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Blackened Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

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This blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa is a quick healthy dinner you can whip up in no time. Chunks of mango, avocados, and tomatoes mixed with cilantro and lime really give this dish a kick.

blackened mahi mahi covered with mango salso on a white plate

So I came up with this blackened mahi mahi recipe when trying to come up with new dinner ideas to cook that are on the some what healthier side.  Of course we are always trying to lose weight, but don’t always succeed at it.  It’s hard with a husband who doesn’t eat vegetables and doesn’t really like chicken except for dark meat.

I don’t know if you can fully understand how hard it is to make healthy food and not eat the same thing everyday with someone who prefers meat and potatoes.  I mean I could slap down a hunk of beef everyday and be done with it, but even that gets old after awhile.

blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa

When it comes to seafood my husband will eat basically all of it.  For me i’ll eat it, but unless it’s shellfish I don’t just love it.  I could eat lobster, crab, and shrimp all day, everyday.  But fish for me has to be dressed up or have some sort of sauce.

That’s why I thought adding some toppings on top of the mahi mahi would be just what the fish needed.  And it sure did it for me.  The blend of avocados and mango really gave my taste buds a nice treat.

blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa

I like to make the salsa first so it can refrigerate and marinate a little while the fish is being prepared.  Just cut everything up toss around in a bowl and set in the refrigerator.

blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa

When it comes to the fish be sure and pat dry the fish first before seasoning it.  This makes the seasoning stick better to the fish.  Just evenly distribute the seasoning over all the pieces of fish.

Turn your burner on medium/high heat and heat up the olive oil.  Once your pan has came to temperature place your fish filets in the pan.  Cook each side for about 4 minutes.  The fish does cook fast so keep an eye on it.

blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa

After the fish is cooked plate it and then top with the mango salsa.  And now you have a healthier dinner to serve to your family.  My daughter couldn’t get enough of the salsa.  She loves all the ingredients.

blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa
5 from 8 votes

Blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa

This blackened Mahi Mahi with mango salsa is a quick healthy dinner you can whip up in no time. A salty/sweet salsa really gives this dish a pop.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:8 minutes
Total Time:23 minutes


  • 3 mahi mahi filet
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Blackening Seasoning

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 juice of a lime


  • Chop up tomatoes, avocado, mango, and cilantro and add to a bowl and mix together with the lime juice and refrigerate 
  • Add all blackening spices together and mix
  • Pat fish dry an add seasoning to all sides of the fish
  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium/high heat and once heated add fish to the pan.  Cook for 4 minutes on one side then flip and cook for another 4 minutes
  • Plate the fish and top with the salsa.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 1216mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1475IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: seafood
Keyword: avocado, mahi mahi, mango
Servings: 3
Calories: 374kcal

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  1. 5 stars

    This was so delicious and easy to make! My boyfriend and I both agreed that it was one of the best fish dishes I have made to date. Perfect amount of heat (although I might play with adding habanero or jalapeno to the salsa) and quick and easy. I only needed to cook the fish at 2.5 minutes per side – so keep an eye on your fish.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it Christina. Oh yum adding some jalapeños or habaneros sounds so yummy

  2. I just ran out of limes but I have lemons, I’m sure it would change the flavor but would it be ok? Ideas for aide dishes? Thank you!

    1. Yeah lemons should be okay. Limes just tend to be a little sweeter. Rice is usually a good side dish with this or some sort of grains

  3. This was great! My son does not like spicy but said the mango salsa fixed that for him. Oh, side note….he usually doesn’t eat avocado but now he does…if made like this.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made this many times now. My husband and son both love the blackened Mahi Mahi, and if there is salsa leftover after eating it on the fish, they eat the rest for dessert! It’s that good.

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