Mango-Basil Dipping Sauce

I love using cocktail sauce for dipping boiled or grilled shrimp. When I don’t make my own I grab a bottle or two of Frog Bone’s Bayou Cocktail sauce. But there are times when you want something different. A different flavor than cocktail sauce, something fruity. Something without horseradish.

This mango-basil dipping sauce is different. It has a fantastic tropical flavor, making it perfect for shrimp.
Mango-Basil Dipping SauceYou can make other variations of this great mango-basil dipping sauce simply by substituting other fruits for the mango, such as papaya or pineapple. If you want a little kick to your sauce, add a bit of hot sauce (preferably something fruity, like a habanero sauce) or even some red pepper flake.

For the shrimp, I made a batch of copycat Bubba Gump shrimp on my Char-Broil Big Easy.

Also try my Delta Dippin’ sauce. It’s mighty yummy too!

Mango-Basil Dipping Sauce

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Mike


  • 2 small mangoes peeled and chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon plus 1 teaspoon of the juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • White pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried basil crushed


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

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