This Mango Salsa is our go-to recipe for juicy mangoes of the season! A salsa recipe that is full of flavor, goes great with so many dishes, and is super easy to make. Wonderful to serve with grilled tofu, fish, chicken and even beef. Just delightful on its own with your favorite tortilla chips.
- Why you'll love this best mango salsa recipe
- What ingredients are in an easy mango salsa?
- The first thing it begins with is mangoes!
- How to make the best Mango Salsa?
- Can I leave out the cilantro in this recipe?
- Uses for Mango Salsa
- Tips to make the best mango salsa
- How long does mango salsa stay fresh?
- Can you freeze mango salsa?
- Other mango recipes:
- Mango Salsa
Why you'll love this best mango salsa recipe
- Perfect for different dietary needs: This delicious salsa is totally vegan, gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant (just don't eat it with chips or in flour tortillas).
- So easy to make: Truly such a simple recipe to put together.
- Great with different dishes: Serve it over your favorite grilled fish, chicken or steak (for the non-vegans).
Summer is just flying by! The humidity is thicker than ever and it’s not that easy to heat up the oven. I’m content eating any thing cold and fresh. My mango tree has been so good to us this summer. I know, I’m always talking about these silly mangoes.
But seriously! The best mangoes grow in my backyard. We wish we could send you each a mango to test for yourselves.
Originally published in June 2022 and updated for content July 2022. This is one of my favorite salsa recipes! It's fresh and delicious all mango season long! Make a bowl for your friends or family, and watch it disappear...FAST!!!
Making this salsa is as easy as mixing together chopped ingredients. The whole thing comes together in about 10 minutes. Just take care slicing the mango. They can be very slippery when you are holding them.
What ingredients are in an easy mango salsa?
- Plum tomatoes: a type of tomato that adds a slightly tangy flavor and juicy texture to the salsa.
- Mangoes: the star ingredient, providing a sweet and tropical flavor to the salsa.
- Scallions: also known as green onions, they add a mild onion flavor and a pop of green color.
- Red onions: provide a sharper onion flavor and a contrasting color to the mango and tomato.
- Cilantro: a fresh herb that gives the salsa a bright, citrusy flavor and a pop of green color.
- Freshly squeezed lime juice: adds a tart and acidic flavor to balance the sweetness of the mango.
- extra-virgin olive oil: a healthy fat that helps bring the flavors together and adds richness to the salsa. Leave out the oil, if you do not like the flavor.
- sea salt: enhances the flavors of all the ingredients and brings out their natural sweetness.
Once you have all the ingredients together, it takes a matter of a few minutes to mix together. We omitted peppers. Feel free to add red peppers or jalapenos and spice it up.
Making this salsa is as easy as mixing together chopped ingredients. The whole thing comes together in about 10 minutes.
Just take care slicing the mango. They can be very slippery when you are holding them. Once you have all the ingredients together, it takes a matter of a few minutes to mix together. We omitted peppers. Feel free to add red peppers or jalapenos and spice it up.
The first thing it begins with is mangoes!
Here are all the mangoes we cleaned yesterday. These mangoes are ready to be canned for the fall. Do you like canning fruits or vegetables in the summer? What is your favorite things to can? We love to can peppers and eggplants.
Zucchini are also something we regularly can. We also make the mangoes with a sugar syrup, kind of like canned peaches with the sugar syrup. They are just wonderful served on top of yogurt or your favorite ice-cream.
How to make the best Mango Salsa?
- Prep ingredients: cup up the mango, chop tomatoes, scallions, red onion, and coarsely chop the cilantro.
- Toss together and season: mix all your prepped ingredients together and season with salt, pepper, cumin (the “secret” ingredient here!), and fresh lime juice.
- Serve: the mango salsa is ready to be enjoyed on its own OR use it on the side with your favorite protein (grilled tofu, chicken, fish or steak).
Cilantro can be an overpowering flavor in salsa and pico de gallo, so try using parsley, Mexican oregano, or Thai basil instead, like we do in our cilantro-free salsa recipe.
You can substitute mango or pineapple with peaches or strawberries. These make great additions to salsa!
In the United States, sweet Texas Mangoes are a favorite. Texas grows a few mango types such as Haden, Kent, Keitt, and Tommy Atkins are the sweetest and most flavorful.
Mango salsa goes very well with Mexican food such as on top of Mexican salads, tacos or burrito bowls. It also pairs well with pork, grilled steak, pork, fish, shrimp, and poultry.
Can I leave out the cilantro in this recipe?
Let’s talk about cilantro for a minute. Over the years, I have seen food bloggers argue over cilantro. There are those that passionately love them or hate them. We happen to enjoy the flavor! So for those of you that think cilantro tastes awful, you could totally sub fresh parsley (just the leaves, no stems).
If you are a a cilantro fan, it is so great with the fresh lime juice and the sweet mangoes. But we get it! We know it’s not for everyone.
Even though we provided a recipe, you could use it as a template and mix it up to make it your style (add avocados or any other fruit to make it your way…strawberries would be lovely!).
Uses for Mango Salsa
• Serve with your favorite tortilla chips
• Use it to top grilled tofu, fish. Wonderful with grilled chicken or steak.
• It’s really good with baked salmon.
• A perfect salsa to bring to any summer barbecue. It will be tempting to just eat it on it’s own!
No matter how you decide to enjoy it, we hope you make it all summer long!
Tips to make the best mango salsa
- Use a sharp knife to dice the tomatoes and mangoes evenly.
- Make sure the mangoes are ripe for maximum sweetness.
- Leave out the cilantro if you do not like it.
- The salsa tastes better when chilled in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
How long does mango salsa stay fresh?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.
Can you freeze mango salsa?
I do not recommend freezing mango salsa.
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- 2 plum tomatoes diced
- 2 cups mangoes diced
- 3 scallions diced
- ½ cup red onion chopped
- juice of two limes
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped (just the leaves)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Check the flavor and adjust, if needed, by adding more lime juice, extra-virgin olive oil and even salt. Serve immediately with tacos or just some good chips.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information presented below is an approximation and may vary depending on the exact ingredients used.