The BEST mango salsa that’s fresh, full of flavor and combines a little heat with a little sweet. This easy recipe makes the perfect snack, appetizer or topping!
We are huge salsa lovers at my house. We almost always have a batch of my restaurant style salsa in the fridge for snacking. Whenever we make this delicious mango salsa, it’s always a treat. My family can’t get enough!
We are huge Mexican food fans at our house and love chips and salsa. We especially enjoy a salsa that combines a little heat with a little sweet! And this mango salsa recipe is just that, a little heat and a little bit sweet. The addition of the mangoes gives it that nice sweet taste, while the jalapeno adds just the right kick.
This recipe is so simple…you basically just cut up and combine all of your ingredients and then allow the salsa to sit in the refrigerator for a while so that the flavors can all meld together – such goodness. You are then ready to grab those chips and start dipping away!
- Red bell pepper
- Red onion
- Lime juice
How to make mango salsa
Chop. Before you get started, make sure your mango is ripe! It should be soft to squeeze and the color of the skin should be mostly red or yellow. You can also tell if it’s ripe by the stem – if there’s a yellow circle around it, then it’s ready to use. Then cut the mango into cubes and dice the others veggies as well.
Mix. Combine the diced mangoes, bell peppers, onion, cilantro and jalapeno in a medium sized bowl. Squeeze the lime juice on top and season with salt and pepper. Then stir the ingredients until combined.
Chill. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 15 minutes prior to serving. This helps blend the flavors together. Then serve and enjoy!
Make ahead + storage
Because the flavors need time to marinate together before serving, you can definitely make this dish ahead of time. However I would recommend making it the day of serving for optimal freshness. You can prepare it a few hours in advance, or even that morning.
To store any leftovers, make sure to keep covered and store in an airtight container. It will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Favorite ways to serve mango salsa
This recipe makes a delicious Mexican appetizer or can be used as a topping or condiment for many dishes. Our favorite ways to serve it are:
- With tortilla chips or veggies for dipping
- As a topping for tacos
- With proteins like grilled chicken or kalua pork
- On top of a taco salad
- With grilled shrimp skewers
- As a hot dog topping
More salsa recipes you’ll love:
Mango Salsa Recipe
- 3 ripe mangoes (peeled, seeded & diced)
- 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1/4 cup red onion (diced)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (more to taste)
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced)
- juice of one lime
- S&P to taste
- In a bowl, combine the mangoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeno. Add the lime and S&P to taste. Stir to combine.
- Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to blend the flavors.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with chips or on top fish, chicken etc.