This fresh mango salsa recipe is bursting with bold flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness. Made with juicy ripe mangos, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno pepper, fresh herbs and lime juice. It’s an amazing appetizer with your favorite tortilla chips or even a delicious salad, side dish or topping for grilled chicken or grilled fish.
If you love homemade salsa recipes, you will love this easy pico de gallo, this cucumber avocado salsa, this corn salsa and this watermelon salsa as well as this mango salsa.
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Homemade Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe
Sweet Mango is the star of this salsa of course along with other traditional simple salsa ingredients. They are a great source of vitamins A and C and fiber too.
This easy salsa recipe is a refreshing and colorful! Using fresh mango in salsa along with other simple ingredients gives the perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavor.
How to Use Mango Salsa?
Other than scooping with tortilla chips, some other great ways to use this sweet salsa is on fish tacos or shrimp tacos, burrito bowls, or over chicken breasts, pork tenderloin and thick fish like salmon or mahi mahi.
Fresh mango – choose sweet ripe mangoes just a bit firm over green mangoes. I wouldn’t recommend frozen mango for this recipe as they are usually more mushy after thawing.
Roma tomatoes – remove the seeds so the salsa doesn’t get too watery. You can also use cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes if desired.
Red onion – Cut the slices as thin as possible. I like to use a mandolin slicer. Feel free to swap for green onions, white onion or yellow onion.
Jalapeño pepper– Remove the seeds for less spice or leave them in if you like a spicier salsa.
Fresh cilantro – Use up to 1 cup if you’d like. If you’re not a fan, swap for fresh basil or fresh parsley.
Fresh lime juice – fresh is best but you can use bottled lime juice if you prefer.
Salt – I just add a little salt but feel free to add more if you’d like
1. Add more salt if desired.
2. For more spicy salsa, you can adjust the amount of heat by leaving the seeds and membrane when you dice the jalapeño pepper.
3. Add red pepper flakes or a Serrano pepper for more heat.
4.Add diced red bell pepper or other other bell peppers if desired.
5. Swap the lime juice for lemon juice or a splash of apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar.
6. Add more spices like a teaspoon of chili powder or even homemade taco seasoning.
7. Add a pinch of brown sugar or dash of maple syrup or honey.
8. Add in black beans, diced avocado, diced pineapple and/or toasted coconut flakes.
How to Make Mango Salsa
Making this mango salsa recipe is easy and quick to make.
Step 1 – In a large bowl, combine the diced mango, diced tomato, sliced red onion, diced jalapeño and chopped cilantro.
Step 2 – Add in the lime juice and salt and stir to combine.
Step 3 – Allow the salsa to sit for 10 minutes for the flavors to meld together.
How to choose a ripe mango?
Look for mangoes that are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet, fruity smell at the stem. Mangoes that are too firm as they will not be as sweet. Or mangoes that are too soft won’t have the same texture.
How do you cut a mango?
Hold the mango upright and slice down the sides lengthwise from top to bottom, avoiding the pit in the center. Make slices lengthwise and horizontal across the flesh without cutting through the peel. Scoop the cubes out carefully with a spoon or a pairing knife. You can also turn the flesh inside out to scoop or scrape the mango off.
How to Store?
Store leftover mango salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
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- 2 large mangos diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
- 1 red onion thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno diced thinly
- ½ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Cut each mango in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and make slices lengthwise and horizontal across the half without cutting through the peel. Turn the flesh inside out and scoop the cubes off carefully with a spoon or a paring knife.2 large mangos
- In a large bowl, combine the diced mango, diced tomato, sliced red onion, diced jalapeño and chopped cilantro.2 Roma tomatoes, 1 red onion, 1 jalapeno, ½ cup fresh cilantro
- Add in the lime juice and salt and stir to combine.Juice of 2 limes, ½ teaspoon salt
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