Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

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Mango Salsa is a delicious combination of sweet juicy mangoes, tart lime juice and peppers for the perfect combination of sweet and heat.  

Use as a topper for grilled fishgrilled chicken, fish tacos, or serve it up with tortilla chips and margaritas for the perfect Mexican snack!

mango salsa in a clear bowl, with a lime in front

Sweet & Savory

Take the crisp and colorful bounty of summer and put together this sweet and spicy topping that can also be a dip! Use fresh ingredients from your garden or the farmers market and double the recipe because it’ll get used up super quick!

The best way to show off all the bright colors of mango salsa is to dice the fruit and veggies uniformly. The easiest way to achieve this is to use my favorite vegetable chopper. It’s so easy to do and looks so fancy!

  1. Dice the mangoes and red pepper. Mince the red onion and jalapeño (keep the seeds in for a spicier flavor)!
  2. Mix together, add the remaining ingredients, and season with salt and pepper.

Let all the flavors marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature and serve!

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What to Serve with Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a perfect topping for fish and seafood, like shrimp tacos and grilled salmon, but it also makes a great dip for chips and crackers! Mixed with softened cream cheese, mango salsa makes an elegant spread on a burger or in a vegetarian sandwich!

Add or substitute equal amounts of fresh pineapple or fresh peaches for a different twist. This recipe is so versatile, so healthy and so easy to make, it’ll be a summer staple every year!

How Long Does Mango Salsa Last?

Mango salsa will last about 5 days in the refrigerator. Before serving again, stir and refresh the flavors by adding a little splash of lime juice and salt and pepper.

tortilla chip taking mango salsa from a bowl full

Can You Freeze Mango Salsa?

Mango salsa can be frozen by putting in an airtight container or zippered bag that is labeled for up to about 3 months. However, it will not be as firm once it is thawed. Drain the extra water, add some new diced mangos, or fruit like pineapple or peach for a whole new look and taste!

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Review Recipe

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
This mango salsa features sweet juicy mangoes, tart lime juice and jalapeno peppers for the perfect combination of sweet and heat. Use this as a topper for grilled chicken or fish or serve it up with tortilla chips and margaritas for the perfect snack!


  • 1 large or 2 small mangoes diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • ¼ cup red onion minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded & minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste

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  • Combine all ingredients and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • So delicious with tortilla chips or on chicken or fish.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 39, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 98mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 955IU, Vitamin C: 40.3mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword mango salsa
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Inspired by Looney Spoons

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taking a scoop of Fresh Mango Salsa on a tortilla chip
a bowl of Fresh Mango Salsa, and taking a scoop of salsa
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  1. I cannot eat tomatoes or peppers, so I substitute diced strawberries for the tomatoes, add minced garlic and use green chilies (chilies are a different food family than peppers) with the mango and red onion.

  2. Hi there! I haven’t made this yet but I’m planning to soon! As well as your restaurant style salsa. Just wondering how the taste would be affected in this recipe if I omitted the red onions.. or maybe just used less? Also, could I put this in the blender to make it a little more “soupy”? Thank you! I’ve never made homemade salsa so I’m excited to try this.

    1. The onion adds a lot of flavor but this recipe can easily be adapted if you’d prefer to leave it out or use less. I haven’t tried blending this recipe so I can’t say for sure how it would work. Enjoy!

  3. I add a diced peach or nectarine plus a large navel orange and green bell pepper. A splash of apple cider vinegar bringsout a bit of zip, but use very little (maybe a teaspoon or so).
    I also like to add about a half teaspoon of garlic powder or minced garlic.4 stars

  4. I added about a Tbsp of minced garlic, a small can of drained crushed pineapple, and some crushed red pepper… GLORY HALLELUJAH. It’s fantastic!

    1. Yes…cilantro is one of the key ingredients…for any savory or fruit salsa. Your other alternatives would be flat leaf parsley…fresh basil leaves…chopped up fresh spinach leaves…dill leaves…basil leaves…for each one I have mentioned the tastes vary…and you make the choice.

  5. Oh! We love Mango Salsa at my house. Such a versatile salsa and it’s delicious with fish tacos!

  6. Mangoes are my very favorite and there is nothing to beat a well made mango salsa with chips. This mango salsa looks just fabulous and loves of the pics.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and the kind words! I hope that if you make this, you love it as much as I do!

  7. Mango salsa sounds amazing! I bet it would be great with shrimp too. Also, my mom has a Pampered Chef version of that cutter and it’s awesome!