it. Thanks for the feedback!
Carol Borchardt says
This looks sooo good! Such a tasty, versatile sauce for so many things! Pinned!
Thanks Carol! It is, I just need to make it more often for other dishes. Still want to try ice cream with it.
Cynthia/What A Girl Eats says
This sauce sounds heavenly! I’ll bet it’s fantastic on so many things! I’ve always loved watching the guys in Mexico cut the mangos! Such an easy way to serve it and get the most meat from it!
Thanks Cynthia. I find coconut cutting fascinating also! I’ve see it in Kauai. Glad you like the recipe and tips!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I can imagine how good this is with your shrimp! OMgawd. Drooling over here.
Thanks Dorothy! They are a pretty amazing combo.