“Secret Ingredient” Mango Salsa

“Secret Ingredient” Mango Salsa

What to do when you want fresh-tasting salsa before tomatoes are in season? Blend a can of tomatoes with a chayote, then embellish the base with your favorite flavors. Chayote adds cucumberlike texture to this salsa, without cucumber’s distinctive flavor. Serve with chips, or as a condiment to your favorite Mexican dishes.

  • 3Servings


  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 chayote, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
  • 8 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 4 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small mangos, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce, such as Cholula, optional


Blend tomatoes, chayote, green onions, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil in food processor until smooth. Transfer to bowl, season with salt and pepper, if desired, and stir in mango and hot sauce, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 38
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 207 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g