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5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

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This 5-ingredient mango salsa recipe is quick and easy to make, and always so fresh and delicious.

5-Ingredient Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

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

My original photo for this mango salsa recipe from 2014.

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 simple ingredients.

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients

Fresh Mango Salsa Ingredients:

To make this easy mango salsa recipe, you will need:

  • Fresh Mangoes: Nice and ripe, and diced to your desired size. (Feel free to check out my tutorial on How To Select, Peel & Dice A Mango.)
  • Red Onion: Also peeled and finely diced.
  • Jalapeño: For a milder salsa, I recommend using just one pepper, seeded and diced. Or for a spicier salsa, feel free to add two peppers.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Finely-chopped
  • Fresh Lime: Please avoid the bottled stuff — your salsa will taste so much better with fresh lime juice!

How To Make Mango Salsa

How To Make Mango Salsa:

It’s so easy! Simply…

  1. Prep all of your ingredients: The size of your dice is totally up to you. So feel free to make your salsa as chunky or finely-chopped as you prefer.
  2. Combine ingredients: Toss everything together in a mixing bowl until evenly combined.
  3. Taste and season: Feel free to add in some salt and pepper here, or also add in extra lime juice or cilantro if desired.
  4. Serve: Then dive in! Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

Ways To Use Mango Salsa:

Feel free to use this recipe as:

  • A Stand-Alone Dip: Just add chips!
  • A Taco Filling: Perfect for adding to any of your favorite taco recipes.
  • A Topping: Delicious for sprinkling on cooked meat, seafood or veggies. Or on top of burrito bowls, quesadillas, enchiladas…you name it!

More Homemade Salsa Recipes:

If you’re looking for more salsa inspiration, here are a few more of my go-to homemade salsa recipes:

Enjoy, everyone!

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5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 6-8 servings 1x


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


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


  1. Toss all ingredients together until combined. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  2. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

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75 comments on “5-Ingredient Mango Salsa”

  1. I make a variation of this recipe. I leave out the Jalapeño and add mini yellow, red, and yellow peppers, a splash of OJ, cayenne pepper powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lavender… and of course red onions, mango, lime juice and cilantro. Oh, and I always keep on hand freeze dried cilantro (found in the produce section in a little container) just in caste I have no fresh on hand.

  2. Oh, and I serve it with salmon usually, brown or wild rice and some grilled or baked asparagus
    ? it’s delish!

  3. I have made this many times. It is excellent and very easy to make. It is amazing on grilled tuna and salmon, too, fish tacos…

  4. This salsa has everything it needs and nothing it doesn’t: sweetness, acidity, and heat. Delicious!

  5. So good. I used more lime. I like it lime-y

  6. I had a huge mango tree in my yard in Hollywood Fl. I couldn’t eat all the mangoes it produced. I made mango bread, put mangoes on my cereal, and ate them like a peach. But this mango salsa I made was the biggest hit ever. People who had never even eaten a mango loved this stuff ! So easy and yummy! We serve it with chips and it pairs well with a white fish or grilled chicken breasts.

  7. This mango salsa is fantastic! Very refreshing for a summer meal. Made it this afternoon and ate it this evening on grilled chicken. Looking forward to the leftovers!

  8. We love this recipe. I make it all the time for chicken or fish, or for parties with chips. I was wondering, could you can this as I’d love to can this salsa for later in the year when mangoes aren’t good?

  9. SO delicious! I used 3 mangos (’cause that’s what I had on hand). 1 bundle of cilantro (’cause I’m tired of throwing out some slimy mess that’s been in the frig too long. ) I used the last bit of a white onion and 2 fairly large jalapeños that my husband insisted weren’t “that hot”! Squeezed 1 small lemon (was all I had) over all. We loved it! Great recipe.

  10. This sounds delicious. As another poster mentioned, I think I’ll add some bell pepper to give it a little extra. Also, up in your post did you mean you got mangoes 4/$1?… not $4/1? Thanks!

  11. Had anyone canned this recipe?

  12. Great recipe. It was a big hit. I used 2 c cilantro though

  13. Served on grilled mahi-mahi- so good, restaurant quality!

  14. Can you use frozen mangoes?

  15. The first time I made it I followed the recipe as written and it was loved by all. But the next time I did not realize that I was out of jalapeños so I substituted chili flakes (soaked in the lime juice before mixing in with other ingredients) and received tons of compliments. Love your site.

  16. This is a quick & easy mango salsa.. Specially if you don’t have a lot of ingredients available in your kitchen! I tried it this recipe because I don’t want to waste our ripe mango and I paired it with the pan fried tilapia with rice… and it was so delishhhh!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe!!

  17. I served it on flounder with coconut rice. Delicious!