Mango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad

Mango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad

Ensalada de Mango, Tomate, Tomate Verde, Albahaca y Jalapeño
6 to 8 servings
Pati Jinich
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: basil, jalapeno, lime, mango, pati’s mexican table, red onion, rice vinegar, tomatillos, Tomatoes, vinaigrette
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Mango, Tomato, Tomatillo, Basil and Jalapeño Salad recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 11 “A Day in Sinaloa's Countryside”


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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 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 😉

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 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 🙂

  7. 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. 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.

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!!