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?