Mango Salsa

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Mango salsa is a colorful fruit dip to serve with chips or as a condiment to compliment your choice of protein. Each tasty bite consists of fresh mangoes, red bell pepper, avocado, red onion, jalapenos, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

White bowl with mango salsa with red bell peppers and avocado

Mango salsa is a quick and healthy appetizer or condiment to add on top of chicken or seafood for a burst of fresh flavor. When mangoes are in season from spring to summer, the sweet and slightly tart fruit is perfect to add to your daily meals to brighten them up.

This fresh mango salsa recipe is composed of seven ingredients, with flavors and textures that complement each other perfectly. A mix of chopped mangoes, avocado, bell pepper, jalapenos, and cilantro makes an irresistibly sweet and tangy combination. This delicious salsa is easy to prepare and loaded with bold taste and vibrant colors. It’s like a party on a plate!

Ingredients for salsa in a bowl ready to be mixed

Whenever I’m in a bit of a food rut and looking to jazz up my weekly menu, I look to make fresh mango salsa. The fruity mixture instantly turns a boring piece of protein into an exciting dish.

Some people may feel a little intimidated about how to cut a mango, but it’s straightforward! Once the ripe, juicy, and orange-colored flesh is revealed, a few simple cuts make for a delicious base for salsa.

Photo looking down at a serving bowl filled with mango salsa

Red bell pepper and diced red onions add an earthy flavor and extreme crunch factor, while avocado adds creaminess to the dip. Minced jalapeno adds just a hint of spiciness.

Chopped cilantro adds an herbaceous note. However, I often substitute fresh mint leaves if I want a more Caribbean flavor. A twist of zesty lime balances the salsa and helps to infuse all the flavors harmoniously together.

Bowl of fresh mango salsa

Mango salsa is perfect to serve with chips or crispy plantains for a seasonal appetizer. It’s ideal for the summer barbecue season with grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp. My family loves adding salsa to fish tacos. If you’re on the Whole30 or Paleo diet, it’s a great addition to making mealtime more interesting!

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The benefits of lime juice

Some fruits like avocado are very sensitive to oxidation, where you see the brown color change on the surface soon after its cut. This becomes more prevalent when chopped into smaller pieces for salsa. The lime juice contains citric acid which makes it taste sour but also helps reverse the oxidation reaction. That’s why lime juice is added to the salsa, for flavor and color preservation!

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a festive fruit dip or topping to serve as a healthy appetizer or as a condiment to complement your choice of protein.
4.69 from 16 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 cups diced mango, ¼-inch dice
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, ¼-inch dice
  • ¼ cup diced red onion, ⅛-inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapenos
  • cup cilantro leaves, packed, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, ¼-inch dice
  • ¼ cup lime juice


  • In a medium-sized bowl combine mango, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapenos, and chopped cilantro.
  • Add diced avocado and lime juice. Gently stir until combined.
  • Serve salsa immediately.

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  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Recipe Yield: 4 cups
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 16 servings
Calories 32kcal (2%)Carbohydrates 5g (2%)Protein 0.3g (1%)Fat 2g (3%)Saturated Fat 0.2g (1%)Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat 1gSodium 1mgPotassium 85mg (2%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 2g (2%)Vitamin A 550IU (11%)Vitamin C 37.1mg (45%)Calcium 3mgIron 0.2mg (1%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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  1. Marie says

    Hi, Jessica. Thank you for being generous with your time and recipes. I learned how to cut mango and then followed your directions on making Mango Salsa. I forgot to add the cilantro and I tossed out the seeds and veins in the jalapeño. lol I wouldn’t recommend either although the mango was really good. Couple nights of street tacos and the salsa worked out well.

    Just learning to cook. Thank you for your help. 5 stars because I cannot follow directions.

  2. Lori says

    I have a mango tree in my yard that is about to be all ripe. Have you tried freezing this recipe to keep longer?

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Lori- I think you could freeze the mango into cubes and defrost/drain before use. I wouldn’t freeze the other ingredients, the tomatoes will get mushy.

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Laurel- Great question! I haven’t tried canning the recipe before. Another option would be to use canned pineapple if mangoes are not available.