Mango Salsa


Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime. Perfect with seafood.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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.

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Mango Salsa Recipe

  • Prep time: 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 tablespoons 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 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons 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.

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

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How to Cut a Mango

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. DIANE

    Love it! I like to add some halved Zima tomatoes along with a bit of diced red peppers and let it all marinate before using it top my pan grilled salmon filet.


  2. DeRho

    Served with grilled halibut. Delicious, such a fresh taste. Added half of an avocado, diced, as was a suggested variation. Like to cook and try new flavors…. but needs to be simple for me. Big hit!


  3. Paul

    Recipe was easy to make with just five ingredients
    Didn’t know what to do with all my mangos from the tree so I made 4 batches of the salsa. All went in no time. I just added a pepper sauce called crazy mango it’s a mango habanero sauce to give it an xtra bite


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  4. Keith

    I think this recipe is wonderful. What I appreciate more is that the recipe was right there, without backstory. Well, that and I have all the ingredients . It turned out great!


  5. Katrina

    Taste very fresh and its very colorful. Easy to make! Puts you in a good mood!


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