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This fresh mango salsa recipe is the ultimate combo of sweet with heat! Skip the store-bought varieties and make your own with this easy recipe, ready in just 10 minutes with simple ingredients — it has all the fresh, fruity flavor of mango salad, but with a zesty twist.
What Is Mango Salsa?
Mango salsa has all the zesty flavor of traditional fresh tomato salsa, but is chopped (instead of pureed) and incorporates ripe, juicy mangoes for a touch of sweetness. Just like conventional salsa, it makes a tasty fresh dip, taco topping, or garnish for grilled meats.
Why You’ll Love This Mango Salsa Recipe
- Spicy, fruity flavor
- Juicy texture with a hint of crunch
- Just 6 basic ingredients
- Done in 10 minutes flat
- Delicious with everything from corn tortilla chips to fish tacos
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose mango salsa ingredients, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Mango – Ripe mangos work best, so they’re soft and easy to slice. Peel and dice.
- Tomatoes – I used Roma tomatoes because they are easy to find and have fewer seeds than some other varieties, but any tomatoes will work. Remove the seeds and chop.
- Red Onion – A white onion would also work well. Dice finely.
- Fresh Cilantro – A classic for salsa, but you can skip it or use other fresh herbs if you’re not a fan. Chop it up if you include it. I don’t recommend using dried herbs for salsa, but if you must, replace each tablespoon fresh with one teaspoon dried.
- Lime Juice – With so few ingredients in this recipe for mango salsa, fresh lime juice tastes best. Lemon juice is okay to substitute in a pinch, but lime juice has a more suitable flavor for salsa.
- Sriracha – This pepper sauce is available at most grocery stores, but you can also use one small diced jalapeño instead.
- Salt & Pepper – For simple seasoning.
How To Make Mango Salsa
This section shows how to make tomato mango salsa, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Mix. Combine mango, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro in a bowl.
- Season. Add lime juice and sriracha, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a few hours to allow flavors to develop.
- Swap the tomatoes – Use diced red bell peppers or cucumber instead. You can even add black beans to make it hearty.
- Try different fruits – Trade mango for a peach, papaya, or even cantaloupe. Or, try this pineapple salsa recipe for tropical flair.
- Add avocado – Diced avocado adds a creamy element to this recipe.
Mango salsa recipes can be refrigerated in a covered container for 2-3 days.
What To Serve With Mango Salsa
Use this salsa for scooping or topping a variety of dishes:
- Chips – Corn tortilla chips are the classic choice, but you can also try zucchini chips or almond flour tortilla chips for healthier options.
- Mango salsa for fish – Use it on pan seared tilapia or pan seared halibut instead of lemon butter sauce, or try it on top of grilled salmon.
- Tacos – Make shrimp tacos or fish tacos with mango salsa! Fill your favorite tortillas with cilantro lime taco slaw and grilled shrimp or baked tilapia, then top with salsa.
- Mango salsa on chicken – Top cilantro lime chicken or juicy baked chicken breast with this salsa.
- Salads and bowls – Swap conventional salsa in taco salad for this salsa recipe, or use it to top a walking taco bowl.
More Salsa Recipes
If you like this mango salsa recipe, you’ll love these other twists on salsa:
Easy Mango Salsa Recipe
Mango Salsa Recipe (10 Minutes!)
With juicy fruit and a touch of peppery heat, this easy mango salsa recipe makes an impressive appetizer or dip in just 10 minutes!
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In a medium bowl, combine the mango, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.
Add the lime juice and sriracha. Mix well.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
If you have time, refrigerate for a few hours to help the flavors develop.
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Serving size: 1/4 cup
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