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

  • 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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  4. In addition to the above 5 ingredients, I add a small amount of finely grated fresh ginger, finely chopped red peppers ( small amount) and EVOO. Very colorful and delicious! I make this every week. I snack on it or put it on my grilled salmon!

    • We’re glad you enjoyed this, Gelila, and we think those additions sound wonderful — thanks for sharing!

  5. Mango Salsa is amazing, and this one looks so delicious. I make this in different variations and my fav one is Mango Salsa with Roasted Bell Peppers. That tastes brilliant.

  6. This is an amazing salsa! So easy, so quick to put together.

  7. I love mangoes. Guess they are my favorites. Lived in south Fla. where they grew in abundance. I would hear them thump the ground and run out and pick them up from adjacent neighbor’s yard. She was allergic to them. My husband made
    a huge lot of mando chutney one time during their growing season. So many bottles of chutney. Sooooo delicious!

  8. I made my own version of this! I just added red pepper though and like to make smaller batches. https://theresaannk.wordpress.com

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  11. 5 stars
    First time making it and eating it. I love it! My picky hubby likes it too. He is so picky he puts ketchup on enchiladas. I will make this again. I did not have any jalepeno peppers so I improvised with ground coriander.

  12. I add pineapple and avacado instead of the bell pepper…SO GOOD! Always disappears at parties, and it’s awesome on blackened chicken or salmon. YUM!

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  14. 5 stars
    Just made this to go with some nachos tonight – delicious – and very easy to make. I didn’t have any jalapeños (mainly because I’m a sissy when it comes to heat!!) but did add a few drops of tabasco to add a wee bit of zip. Will definitely make again!!

  15. 4 stars
    I made the recipe salsa pretty much following the recipe except I added avocado and a pinch of salt. The salsa is delicious and very much enjoyed. I took one star off because it took me a bit longer than 10 minutes to prep/make the salsa! I don’t know if I’m just slow in the kitchen but you may want to allow for a bit more time.

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  17. 5 stars
    So tasty!!!

  18. 5 stars
    So easy. So tasty. So versatile. We had it on grilled chicken breasts. Another time on grilled salmon. Yum!

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  23. 5 stars
    it’s great with roasted red pepper and more colorful too

  24. 5 stars
    My crowd loved it and I am sharing the recipe ❤️ Made it just the way it is posted and cut small.

  25. 4 stars
    Very good. I liked the freshness of it. Because I saw what some other people did I put my own twist on it. I added kiwi’s. I would use a bit less cilantro though.

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  27. Does anyone know if this freezes well? I’m thinking of making it and then freezing individual serving sizes so that I’ll have it conveniently available as a topping for other recipes.

  28. Going to put this on Carribean turkey burgers to liven them up – will go well with the spices!

  29. delicious

  30. Made this with pan fried salmon last night—me and my boyfriend loved it! I enjoy the simplicity of these five flavors. It tastes great with even under ripe mangoes and it’s perfect for those warm summer nights ☺️

  31. It was delicious and went perfectly with my pan seared tuna!

  32. Love the mango salsa ,awesome

  33. Easy to prepare, taste fresh and tangy. I served it with Mahi Mahi and it was a hit.

  34. Love this ! It’s so good !!!

  35. Delicious and easy yumm!!

  36. My favorite salsa since I can’t eat tomatoes. I serve it with carnitas tacos on Siete almond flour tortillas. It ‘s good with some strawberries in it, too.

  37. I buy frozen chopped mangoes at Costco. We love this salsa with halibut.

  38. So fresh and summery! Delicious on fish and morning eggs. Whole family enjoyed this recipe a lot.

  39. 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.

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

  41. 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…

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

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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?