Mango ceviche

We love mangos!  This simple mango ceviche recipe has brought us a fair amount of joy.  Seven out of seven Downings from youngest to oldest love this ceviche. To hear the recipe click the play button below. 



  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Juice of a dozen limes
  • 1-2 hot peppers (red chilies, serranos or habaneros), seeded and sliced finely
  • Small red onion, sliced very finely
  • ½ cup water
  • four sprigs of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 4 ripe firm mangoes
  • 3 ripe juicy (soft) mangoes


First.  Peel and dice the firm mangoes

Then.  Soak the mangoes with ½ of the lime juice, ketchup, sugar and hot pepper slices for two of hours.

Then.  Pickle the onions by soaking them in warm water and 1 tbs of salt for 10 minutes, rinse and drain.

Then.  Mix the sliced onions and remaining lime juice, let marinate for two hours.

Then.  Remove the pulp from the three soft mangoes and blend with ½ cup of cold water to make a puree.

Then.  Add the sunflower oil to the marinated onions.

Then.  Combine the diced mangoes, the mango puree, ½ of the pickled onions and the chopped cilantro in a large bowl. Stir well and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Then.  Serve with the remaining pickled onions on the side or a spoonful on top of each individual bowl.

Enjoy! Serve in chilled bowls.

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With love, 6EF7E090-4274-4931-9223-67A638494696The Downings

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