Mango Salsa

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Mango Salsa is our go-to recipe when mangoes are ripe and in season! This salsa is easy to make, packed with flavor and texture, and pairs well with so many dishes. It’s also a great stand-alone side dish or perfect with some tortilla chips!

I love pairing Mango Salsa with grilled chicken (using this popular grilled chicken marinade, adding it to Shrimp Tacos, or serving alongside some Grilled Salmon.

Mango Salsa

Fresh, easy, and healthy recipe

Mango Salsa paired with tortilla chips is one of my favorite healthy snacks. It also makes the ultimate fresh topping for grilled fish or chicken. And the best part? Definitely how easy it is to make.

Today I’m sharing how to make Mango Salsa, along with my top tips, and ways to use your delicious salsa.

Overhead image showing how to cut a mango

Here is a helpful visual guide for getting the perfect cut chunks of mango: How to Cut a Mango

How to Make Mango Salsa:

Making this salsa is as easy as mixing together the chopped ingredients.

  • Prep ingredients: Chunk the mango, chop the avocado, dice the red pepper, red onion, and jalapeño, and coarsely chop the cilantro.
  • Toss together and season: Mix all your prepped ingredients together and season with salt, pepper, cumin (the “secret” ingredient here!), and fresh lime juice.
  • Serve: the salsa is ready to be enjoyed on its own or used in one of the ideas below.

Mango Salsa ingredients

Here are a few quick tips to ensure your Mango Salsa is tasting its best.

Tips for making this Mango Salsa:

  • Make sure the mango and avocado are fully ripe. This ensures peak flavor and texture.
  • Chop the ingredients into even sizes. By doing so you’ll have a perfect texture and it helps keep the ingredients together into a congruent mango salsa.
  • If you like a little more kick in your salsa, add a bit more jalapeño and cumin. However, if you prefer your salsa milder, feel free to leave these ingredients out.

A halved fresh avocado

Uses for Mango Salsa

  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Use it to top grilled meat or fish. We love grilling marinated chicken (our favorite grilled chicken recipe here) and serving it with a huge topping of this salsa.
  • Make the salmon from this Mojo Salmon Bowls recipe and add this salsa on top.
  • Mango Salsa also makes a great side dish for a summer BBQ – you can eat it by the spoonful!

However you choose to eat this salsa, I hope it becomes one of your favorites!

Mango Salsa

How do I store Mango Salsa?

Because of the avocado, this salsa doesn’t store well. Although the lime juice should help slow down how quickly the avocado turns brown, it is still not as good after being stored. If you do have leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the fridge and store for up to 1-2 days.

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Mango Salsa

5 from 3 votes
Delicious, fresh, and easy-to-make Mango Salsa!
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Mango Salsa

5 from 3 votes
Delicious, fresh, and easy-to-make Mango Salsa!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword How to make mango salsa, mango salsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 125kcal
Author Chelsea


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper


  • Combine the mango, avocado, red pepper, jalapeño, red onion, lime juice, and cilantro leaves, and mix well. Season with salt, pepper, and optional cumin to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this to go with jerk chicken for a family get together, left out the cumin. Tasted lush, will definitely use this recipe with other dishes

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious!!!, I made for shrimp tacos and it was a hit, everybody loves , I shared with my friends

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