Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a bright and chunky dip that’s bursting with flavor. It’s refreshing, sweet, and has a little spice kick. Scoop it up with tortilla chips or spoon it over tacos for the perfect summer recipe!

Mango salsa in a bowl next to chips.

Salsa is an essential item when it comes to Mexican recipes. It’s a healthy snack, easy to make, and there’s a bunch of ways you can make it. From classic salsa to avocado salsa to pico de gallo, the list goes on and on.

But have you tried mango salsa? With summer just around the corner, it’s time to make the most of the season’s in-demand fruit: mango. It’s juicy, creamy, and irresistibly sweet, making it the perfect addition to a classic chunky salsa. Serve this at your next summer party or add it to your next taco night.

Ingredients for mango salsa in a bowl.

Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients

This tasty dip has just 6 simple ingredients. Here’s what you need:

  • Mangos: makes this salsa extra juicy and sweet
  • Red Onion: brings a nice contrast to the mango’s sweetness
  • Cucumber: adds a refreshing coolness
  • Jalapeno: adds a hint of spiciness
  • Cilantro: brings a fresh aroma
  • Lime: for a zesty touch
  • Salt: to tie everything together

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How To Peel And Dice A Mango

Similar to pomegranates, mangos can be difficult when it comes to peeling and cutting. But don’t worry, I’ll break it down for you in just a few simple steps.

  1. Cut off the cheeks. Mangos have a long seed in the middle of it. So cut the mango lengthwise, just off center, to remove the two cheeks.
  2. Cut a grid. On each mango cheek, cut a grid pattern without cutting through the skin. Then press the skin outwards, making the fruit form into cubes.
  3. Scoop the cubes. Using a spoon or knife, scoop the cubes from the skin.
  4. Remove the little bits. The long seed might still have some usable mango, so use a knife to slice and dice the scraps.

How To Make Mango Salsa

Once you have all the ingredient prepped, simply toss them into a bowl and mix everything together. That’s it! But if you want to maximize the flavors in this, I’d let it sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

Mixing mango salsa in a bowl.

A Few More Tips

  • Use ripe mangos. A ripe mango will normally have a softer flesh, so be sure to test this before buying.
  • Change the spice level. For a less spicy salsa, just use half of a jalapeno or omit completely.
  • Switch the herbs. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can also chop up fresh parsley.
  • Add more flavor. You can also add diced up avocado and tomatoes for an even more flavorful dip.

Ways To Use Mango Salsa

Like other salsa recipes, nothing beats a scoop of this with salty, crunchy tortilla chips. But you can also add it to your meals to bring a boost of fresh sweetness. Try pairing it with tacos, fajitas, burrito bowls, salads, and more! Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Hand taking a scoop of mango salsa with a tortilla chip.

How To Store Mango Salsa

You can store this in the fridge for about 5 days in an airtight container. When you’re about to serve, give the salsa a quick stir and add a splash of lime juice and salt to freshen it up. It’ll be good as new.

More Easy Dips And Appetizers

In need of more appetizers for a party or to snack on at home? Here’s a few easy and healthy recipes that are fresh and full of flavor!

Have leftover mangoes? You can go wrong with these tasty mango recipes!

Mango Salsa Recipe Video

While it’s easy to make this recipe, it always helps to watch a quick video. Give it a watch below!

Mango salsa in a bowl with chips on the table.

Mango Salsa

5 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Mango salsa is a chunky salsa recipe that's a perfect blend of sweet and spicy! Watch how I make it in the video above.


  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Once you have prepared all the ingredients, toss them into a bowl and stir everything together until it's combined.
    Mango salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Let the salsa rest for about 10 minutes for the flavors to blend together, or serve right away with a side of tortilla chips.

Lisa’s Tips

  • This recipe yields about 3-4 cups (depending on the size of your mangos).


Calories: 55kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 898IU, Vitamin C: 34mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mango Salsa, Mango Salsa Recipe
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40 comments on “Mango Salsa”

  1. This was wonderful, Lisa. I didn’t have a jalapeño on hand so I added pineapple and a little cayenne, it was so fresh and tasty and perfect for fish. I can’t wait to make it again exactly as written next time. 5 stars

  2. Lisa, this is amazing and simple to make. Great balance of sweet, sour, hot and salt. We ate it with fish (snoek, which is popular in South Africa) and paired so well. Thanks also for the tip on how to cut mangoes. I have always done the same with avocado halves but never thought to use the technique on mangoes. Makes it easy. This is definitely going to my tried and tested favourites!5 stars

  3. So good! I especially like the addition of cucumber in this recipe! I scoop out the seeds of the cucumber and slice into crescent moon shape, so it’s less watery but still adds that crunchy, refreshing cucumber taste! 
    Don’t forget the salt! 
    Thanks for a great recipe! 5 stars

  4. Thank you for this extremely yummy (and easy) recipe!5 stars

  5. Made this last night and it is even better the next day! Added it to her carnitas burrito bowl and on her coconut curry chicken! It was my first time making mango salsa and I definitely will be making this again.5 stars

    • Wonderful! And yes, I would have to agree this salsa tastes better after its had time to sit a bit.

  6. It was a very Downshiftology Cinco de Mayo in my house this year, and the mango salsa definitely made an appearance. I cannot (nor will ever be able to) verbalize properly how incredible this salsa is! It’s so incredibly fresh, and the tangy flavors of sweet and spicy were a perfect balance (not to mention the crisp addition of the cucumber). I know this will be a recipe will be made many more times in my kitchen come summer! 5 stars

    • Hi Delaney- So glad this was a winning salsa recipe for Cinco De Mayo! This can definitely be an ideal summer recipe.

  7. I had this tonight with Onion Bahjis. It was delicious even though I didn’t have a jalapeño. Thanks so much for sharing!5 stars

  8. Great mix of sweet and spicy! Best paired with nachos!5 stars

  9. One of many Downshiftology recipes I made for Cinco de Mayo. Excellent salsa! Great atop the carnitas and as a dip with chips!5 stars

  10. That’s just amazing and freaking delicious! I made this mango salsa today for dinner with some turkey breast and (store bought) mango-curry sauce. As I do not like too spicy meals, I left out the jalapeno and added a dash of hot & spicy seasoning – wow. I love your recepies, Lisa :)5 stars

  11. Made this for Cinco de Mayo for my family and they were raving about it! We used it as an appetizer and also topped off taco bowls with it—YUM. I would probably go a little lighter on the jalapeño but that’s just because I can’t handle a lot of spice. :) 5 stars

    • Hi Sammi – Happy to hear everyone enjoyed this mango salsa in different ways for Cinco De Mayo!

  12. So amazing, perfect for our cinco de mayo dinner! 5 stars

  13. The best sweet and salty salsa recipe I’ve had! Easy to make and comes together quick. So good! 5 stars

  14. Soooo good and easy to make! I had it on fish tacos but also just ate it straight out of the container. Great for summer!!!5 stars

  15. My favourite foods have contrasting flavours – this one fits the bill! It’s both sweet and spicy. I’ll be making this on repeat 😋😋😋5 stars

  16. What a lovely way to enjoy some fresh mango. It makes even a simple pan-fried chicken breasts taste heavenly.5 stars

  17. This salad looks healthy and fresh and I love the jalapeno in there! So many great flavours here and it would go so well with anything! Can’t wait to give it a go, thanks!5 stars

    • Hi Adrienne- The jalapeno gives it the perfect little kick :) Plus, it would be great with chicken or salmon!

  18. We will be making this salsa for Cinco de Mayo tonight! It looks so fresh and delicious!5 stars

  19. Perfect to make today! It’s Cinco de Mayo!5 stars

  20. The kids have been so active in the kitchen during quarantine. They have had fun picking out recipes and making them. They picked out your recipe and we made it today! It was a hit! Can’t argue with delicious salsa!5 stars