Mango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad


Mango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad

Mango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad

Ensalada de Mango, Tomate, Tomate Verde, Albahaca y Jalapeño

Recipe Yield

6 to 8 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.67 from 9 votes


For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños halved and thinly sliced

For assembling the salad:

  • 2 large mangoes peeled and sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 large tomato cut into segment slices
  • 3 tomatillos husked, rinsed, cut into thin segment slices
  • 15 basil leaves thinly sliced

To Prepare

To make the vinaigrette:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the rice vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, vegetable oil, salt and pepper. Add the red onion and jalapeños, mix, and let sit and macerate for at least 5 minutes.

To assemble the salad:

  • Assemble the mangoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, and basil on a platter. Dress with the vinaigrette and macerated onions and jalapeños. Serve.


63comments inMango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad

  1. Shari

    Dec 08

    Made this tonight, substituted cilantro for basil. It was delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 10

      Yummy! So glad you liked this salad Shari 😉

  2. Cathy

    Aug 04

    Recently made this salad. Loved the combination of sweet fruit with the jalapeno, tomatillos, basil and rice vinegar. My family really enjoyed trying the salad.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 04

      So glad to hear Cathy, yay!

  3. Judy

    Jul 22

    Wonderful salad! Everyone loved this salad. I omitted the jalapeño because the kids don’t eat anything with any spice. The combination of ripe mango, tomatillo and tomatoes with just a hint of red onion was perfect! Everyone asked me to make it again.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 27

      So happy to hear everyone enjoyed this salad Judy, yay!

  4. Barbara lopez

    Feb 21

    I would like to buy your cook book is anyway that I could see inside the books recipes

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 08

      Barbara, if you check them out in Amazon, it lets you take a peek at the Contents, a few pages and the Index 🙂

  5. Elizabeth

    Jan 10

    What could I use instead of mango due to allergies.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 30

      You can try with peaches, plums or pineapple 🙂

  6. Kim

    Dec 13

    I saw the episode again where you made this! I am going to try this next week:) Thank you, Pati, for making everything look amazing!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      And thanks to you for giving this recipe a chance Kim!

  7. Kaye Karas

    Sep 17

    I just love Patis show her recipes are the best she makes it fun

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Thanks so much Kaye, un abrazo!

  8. Tammy pascual

    Jul 28

    All the recipes look good Pati!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Gracias Tammy!

  9. Joy Bailey

    Jul 12

    Just watch on 7/10/22 and went and bought everything and I’ve got a new alternative to good old lettuce and tomatoes!!! Thank you so much for this!!! It is very very refreshing!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 28

      So happy you liked it Joy!

  10. Ann

    Apr 20

    I absolutely love this salad and have adapted it to other fruits such as pineapple and strawberries and have ramped up the heat by going to hotter peppers. It is even better the next day. That is if we can manage to have leftovers.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 25

      Hahaha, sometimes leftovers are just a dream, right? So glad you made your own version of this salad and thanks for sharing it Ann 🙂

  11. Charlotte Hackson oak ca.

    Apr 14

    Saw this on the show 4/14/22 PSB.
    Looking forward to trying salad.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Let me know how you like it Charlotte!

  12. Ann

    Mar 28

    Love, love, love it. So fresh and flavorful.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 29

      Yay! So happy you liked it 🙂

  13. Ron kaylor. Jan 30,22

    Jan 31

    Great salad. I am making it toda

    Thank you Patty

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 07

      Awesome Ron, let me know how did you like it 🙂

    2. Lynda Meyer

      Jul 09

      Hi Ron, I saw this salad yesterday on Pati’s show and plan to try it soon!! Then when I looked at the comments I saw that your name was KAYL0R. That is an old family name of mine and one you don’t see often. My Kaylors came from West Virginia and moved to California late 1800s via train. I will be thinking of you when I eat this salad. Bet my old Kaylors would have thought it weird and too spicy!

  14. Pilar

    Jan 31

    Today I’m going to make blue corn pupusas stuffed with cheese and braised pork and this salad. I don’t have tomatillos but will use nopalitos instead. I’m already drooling!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 07

      Sounds like a great sub to me Pilar, hope you liked it!

  15. Ron kaylor. Ocala, fl

    Jan 30

    I’m going tomorrow to purchase the ingredients today. The salad looks great and this is Favorate dressing. Just beautiful. Thank s Patty love your show. I lived in Arizona for 5 years and love Mexican food

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 07

      Thanks so much Ron for tuning in, glad you have been enjoying the show and trying out some recipes 😉

  16. Barbara Martinez

    Sep 13

    I’m a plant-based eater and ADORE Pati’s show. My husband jokes that if something happened to me, he would have to marry Pati. This recipe made 3-4 servings when served as a whole meal. Wowza. Keep the salads and plant-only dishes coming!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 03

      Thanks so much Barbara! Love and hugs to you and your husband 🙂

  17. Alice Valencia

    Jul 05

    I’m on my way to purchase all the ingredients needed for this now! Pati thank you for your great recipes…enjoy you, your show your lovely family enjoying the tableside food you prepare! Handsome boys.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 08

      Thanks for so much kindness Alice, you are way too sweet! Enjoy the salad 😉

  18. Debbie Swyers

    Jun 02

    I made this salad for dinner and it was wonderful! I actually had the leftovers for my lunch the next day! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. We really enjoyed it, even my eight year old granddaughter! I really enjoy watching your show and reading your newsletter. I lived in New Mexico and Arizona the first part of my life and I love Mexican food. I have learned a lot of helpful information from you. Thanks!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Thanks for being so kind Debbie, love to read you liked this salad. Un abrazo to you and your granddaughter!

  19. Andrew

    Apr 18

    Pati, reallylook forward to your show each week and get a kick out of seeing your family get so involved with preparing and especially enjoying the food. The boys are great, you and your hubby must be proud!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 25

      We are! Thanks so much for the super kind words Andrew, un abrazo 🙂

  20. Brenda

    Aug 23

    Today was the first time I saw your show. Even though I’m on a special fasting diet now (no meat, no dairy), I watched the show because we love Mexican food at our house. I was thrilled to see this Veggie and Fruit salad that I CAN have during my fast. I have ordered the ingredients for my grocery delivery tomorrow and I can’t wait to make this for dinner. Thanks for making my day!

    I will be searching out and viewing more of your shows from now on.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      So glad you found something you can eat Brenda, good luck with your fasting!

  21. Enrique

    May 27

    I’m new at cooking and saw your show with this mango salad. My mouth was watering imagining the taste of the combination of lime juice, mango, jalapeño and other ingredients! I told myself “you can do this”! I follow your recipe and it was better than I expected! My wife was surprised about “my skills” and now expects new surprises from me!
    The salad by itself was amazing and our main dish was flank steak tacos. I decided to add some of the salad to one of the tacos, instead of all the other ingredients (oregano, salsa, lettuce, tomato, cream) and WOW! The flavor of the tacos was now out of this world! Juicy, spicy, sweet, sour, etc!
    I am glad I found your show and now getting familiar with your other recipes. I can’t wait to try a few of them.
    Muchas gracias y vaya con Dios!

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 28

      Muchas gracias a ti Enrique! Keep on cooking and have lots of fun 😉

  22. Frances

    May 20

    This salad is incredible. I saw it on your show and was so intrigued by the combination of ingredients. It was sweet, salty, spicy, tangy. Just amazing. I wish I could post the photo I took because it was beautiful, too.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 23

      Great job Frances! You can send you photo to, I would love to see your salad 😉

  23. Wolfe Vracar

    May 18

    I saw your show and was really intrigued by the salad. I remember saying to myself I can do this! So I did. Unfortunately I was unable to find tomatillos anywhere in Ontario or Quebec (Canada). I did however find some tomatillos salsa which I substituted for the lack of tomatillos. I did find some tomatillos plants which I bought and hope to try for real in July, when they are ripe. I tried very hard to be true to your recipe except for that part. Nonetheless it turned out very well. I like spicey a lot, but I think I will reduce the next salad I make with maybe only 1 1/2 jalapeños instead of 2. All this to say you have me as a fan from here on in.
    I may even be bold enough to try some of your other recipes in the near future.Lol!
    Thank you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 20

      Hi Wolfe, thanks so much for sharing your story with me. I really hope your tomatillo plants give you tons in the summer so you can go ahead and try many of the recipes here on the website. Have fun 😉

  24. John

    Apr 11

    We saw your show last night and tried it tonight. Multiple raves and compliments for your salad. We are looking forward to summer coming and enjoying it often.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Thanks so much John for tuning in and for giving this salad a chance, isn’t it super refreshing and sweet?

  25. Kelly

    Mar 01

    This looks so interesting but is there something that is less spicy than the jalapeno? I have very wimpy family but would still love to make this….any suggestions for a chili or pepper with less heat?

    Thank you

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 04

      Hey Kelly, thanks for your question. In fact, jalapenos are some of the milder chilies out there. To make sure they do not have any heat but still keep all their flavor, remove all seeds and veins and just stay with the flesh. I promise you this salad is not spicy at all 🙂

  26. Marcella Molina

    Jan 30

    Thank you so much for this wonderful Mango, Tomato, salad I can’t wait to do it. Everything is so awesome. I will definitely do it. I just love your show, I hope you will continue to be on the air for a long time. May God bless you and love you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 30

      Thank you so much for watching! I hope you make the salad!

  27. Tina

    Jan 14

    Can I use something other than tomatillo? I cannot find them in Canada

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 21

      Oh, I’m sorry you can’t find them. You can use more tomatoes and mango…the salad won’t have the same bite, but will still be great, Tina.

  28. Ruby Ballesteros

    Jan 07

    Wrote down recipe, will try without haste. Great healthy eating.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 07

      Enjoy, Ruby!

  29. Rose Manzo

    Jan 06

    Everything Miss Pati cooks is tasty, easy th o follow, she’s a genius in Mexican Cuisine. I love the stories that you share for each recipe. Thank you!❤🙏 Besos y in cariñoso abraso!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 07

      Thank you, Rose!

  30. Elena&Rachel Hopkins

    Jan 06

    Hi Pati ♡ I can’t wait to make this salad WE LOVE MANGOS!!!!
    I am sure is delicious. Thank you.😊 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 07

      Happy New Year, Elena and Rachel!

  31. Sandra

    Jan 04

    I just watched Pati on tv cooking for this episode in Sinaloa. I am amazed at how delicious and yet how easy she makes preparing these foods look! I can’t wait to try the recipes out for myself. Thank you Pati!! You are wonderful!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 06

      Aw thank you so much, Sandra!

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