Mango Salsa

When mangoes are in season and plentiful at the market, it’s hard to resist making mango salsa. It’s so easy!

It’s a great salsa to serve with chips for a gathering, and it’s terrific as a side to fish dishes such as halibut or salmon.

And fish tacos? Mango salsa is perfect for fish tacos.

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

For some variations to this recipe fold in a cup of either some finely diced cucumber, red bell pepper, or jicama. It's also great with avocado!

It will be easier to dice a mango that is still a bit firm, ripe, but not too soft.


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and finely diced (about 1 1/2 cup) (See: How to Cut a Mango)
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 Jalapeño chile, minced (less or more to taste, make sure to actually taste the chile first, some of them can be quite hot!)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice


Put the diced mango, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro in a medium bowl. Toss with lime juice. If the salsa is too acidic for you, stir in some diced avocado.

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Serve with fish, steak, tacos, or tortilla chips!


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Main Ingredients