A white bowl with Mango Salsa in it.
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5 from 3 votes

The BEST Mango Salsa

This easy mango salsa recipe is sweet and spicy, and the BEST on fish tacos or grilled chicken. You don't need any special equipment- just chop everything up and stir in a bowl!
Prep Time10 mins
Refrigeration time (optional)2 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann



  • 2 cups mango diced (about 1 large or 2 small mangos)
  • juice and zest of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds removed and finely chopped (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • For best results, allow to sit covered in refrigerator for at least two hours before eating.
  • Serve on tacos, with tortilla chips, or spooned on top of grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp.


  • Cutting a mango is easy! Here's a tutorial for how to peel and cut a mango.
  • If you like spicy, leave the seeds from the jalapeño pepper in. It will already be slightly spicy without the seeds, but leaving them will take it up a notch or two.
  • Not a fan of cilantro? Leave it out or replace with basil, mint, chives, or scallions.
  • Using a not-quite-ripe mango: If your mango isn't quite ripe, or if you just have a bit of a sweet tooth, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to the mix. I recommend whisking it in the bottom of a large bowl with the lime juice and salt until it's dissolved, then tossing the remaining ingredients with it, so it coats everything evenly.
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg