The Best Mango Salsa

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This mango salsa is the best!

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I am always looking for a new appetizer idea that is a little out of the ordinary – especially in the heat of summer. We had a dinner party the other day, and this was the star of the show – even with the picky kids.

This mango salsa can stand alone as a pre-dinner snack, or you can add it as a garnish to grilled or sauteed fish, chicken and more!

Our little town grocery store carries fresh mangoes throughout the year, and I happened to pick a couple up the other day that were perfectly ripe.

Do you have favorite summer-time entertaining dishes that you go back to, year after year? This mango salsa is one of those in our house!

It is simple, with just a few ingredients, and once all of them are mixed together and marinate for a little bit in the fridge, the flavors are amazing!

mango salsa ingredients
Just a few simple ingredients come together to make the best mango salsa!

Start by cutting up the mangos – if you’re looking for a Kitchen Hack on cutting up mangos, try this mango slicer!

My tips for how to cut up a mango:

  • Start by cutting into the top end of the mango (pointy end) towards the middle.
  • When your knife hits the pit, slice down along the pit to the base.
  • Repeat for the other side of the pit.
  • Slice off the fruit from each of the sides, along the pit.
  • For the bigger halves, slice into several smaller strips.
  • Slide your knife along the peel, removing the peel from each of the strips you have cut off of the pit.
  • Once all of your peel is removed, dice up the fruit!

Cut up half of a fresh jalapeno into the smallest diced pieces you can, and add that to the mango.

mango and jalepeno
Mango and jalapeno base

Then, dice about 1/3 (or about 1/4 cup) of red onion, and add to your bowl.

mango jalapeno and onion
Mango, jalapeno and onion

Do you grow fresh mint? We have never planted any, but we have mint in our yard that grows like crazy, which works great for summer cocktails and the best mango salsa! So, I go out and pick several mint sprigs from the yard whenever I make this, but you can also pick up fresh mint from your local grocery store.

Have you heard of my favorite kitchen gadget? Herb Scissors are the best! I use them all the time to cut up fresh herbs into dishes like this one!

mango salsa all ingredients
All the ingredients mix together into yummy goodness!

Add about a tablespoon of lime juice to your bowl, mix it all up, and refrigerate for about half an hour to marinate all of those delicious flavors together.

Voila! You have the best Mango Salsa for your next gathering!

mango salsa

If you’re looking for other amazing summer recipes, check out this Easy Caprese Salad!

Yield: 8

Mango Salsa

mango salsa

This delicious sweet and spicy salsa is great by itself, or on fish, chicken, tacos, and more!

Prep Time 30 minutes 20 seconds
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 seconds


  • 2 ripe mangos
  • 1/2 fresh jalepeno
  • 1/3 small red onion
  • fresh mint
  • 1T lime juice


  1. Cut up, peel and dice mangos
  2. Cut up, take out seeds, and dice jalepeno
  3. Dice about 1/3 of a red onion or about 1/4 cup
  4. Chop fresh mint
  5. Add lime juice
  6. Mix it all together
  7. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to marinate all the flavors together.
  8. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
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