Tropical Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Zesty Mango Salsa


Dive into a tropical flavor paradise with our Tropical Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Zesty Mango Salsa! This dish pairs the light, flaky texture of perfectly grilled Mahi-Mahi with a fresh, vibrant mango salsa. The sweet and tangy salsa complements the subtly smoky fish, creating a summery dish that's perfect for outdoor dining or a refreshing meal any day of the year.

Tropical Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Zesty Mango Salsa

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 1 fillet with salsa

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 125mg
  • Fiber: 2g


  • Mahi-Mahi fillets: 4 (about 600g or 1.32 lbs or 21 oz total)
  • Ripe mango, diced: 1 large (about 200g or 7 oz)
  • Red bell pepper, finely chopped: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Red onion, finely chopped: 50g (1.7 oz)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 30g (1 oz)
  • Lime juice: 30ml (1 fl oz)
  • Olive oil: 30ml (1 fl oz)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Salsa: In a bowl, combine diced mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt, mix well, and set aside.
  2. Season Fish: Brush Mahi-Mahi fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill Mahi-Mahi: Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill fillets for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Serve: Place grilled Mahi-Mahi on plates and top with generous spoonfuls of mango salsa.
  5. Garnish: Optionally, garnish with lime wedges and additional cilantro.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the grill is hot before adding the fish to prevent sticking.
  • Do not overcook the Mahi-Mahi; it should be moist and flaky.
  • For an extra kick, add a diced jalapeño to the mango salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake the Mahi-Mahi instead of grilling?

Yes, bake at 400°F (200°C) for about 12-15 minutes.

How can I tell if the mango is ripe?

A ripe mango will be slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.

Can I use frozen Mahi-Mahi?

Yes, just ensure it's fully thawed before grilling.

What can I serve with this dish?

Serve with rice, quinoa, or a green salad for a complete meal.