Grilled chicken breasts and fresh, homemade mango salsa are nestled in bibb lettuce for a summery and light take on chicken lettuce wraps!
I love the summer months for many reasons. There is all the sunshine and the warm weather, days that we do nothing but hang by the pool, beach vacations, no schedules, campfires, drive-in movies, and amusement parks.
But what I love more than of that is all the fresh produce! This is the best time of year for ripe, sweet fruit available at farmer’s markets, u-pick farms and even at my local grocery store. Which is great because my family goes through more fruit than I can keep at home!
But one of my favorite ways to use up fresh fruit is by making salsa. Sometimes I make a strictly sweet salsa, like these fruit salsa cups, but mostly I like my fruit salsa to have savory undertones like this strawberry salsa, and this shrimp and peach salsa!
How To Make Mango Salsa Recipe
For this recipe, you will need about 2 cups of diced, fresh, ripe mangos. This is roughly the equivalent of 2 large mangos.
Mangos do have a pit or a core. I like to slice the mango from each side so that you are left with a “square” pit. From here, I take a paring knife and make vertical slices, taking care to not cut straight through the skin. Then I make horizontal cuts so that I am left with mango cubes. Run your knife between the mango flesh and the skin to remove the mango cubes.
In a small bowl, combine red bell peppers, diced avocados, cumin, garlic powder, and dried red pepper. A little white balsamic vinegar and parsley are added next. Stir, taste, and season with salt. That is all you need to make a delicious mango salsa!
Mango Salsa Variations:
Omit the red pepper and add jalapeno or habanero peppers.
Stir in honey
Add lemon juice or lime juice
Add red onions
Use cilantro in place of the parsley
What’s In a Chicken Lettuce Wrap
You can top a chicken lettuce wrap with almost anything! The last time I shared easy chicken wraps, they had an Asian flair to them, which is one of the most common variations to chicken wraps.
But I am pretty much in love with the idea of using grilled chicken and fresh fruit! The whole meal feels light and healthy.
How To Make Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps
For this recipe, you will need 1 large grilled chicken breast. Read my tips on How To Grill The Juciest Grilled Chicken to learn more about preparing the chicken.
Cut the grilled chicken into equal sized cubes and set aside.
Gather your bibb lettuce leaves (although butter lettuce works as well) and divide the chicken between the leaves. With one large chicken breast, you should be able to get about 8-10 lettuce wraps. Each wrap will only hold a few pieces of chicken.
Place a spoon full of the fresh mango salsa over the chicken in each wrap. Crumble goat cheese over the salsa and serve.
Feel free to use crumbled feta instead of the goat cheese. I like goat cheese because it pairs nicely with the balsamic vinegar plus it balances the sweetness of the mangos.
How Long Does Mango Salsa Last?
The mango salsa will last 1-2 days when kept in the refrigerator. If kept too long the mangos will begin to break down and the salsa will turn liquidy.
Lettuce wraps do not store well! The lettuce will wilt and become soggy.
Are These Lettuce Wraps Whole30?
These wraps could be whole 30 compliant if you do not top the wraps with the goat cheese.
What Else Does Mango Salsa Go With?
This mango salsa would taste amazing over fish tacos, over pork chops or grilled pork loin, with beans and corn for a vegetarian taco, or served plain with chips.
- For the salsa:
- 2 cups diced mango
- ½ cup red pepper, diced
- 1 small avocado, diced
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- Salt to taste
- 1-2 Grilled chicken breasts
- 8-12 bibb lettuce leaves
- 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
- In a bowl, combine the mango, red pepper, avocado, cumin, garlic powder, and red pepper. Add vinegar and parsley, stir to coat. Season with salt to taste.
- Divide grilled chicken between lettuce cups, followed by mango salsa.
- Top the wraps with crumbled goat cheese; serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 102Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 36mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 11g