Mango con Tajin is an eye-catching and popular Mexican street snack that’s sweet, spicy and tangy all at the same time.
It is essentially just fresh mango topped with Tajin seasoning, which is also often known as chili lime seasoning.
This snack is super fun to eat, and is an absolute must try when you’ve got some fresh mangoes at hand.
For this recipe, I used a sprinkle of Tajín seasoning which I made from scratch, but you can totally opt for the store-bought version too- you should be able to find it at most food specialty stores near you.
Some versions of this spicy mango with Tajin call for the use of some spicy Chamoy sauce to be added in as well.
- What's So Great About the Recipe?
- Ingredients For the Mango Con Tajin Recipe
- How to Make Mango Con Tajin
- Substitutions & Variations
- 💭Top Tip
- How to Store the Leftover Mango con Tajin
- Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- How to Serve Spicy Mango with Tajin
- Related Recipes
- Spicy Mango with Tajin | Mango Con Tajin
- Food Safety
What's So Great About the Recipe?
My favorite part about this recipe is the fact that it is a complete riot of flavors, and yet, so effortless to put together.
Plus, the Tajin seasoning is super versatile- you can team it up with so many of your favorite snacks and even use it as a marinade or rub for your meats and other grilled foods.
What’s more, you can enjoy mango Tajin in lots of unique ways- but more on that later.
First, let’s dive right into making this easy recipe.
Ingredients For the Mango Con Tajin Recipe
To make this spicy mango with Tajin, here’s what you’ll need.
Mangoes: I used fresh, ripe mangoes for this recipe. The idea is to opt for a sweeter mango variant to help contrast the spice from the Tajin seasoning.
Cayenne pepper: I used a nice dash of cayenne pepper to make the Tajin.
Smoked paprika: Smoked paprika lends a nice, distinct smoky aroma to the seasoning. This one’s another must.
Guajillo chili powder: Guajillo chillies are a staple in Mexican cuisine, and once I managed to get my hands on some of it, there was no looking back.
Lime powder: Lime powder acts as a substitute for lime juice in this recipe. You should be able to find dehydrated lime juice easily.
Salt: The chili lime seasoning is supposed to be salty too- you can, however, adjust the amount you’re adding to suit your taste. You can also use sea salt if you want to.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Mango Con Tajin
To make the mango con Tajin, here’s all you’ll need to do.
First, start by slicing or chopping the fresh mango as per your personal preference.
In a bowl, mix together all the other ingredients for the Tajin seasoning.
Sprinkle some of the Tajin over your mango and serve immediately or refrigerate for about an hour.
Substitutions & Variations
- I used fresh mango chunks for this recipe, but you can also try making this with frozen mango chunks.
- Another great idea to bring in some variation without too much effort is to cut the mango fruit into slices.
- You can also cut or slice some watermelon or any other juicy fruit of your choice and sprinkle some Tajin over it.
Make sure you choose large and meaty mangoes to make this spicy mango with Tajin.
How to Store the Leftover Mango con Tajin
Your leftover mango con Tajin can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Make sure you use a clean, airtight container to store it.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- If you have some leftover mango slices that you want to enjoy in a different way, you can quickly try a nice Mangonada recipe (Mexican mango drink) or make some Paletas (Mexican ice cream) using the mango mixture.
- Another great idea is to make refreshing mango sorbet by adding the mango meat to a blender and blending it together.
- You can also make mango frozen fruit bars using your leftovers. All you need to do is throw the chunks in a food processor or a blender and blend until smooth. You can then top the bars with some chile-lime salt too!
How to Serve Spicy Mango with Tajin
I love serving these sweet and spicy mangoes with some homemade Chamoy sauce to amp up the flavors.
You can also team it up with some tamarind candy if you really love the citrusy, tangy flavors.
You totally can! Remember that the dried fruit will have a different taste, and won’t be as much of a filling snack as your fresh mangoes will, but this variation can still be a nice and tangy treat worth trying out.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Spicy Mango with Tajin | Mango Con Tajin
- 2 tablespoon Guajillo chilli
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon lime powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 mango
- First, start by slicing or chopping the fresh mango as per your personal preference.
- In a bowl, mix together all the other ingredients for the Tajin seasoning.
- Sprinkle some of the Tajin over your mango and serve immediately or refrigerate for about an hour.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove