Easy Mango Salsa

Change up your salsa game with this sweet, spicy homemade mango salsa recipe! Served with chips, it's the perfect easy appetizer for summer parties.

Easy mango salsa in a bowl

I make mango salsa all the time, yet it just occurred to me that I had yet to post a classic homemade mango salsa recipe here on the blog. It’s one of those things that’s perhaps too simple – once you memorize the recipe, you can leave the measuring cups in the drawer and just eyeball the ingredients. After that, you can change it up in numerous ways because it’s such a flexible, easy recipe. Get your margarita ready – let’s make salsa!

Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients

This sweet & spicy salsa requires just 7 ingredients!

  1. Mangos make it golden, juicy, and sweet.
  2. Red Onion adds a pop of contrasting color and cuts the sweetness of the mango.
  3. Cilantro flecks it with green and adds fresh flavor.
  4. Lime juice makes this bright and tangy!
  5. Garlic adds a subtle depth of flavor.
  6. Jalapeño spices it up!
  7. And salt pulls it all together.

Mango salsa recipe ingredients

What type of mango is best for mango salsa?

Good question! Any ripe mango will work here, but I especially love Ataulfo or Champagne mangos. They’re the smaller, yellow mangos you see all over grocery stores at this time of year. They’re especially juicy, and their texture is softer and less fibrous than that of bigger red mangos.

Mango Salsa Recipe Variations

This salsa recipe is super flexible! Feel free to change it up to match what you have on hand or how you’re serving it. I recommend stirring in some diced avocado, a splash of hot sauce, or chopped tomatoes to make a mango pico de gallo. It would also be delicious with roasted or pickled jalapeños instead of raw, or chopped pickled onions in place of the plain red onion.

Mango salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips

Mango Salsa Serving Suggestions

Just like most salsa recipes, mango salsa is darn good with tortilla chips for dipping – you can even top it onto guacamole for a dressed-up appetizer! But if you want to show it off as part of a full meal, it’s especially good paired with these recipes:

Or make a burrito bowl with cilantro lime rice (or cauliflower rice), black beans, grilled veggies, and a drizzle of chipotle sauce. Or spoon mango salsa onto your favorite salad!

Looking for more homemade salsa recipes?

Stick with something fruity and make pineapple salsa, peach salsa, or kiwi avocado salsa verde! Or, for something a little less sweet, try my tomatillo salsa, dried chile salsa, or corn salsa.

For more salsas and appetizer ideas, check out this post!

Mango Salsa

rate this recipe:
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves 3 to 4
This sweet & spicy homemade mango salsa recipe will be a hit at your next party!


  • 2 medium ripe mangos, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • ½ jalapeño, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the mango, onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, and salt. Chill until ready to use.



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  1. Sabrina from newkitchenlife.com

    fun salsa recipe, thank you, mangoes have such a unique flavor, the only fruit that I can think of as a nice salsa ingredient, great idea!

  2. Anglinia Rose

    5 stars
    Wow… It is easy to make and delicious in taste. Thanks for sharing.

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