by Olena

Mango Salsa Recipe

by Olena

Mango Salsa Recipe with 5 ingredients! It is fresh, spicy and can be served with salmon, fish tacos, chicken or chips.

Love fresh salsa? Make sure to check out blueberry strawberry salsa and a step up strawberry mango salsa. Yum!

mango salsa recipe served in a bowl with chips

Mango Salsa

I already have strawberry mango salsa on the blog but since I have been making this mango salsa without strawberries and avocado, I got to share it!

It is extremely hard for me to walk by the case of Ataulfo mangoes at any grocery store this time of the year. Every shopping trip I promise myself not to buy one because “what am I going to do with it?!”. And “we already ate enough of mangoes”. And “I don’t like peeling them”. But every time I drive away with a case in my trunk.

Mind over matter – “nailed it!”.

How to Make Mango Salsa

This easy mango salsa recipe consist of 5 simple ingredients. Chop, stir and serve.

5 Simple Ingredients

  • Mango
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Lime juice

Tip: I often buy a few jalapenos at a time and freeze them for later.

chopped mango, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno in a bowl

What Are the Best Mangoes?

  • My favourite are Ataulfo (champagne) mango. It is smaller and sweeter than “regular” Tommy Atkins mango. Tommy’s works as well.
  • Choose medium softness mango to use within 1-2 days and hard ones for later.
  • Avoid very soft mango as it will become a mush.
  • When it comes to chopping mango, especially Ataulfo that have thin skin, I’m “weird”. I like to peel the fruit, cut around the pit and then dice.

Serving Mango Salsa

This is the best part about fresh mango salsa – so versatile to serve!

Serve with grilled salmon, with fish tacos or even substitute slaw in shrimp tacos. Grill a chicken breast and place mango salsa on top.

With chips! In the photo I have these bean crisps we are obsessed with. From Costco, my friends, from Costco. Where else?!

And lastly, if you feel like adding black beans, just make my black bean mango salad. Really anything works!

closeup of easy mango salsa served with chips

Make Ahead and Store

Definitely. Who doesn’t want to chill with a glass of white wine with friends instead of slaving in the kitchen?!

To Make Ahead: Add all ingredients to a bowl except salt. Cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. Add salt and stir mango salsa right before serving. As soon as you stir salt with other ingredients, they start “leaking”.

Leftovers: Refrigerate mango salsa leftovers for up to 24 hours.

More Fresh Salsa Recipes to Try


Mango Salsa

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Mango Salsa Recipe with 5 ingredients! It is fresh, spicy and can be served with salmon, fish tacos, chicken or chips.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings (as a side) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook + Chop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 4 large mangoes, peeled & diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime or lemon, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp jalapeños, minced


  1. In a medium bowl, add mango, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and jalapenos.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve with chips, fish like cedar plank salmon, grilled chicken breast and pork. Really anything!

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.


Pick ripe mangoes that are a bit soft to the touch, not too hard and not too soft. I used ataulfo mangoes.

I freeze chopped jalapeños to avoid food waste and always have some on hand.

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