Best Mango Salsa Recipe

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Once you give this easy mango salsa recipe a try, you’ll never go back to store bought salsa,

It is nothing like your regular salsa- all it takes is 5 simple ingredients to whip up a salsa that has just the right balance of sweet and spicy, perfectly balanced by the tanginess of the fresh lime juice.

With a beautiful tropical flavor and a spicy kick, this salsa is an absolute must try.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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?

  • Cilantro Lime Rice: Fluffy rice with zesty lime and fresh cilantro perfectly complements the sweet and tangy notes of the mango salsa.
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers: Succulent shrimp with a hint of smokiness from the grill pairs wonderfully with the vibrant flavors of the mango salsa.
  • Avocado Salad: Creamy avocado chunks tossed with crisp lettuce and a light vinaigrette provide a refreshing contrast to the salsa’s bold taste.
  • Black Bean and Corn Salad: A colorful medley of black beans, corn, and bell peppers adds texture and earthiness to your mango salsa dish.
  • Crispy Tortilla Chips: Serve a basket of crispy tortilla chips for a satisfying crunch that complements the salsa’s juicy mango goodness.
  • Grilled Chicken Breast: Juicy grilled chicken, seasoned to perfection, makes for a hearty and protein-packed main dish alongside the fruity salsa.
  • Jicama Slaw: A crunchy jicama slaw with a zesty lime dressing adds a delightful crunch and a burst of freshness to your meal.
  • Coconut-Lime Quinoa: Fluffy quinoa infused with coconut and lime flavors serves as a tropical and nutritious side dish for your mango salsa feast.

Storage Instructions

You can store your leftover mango salsa in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, if not more.

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

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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