Best Mango Salsa Recipe

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Add a burst of tropical flavor to your meals with this Mango Salsa Recipe. Made with ripe mangoes, fresh vegetables, and zesty lime juice, this salsa is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Whether served with chips as a snack or paired with grilled meats for a refreshing topping, this mango salsa is sure to be a hit. Let’s dive into how to make this vibrant and flavorful condiment!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This mango salsa is easily turning into my favorite salsa for many reasons.

Not only is this salsa bright, colorful and delicious, but it also packs in a good amount of vitamin C, which also makes it super healthy.

It is super customizable too, which allows me to tweak the ingredients a bit and end up with new versions of the recipe every single time- how cool is that?

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients to make this refreshing salsa.

  • Ripe Mangoes: The star of the salsa, contributing a tropical sweetness and soft texture.
  • Red Onion: Adds a sharp, slightly pungent flavor that contrasts nicely with the sweet mango.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Provides a pop of color and a crunchy texture to balance the softness of the mango.
  • Jalapeno Peppers: Introduce a spicy heat that offsets the sweetness of the mango and adds complexity to the salsa.
  • Lime Juice: Injects a tangy citrus note that brightens up the salsa and balances the rich flavors.
Best Mango Salsa ingredients

How To Make Mango Salsa?

Once you have your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Step 1: Chop Ingredients

Dice up mango, red onion, red pepper, and jalapeno into small chunks. In a large bowl mix together diced mango, red onion, red pepper, and jalapeno.

Step 2: Squeeze Lime Juice & Combine

Cut 2 limes in half and squeeze juice over diced mixture. Mix until everything is well incorporated.

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Step 3: Serve Salsa In A Bowl

Serve with tortilla chips, or on tacos. Keep leftovers in an airtight container for 2-5 days. 

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Expert Tips

If you’re excited and ready to try out this recipe, you might want to take note of some of these tips and tricks too, just to make the salsa more interesting and fun.

  • I haven’t used any oil for this recipe, but if you want, you can add a dash of olive oil into the mango salsa to make it healthier.
  • Don’t forget to season the salsa with a bit of kosher salt or just add some regular salt to taste.
  • You may be tempted to use frozen mango to make this salsa, but I would highly recommend sticking to using fresh mango, simply because it can really make a difference in terms of the texture.
  • Remember to use ripe mango for this recipe. Raw mango tends to have an intense sour taste, which is nothing like the sweetness you’re expecting from fresh mango.
  • To finish it all up, you can also add some fresh cilantro into the salsa and pulse it in the food processor, or just finely chop it and sprinkle it on the top.


  • Red bell pepper can lend the salsa a nice pop of color, but if you want, you can use any other bell pepper of your choice too!
  • If you want to make a spicy salsa, swap the jalapeno peppers and use habanero pepper or any other hot peppers of your choice.
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With just a few tweaks, you can actually experiment with this salsa and bring in some variation too.

  • Mango Habanero Salsa Recipe: If you love spicy food, you’ve got to give this easy tweak using spicy habanero peppers. All you need to do is swap the jalapeño peppers in the recipe for habanero peppers, and you’ll end up with a version of the salsa that has all the heat you’re looking for. I recently tried making this habanero mango salsa for my family and everyone loved it! I teamed it up with some tortilla chips and added some extra lime juice to tone down the spice level.
  • Roasted Mango Habanero Salsa: This one’s the simple mango habanero salsa recipe taken up a notch by roasting the habanero peppers to give them a smoky flavor. This is a great salsa to make if you want that extra heat. I would recommend using a food processor to make this habanero mango salsa recipe, but if you would rather chop everything yourself, remember to wear gloves to keep your hands safe. My roasted mango habanero salsa turned out such a success, everyone wanted to me to make more!
  • Fruit Salsa: Along with the fresh mango, there are quite a few fruits you can consider adding to the salsa. Strawberries, pineapple and even some cherry tomatoes can be great additions to this recipe.Remember to keep tasting and adjusting the salsa consistency by adding in some more fresh ingredients.
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What To Serve With Mango Salsa?

  • Fish Tacos: Grilled, baked, or fried fish tacos with mango salsa are a classic combination. The sweetness and tanginess of the salsa complement the savory flavors of the fish.
  • Shrimp Skewers: Grilled or broiled shrimp skewers with mango salsa make for a light and delicious meal, perfect for a summer barbecue or dinner party.
  • Pork Tenderloin: Roasted or grilled pork tenderloin pairs beautifully with mango salsa. The sweet and spicy salsa adds a burst of flavor to the tender pork.
  • Bang Bang Salmon: Bang Bang salmon topped with mango salsa is a delicious and healthy meal option that’s quick and easy to prepare.

Storage Instructions

  • Store:You can store your leftover mango salsa in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, if not more.
  • Containers: Remember to use a clean jar or an airtight container to store it and always use a clean spoon to serve it.
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best mango salsa recipe

Best Mango Salsa Recipe

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy and Delicious Mango Salsa


  • 2 ripe mangoes, chopped
  • ¼ of a red onion, chopped
  • ½ of a red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno peppers
  • Juice of a lime


  1. Dice up mango, red onion, red pepper, and jalapeno into small chunks. In a large bowl mix together diced mango, red onion, red pepper, and jalapeno.
  2. Cut 2 limes in half and squeeze juice over diced mixture. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips, or on tacos.  Keep leftovers in an airtight container for 2-5 days
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g

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