5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

This fresh mango salsa recipe is super easy to make with just 5 ingredients!

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

One of the things I love best about living in my neighborhood is the almost daily conversations that everyone has about fresh produce.

Nope, not the weather.  Fresh produce.

This is entirely due to the fact that we live across the street from the largest outdoor market in Kansas City.  On the weekends, literally thousands and thousands of people from across the city pack into our neighborhood to visit the market.  But during the weekdays, it is blissfully chill and much quieter.  But the other bonus is that all of the weekend’s produce is mega discounted.

So it’s not unusual to walk into the coffee shop in the morning and hear people talking about the $1 huge carton of strawberries they scored the day before and ate for breakfast.  Nor is it unusual to pass someone on the stairwell of our loft and have them eagerly tip you off that avocadoes are 2/$1 that afternoon.  It makes me adore my neighborhood even more.  But last week, pretty sure I was the one texting, Facebook messaging, and telling everyone in sight that for the first time in months, mangoes were on sale!!!  My favorite fruit ever!  $4/1!  And perfectly ripe and delicious!

So I, of course, came home with 8.  And then promptly used a few to make my go-to favorite recipe for surplus mangoes — mango salsa.

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

I can’t even count the number of times that I have made mango salsa throughout the years.  As far as fruity salsas go, it’s easily my favorite.  And whenever I serve it to a crowd, others apparently share the love because it always disappears in a snap.

I took it to my neighbor night gathering last week when we were celebrating Seis de Mayo (yes, extending the Cinco de Mayo Mexi food extravaganza as long as possible).  And before I hardly had a few bites, it had disappeared.  Everyone loves mango salsa!

The good news is that it’s also ridiculously easy to make.  And if you want to go the minimal route, you can make a fantastic version with just 5 ingredients!

 

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

Sure, you can add in cumin or extra fruit or avocado or whatever else you may like.  But the basic 5 ingredients definitely hold their own.  You just need fresh mangoes (not frozen!), red onion, fresh cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice.

(Also, if you need tips on making your mangoes look lovely, check out my tutorial for How To Select, Peel & Dice A Mango.)

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

Toss them all together…5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

…admiring those pretty colors along the way…

 

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

…then serve it up…

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

…and dive in!!!

This salsa is obviously fantastic served with just chips.  But it’s also great on grilled fish (or in fish tacos), chicken, pork, or even tossed with some lettuce and a light vinaigrette to make a fruity green salad.  You basically can’t go wrong with it.

Especially when it’s made with fabulously ripe mangoes from my market.  Makes me happy.  :)

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

All you need are 5 ingredients to make delicious fresh mango salsa!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangoes, diced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
  • juice of one lime

Directions:

Toss all ingredients together until combined. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Be sure to also check out these great salsa recipes:

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5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 14, 2014 @ 5:18 am (#)

    Diggin’ the moving image! I think it’s called a GIF? But, I’m tech challenged, so I’m probably wrong.
    my hubby is OBSESSED with mangos, so this is perfect for us! Pinned!

  2. Jess @ Sweet Menu — May 14, 2014 @ 5:42 am (#)

    Good golly! Fresh and fast! Loving this mango salsa – thanks Ali!

  3. Elizabeth @ All Things Libby — May 14, 2014 @ 6:39 am (#)

    I love mangoes and whipping up fresh salsas.

    The bummer is that I have to wait a little longer, as spring has barely arrived here in Wisconsin.

    Can’t wait for the summery flavors!

  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 14, 2014 @ 7:06 am (#)

    You had me at 5 ingredients. LOVE that you live so close to your farmers market!!! I want to visit one day.

  5. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — May 14, 2014 @ 8:06 am (#)

    Ohhh I love this change from the regular salsa, LOVE!

  6. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl — May 14, 2014 @ 10:19 am (#)

    This is gorgeous and sounds delicious! P.S. I love the coordinating nail color ;)

  7. Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow — May 14, 2014 @ 11:40 am (#)

    I wish there were mangoes on sale where I am! I’ve been wanting to make mango salsa for a while now. This looks absolutely delicious!

  8. Alana — May 14, 2014 @ 11:48 am (#)

    Yum!! I make a variation of this (usually adding tomatoes and avocado) as a side with grilled fish and rice. And I could eat that like… every day!

  9. Sophie — May 14, 2014 @ 11:50 am (#)

    This looks great but I have to ask if there could be a substitution for the cilantro. My husband is one of the small minority that cilantro tastes like soap.

    • Ali — June 1, 2014 @ 5:59 pm (#)

      Hi Sophie,

      You could omit the cilantro entirely. (And serve it as an optional topping for those who love it.) ;)

      ~Ali

  10. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — May 14, 2014 @ 11:57 am (#)

    I love the city market farmers market! So jealous you go down during the week! I will have to venture down during my meeting breaks at work just so I can get a steal on mangos so I can make this delish salsa!

  11. Carol at Wild Goose Tea — May 14, 2014 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    I could spend 5 minutes typing why I love mangos. But I won’t. I can remember the first time I had a mango salsa, that’s how memorable the dish is to me. But I have never made it. This looks so easy. Excellent.

  12. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — May 14, 2014 @ 11:17 pm (#)

    I am so jealous that you live so close to a fresh market!!! With produce that looks like *that*! Beautiful! This salsa is just the ticket to a meal that screams, “Summer!!!” It looks beautiful!

  13. Maryea {happy healthy mama} — May 15, 2014 @ 5:37 am (#)

    I am having serious envy of where you live. What a dream to be able to walk over to the Farmer’s Market!! I love fruit salsas and this mango one is so pretty. Love.

  14. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — May 15, 2014 @ 9:13 am (#)

    I love how easy and flavorful this recipe is! Pinned!

  15. Devi — May 15, 2014 @ 10:36 am (#)

    Ali,
    What a colorful and joyous dish. I am gonna try this asap.Thanks.

    Devi

  16. Meredith — May 15, 2014 @ 8:35 pm (#)

    So vibrant and delicious!

  17. Cheryl Ann Arneson-Jones — May 16, 2014 @ 7:21 am (#)

    I made this last night. I had been in class all day. My husband is a forager in the evenings, (we do not cook dinner during weekdays). It was quick and easy. My husband loved it so much, he took a small container to work to go with his lunch.

    Thank you.

  18. Cristina Calvo — May 23, 2014 @ 11:29 am (#)

    Oh I love ripe and unripe mangoes and definitely would give this a try. I would probably add in some fresh tomato chunks because I love variety of colors for my eyes to feast on.

  19. Lisa | Je suis alimentageuse — June 3, 2014 @ 2:13 pm (#)

    Yum! Love that your neighbours tell you when fruit is on sale haha. I do that with my friends and they just kind of give me a look and say “…Okay?” Nobody gets me. Love mango salsa, love that your recipe is so simple!

  20. lisa — July 20, 2014 @ 8:13 pm (#)

    Cannot wait to try these recipes!

  21. sara — August 13, 2014 @ 7:45 pm (#)

    Only had mango, onion and lime on hand. Thought I had cilantro, was flat leaf parsley. Still delicious with your slow cooker salsa verde chicken!
    Thanks!

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