I think my kid could’ve eaten about 100 pounds of this every week if I could chop enough!

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

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

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Fresh, Sweet & Savory

Flavorful and colorful, sweet and spicy, this topping, snack or dipper is definitely a family favorite.

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!

Mango Salsa Ingredients

  • Mangoes – Fresh ripe mangoes of course! Frozen does work well in this recipe. If using frozen, thaw and chop.
  • Peppers – Red bell peppers add crunch and freshness while jalapenos add a little kick.
  • Onion – I love red onion in this recipe but sweet white onion works too.
  • Lime – Fresh lime juice will make the best results. To juice it quickly, cut the lime in half and stick a fork in it. Squeeze the lime around the fork to release the juices.
  • Seasoning – Salt, cumin, and a dash of olive oil are all that’s needed.

How to Make Mango Salsa

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

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

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  • Add avocados (just before serving) or tomatoes.
  • To cut mangoes, cut along the pit through the center of the fruit (top to bottom). Use a sharp knife to score the mango right in the peel. Scoop the flesh out with a spoon (chop a little more if needed) and add to the bowl.

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!

Storing Leftovers

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.

mango salsa in glass bowl with chip

Can You Freeze Mango Salsa?

Mango salsa can be frozen by putting it 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 and add some new diced mangos or fruit like pineapple or peach for a whole new look and taste!

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Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

This mango salsa features sweet juicy mangoes, tart lime juice, and jalapeno peppers for the perfect combination of sweet and heat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 large mangoes or 2 small, 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


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


Store salsa in a covered container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Stir before serving again. 
4.91 from 10 votes

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.

Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine American

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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!