Mango Chilli Sauce

This mango chilli sauce is a unique and tasty condiment, combining the sweetness of mango with the heat of chili peppers. It’s super quick and easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for several months.

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Mango Chilli Sauce Uses

Hot sauces have their roots in many cultures around the world. As such, there is an abundance of ways in which they can be enjoyed. They’re often served with barbecued or smoked meats however, they’re equally scrumptious served with vegetables too.

Other ways to enjoy this mango chilli sauce include as a dipping sauce for finger foods or fritters, drizzled on your favourite pizza, dolloped on homemade tacos or nachos, or even paired with a lovely aged cheese.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

If you’re a chilli lover you will likely find this mango chilli sauce to be mild. I don’t like things to be scorching hot, though I know many people do so based on this the recipe calls for your ‘chilli of choice’. I used one cayenne pepper with the seeds removed and this is perfect for my tastes, but you make it to a spice level that suits yours.

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  • Mangoes – Ripe mangoes provide the sweetness that helps to counteract and balance the chilli.
  • Chilli – You do not need to stick to the volume or type of chilli pepper for this recipe. Use any type preferred and increasing or decreasing the amount used is also fine.
  • Apple cider vinegar – Adds a tanginess and acidity to the hot sauce that can extend its shelf life (in the fridge).
  • Lime juice – Provides more acidity to the recipe but it’s also adding flavour and cuts through the sweetness of the mango.
  • Red onion – This brings more depth to the sauce and also adds its own sweet, spicy flavour. The same as you might expect from using raw red onion in a salad for example.
  • Honey – This is another ingredient that helps to balance the spice of the chilli peppers. It also brings its own complex flavours to the mix depending on the honey you choose.
  • Ginger – Brings a little pungency and different kind of spice to the recipe.
  • Garlic – Used simply to add flavour.
  • Cumin – Provides an earthy taste that adds yet another layer of depth and complexity.

Check out this scoville spice scale to help you pick the best chilli for you. Based on this information you can determine how hot (or not) you’d like your spice level.

How To Make This Mango Chilli Sauce

This is another quick and easy recipe that will take you no time to make at all. A bit of peeling and chopping then it’s everything in the blender and onto the stove. The bonus is the wonderful aroma that will waft throughout your home while it’s simmering away. Divine!

  1. Cut the cheeks off each mango and chop the flesh into large chunks. Also salvage any mango flesh you can from around the seed.
  2. De-seed the chilli and chop into a few large pieces. If you want the sauce to be hotter, leave the seeds in.
  3. Peel the onion and cut into quarters.
  4. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the sauce into a large pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Cool for 5 – 10 minutes then transfer to a large jar or bottles.
  7. Store in the fridge where it will keep for a couple of months.

This will thicken up a little in the fridge however, if you would prefer a much thicker sauce, an arrowroot or corn-starch slurry can be added. Instructions on how to do that are in the notes section of the recipe below.

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FAQ

Can other vinegars be substituted for apple cider vinegar.

Yes. White vinegar, rice wine vinegar, or white wine vinegar would all work equally well. Just note that the flavour profile of the recipe will change. Though it will be equally delicious.

Can this be made hotter or milder?

Also yes! The recipe is quite mild as is, but if you would like to further reduce the heat try a poblano chilli without the seeds. If you’d like it to be hotter the sky is the limit there. You can start by leaving the seeds in the green cayenne pepper, or you can try a hotter type of chilli pepper. Something like a habanero or Carolina reaper if you dare!

Is this a suitable canning recipe?

No. This mango chilli sauce must be refrigerated once made, as the recipe does not adhere to canning principles required to make it shelf stable.

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Mango Chilli Sauce

Mango chilli sauce is a unique and tasty condiment, combining the sweetness of mango with the heat of chili peppers.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Condiment, Easy, Quick
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 475kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Small saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe mangoes, (roughly 600g/1.3 pounds)
  • 1 green cayenne pepper (or chilli of choice),
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice, (2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small red onion (roughly 100g/3.5oz)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin

Instructions

  • Cut the cheeks off each mango and chop the flesh into large chunks. Also salvage any mango flesh you can from around the seed.
  • De-seed the chilli and chop into a few large pieces. If you want the sauce to be hotter, leave the seeds in.
  • Peel the onion and cut into quarters.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 – 10 minutes then transfer to a large jar or bottles. Store in the fridge where it will keep for a couple of months.

Notes

Note – This sauce will thicken up a little in the fridge however if you would prefer it much thicker simply add 2 tsp of arrowroot or corn-starch to a little water to make a slurry, add it to the hot sauce and simmer until it thickens. This should only take a few minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2353mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 97g | Vitamin A: 4950IU | Vitamin C: 232mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg

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