by Olena

Mango Salsa Recipe

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

Mango Salsa Recipe is fresh, juicy and outrageously delicious accompaniment for grilled salmon, fish tacos, chicken or simply with chips.

So easy to make with 5 simple ingredients!

mango salsa recipe

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is absolutely one of my favorite salsas to make! Why? Because mangoes are juicy, sweet, affordable and available year round. And mango salsa recipe consists only of 5 ingredients – means you can make it almost any time.

mango salsa served in a white bowl with chips

Ingredients You Will Need and Substitutions

  • Mango: 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. Ataulfo (champagne) or “regular” Tommy Atkins mango works.
  • Red onion: Red onion is mild and sweet onion. If you don’t have any, use green onion or chives instead. White onion would be too harsh.
  • Cilantro: Traditionally used in Mexican cooking, cilantro goes so well with sweet fruit and berries. If not a fan or out, you can skip (make sure add red onion) or use fresh parsley.
  • Jalapeno: It is jalapeno seeds rather than the pepper that adds the heat. So, you can control how hot your mango salsa will turn out. I often buy a few jalapenos at a time and freeze them for later.
  • Lime juice: I recommend to squeeze fresh limes or lemons, not from a bottle. So good! Out? A splash of white/red wine vinegar will do.

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

How to Make Mango Salsa

  • Chop mango and veggies: I like to peel the fruit first, cut around the pit and then dice. For traditional mango cutting method, checkout my friend’s Jessica tutorial.
  • Squeeze lime juice: Roll lime on a cutting board to help its juices flow. Then cut and squeeze, using a citrus squeezer. Lemon is much softer and can be squeezed even with hands.
  • Combine and stir: Stir mango salsa ingredients in a medium bowl very gently. I find metal spoon works better than wooden because it doesn’t make fruit mushy.

How to Serve, Make Ahead and Store Mango Salsa

There are so many ways to serve mango salsa:

Make Ahead: Add all ingredients to a bowl except salt. Cover tightly 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.

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closeup of mango salsa served with chips

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Mango Salsa

5 from 3 reviews

Mango Salsa Recipe is fresh, juicy and outrageously delicious accompaniment for grilled salmon, fish tacos, chicken or simply with chips.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • 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
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

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

Make Ahead: Add all ingredients to a bowl except salt. Cover tightly 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”.

Notes

  • To chop mango, I peel it, cut of the sides and then dice.Check out this tutorial how to cut a mango more traditional way.
  • 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.
  • What makes jalapenos spicy are the seeds – add or omit as many as you like.
  • Frozen mango would not be good in this recipe.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. This Mango Salsa was really refreshing, had it with some salmon and my kids asked for seconds! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  2. Made this to go with cilantro lime chicken. Was a delicious accompaniment! Wonderful flavour.

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