This Filipino Mango Salad (Ensaladang Mangga) combines sweet, sour, and salty fresh flavors from mangoes, tomatoes, onions, lime juice and bagoong (fermented condiment). It also pairs well with grilled meats and seafood so it's a great summer side dish!
In a medium-size bowl (big enough to accomodate all ingredients) that would also serve as a serving bowl, mix the mangoes, red onion, tomatoes, and bagoong alamang (if using). Pour in the lime juice and give it a stir to make sure everything is coated with the juice. This may be served immediately with the additional garnishes sprinkled on top if desired or, simply leave it in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to infuse. Give everything a quick stir before serving. You may serve this as a side dish with some grilled meat or seafood.
If you do not like to use shrimp paste, simply omit or serve it on the side with the salad and let those who wish to try it add it to their plate. You may add a little bit of soy sauce or fish sauce to the salad to replace the shrimp paste so you still get the salty flavor profile.