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Mango Salsa Recipe

This mango salsa is fun, sweet, spicy, and fresh. Pairing the sweet and mellow mango with the slight punch of jalapeño and lime creates an addicting snack.

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This salsa is perfect for serving with some tortilla chips and a refreshing margarita as an appetizer or evening snack. Or packing up to snack on by the pool!

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How to make Mango Salsa

This is a fresh salsa. Meaning we aren’t cooking any of our ingredients.

We are also dicing up all the ingredients by hand and not blending them together. Making it more like a pico de Gallo.

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To make this salsa we will:

  • Dice up the mangos, red bell pepper, jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Add the lime juice. I recommend starting small with the lime juice, this is an ingredient that can become overpowering. Add juice from half of the lime, taste, and add more lime juice as desired. I always recommend fresh lime juice, since bottled lime juice has other sweeteners added that can affect the taste and flavor.
  • Let the salsa chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This allows time for the lime juice to soften the peppers and mango, creating more juice.
  • If you want to add more heat to the salsa, you can leave the membranes in the jalapeño. You can also substitute with a Serrano pepper instead if you are really looking to add some heat.
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Ways to enjoy this mango salsa:

I love using fruit salsas with fish and shrimp. This is the perfect topping to any fish or shrimp taco.

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I also love the combination of my Mexican Chicken tacos with this mango salsa. The cold creaminess of the mango is a contrast to the slight heat of the spiced chicken. Or you can cook your mango salsa, to use in recipes like this Mango Chicken.

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Mango Salsa Recipe

Serene Herrera
Mango salsa. This fresh, sweet and slightly spicy fruit salsa is the perfect way to add some flavor to your chips and salsa routine. It also packs a punch when paired with fish, shrimp, or chicken tacos!
5 from 185 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 6
Calories 50 kcal


  • 2 Mango diced (ripe)
  • 1/2 small Red Onion diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Jalapeño de-seeded and membranes removed, diced
  • 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • juice from one Lime (small)


  • Combine the mango, red onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and cilantro in a medium size bowl.
  • Sprinkle with salt, and the lime juice. (start with juice from 1/2 a lime first, then taste and add more lime juice as desired).
  • Stir to combine.
  • Allow the salsa to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes prior to serving, this gives time for the flavors to blend and the fruit and peppers to soften in the lime juice.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gSodium: 105mgSugar: 11g
Keyword Condiments, Dips, Herbs, Mangoes, No Cook, Onions, Party Food, Peppers, Salsa, Sauces, Tex Mex
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