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Fresh Mango Salsa features ripe juicy mango tossed with colorful veggies for a healthy appetizer or side! Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, meal bowls and more!

top down view of fresh mango salsa in a bowl surrounded with tortilla chips.

Much like Pico de Gallo, this mango salsa recipe uses a handful of fresh ingredients for a healthy, low fat and oil free recipe everyone will love.

Colorful fruit salsa is versatile and makes a perfect ‘WOW’ appetizer, side dish or condiment for gatherings and get-togethers.

Both simple and delicious, with a little sweet and a little heat, mango salsa is a nice change-up from the usual tomato based salsas.

top down view of prepped ingredients needed to make mango salsa.

Ingredients You’ll Need

This homemade mango salsa includes a wonderful combination of ingredients so don’t skimp on anything. But do feel free to adjust the ingredients by adding more or less of anything to suit your taste.

What you’ll need:

  • Mango – sweet and juicy, it’s the star of the recipe.
  • Red bell pepper – adds color, texture and a bit more sweet, plus it’s loaded with healthy antioxidants.
  • Red onion – adds more color, crunch and mild onion flavor.
  • Jalapeno – lends a little spicy heat and color.
  • Cilantro – this fresh herby green adds a punch of citrusy notes.
  • Lime – balances the sweetness with its slight bitter and sour juices.
  • Salt – just a healthy pinch will bring out all the flavors.

top down view of ingredients for mango salsa in a large mixing bowl just before being combined.

How To Make Mango Salsa

Making mango salsa is so easy and only requires a few simple steps!

  • Prep the mango. If you’re intimidated by cutting mangos, don’t be because it’s really not that bad at all. If you have never cut a mango before, here is a good resource with two easy methods to choose from: How to Cut a Mango
  • Finely dice the bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion. A few seeds from the jalapeno is ok, especially if you like a little extra heat.
  • Assemble the salsa. In a medium/large bowl, combine the mango, red pepper, onion, jalapeno and cilantro (shown above), add a pinch of salt and a big squeeze of lime. Give a good stir (shown below).
  • Serve mango salsa at room temperature or chilled.

And now all you have to do is enjoy!

How To Store Leftovers

Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days in a covered container.

Can Mango Salsa Be Made Ahead Of Time?

Yes! To make this salsa recipe ahead of time, simply prepare as directed, and keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 – 4 days.

Can You Freeze Mango Salsa?

Yes! You can safely store this salsa in the freezer for up to 2 months in freezer safe containers. When ready to serve, let thaw in the refrigerator for 12 hours – 1 day, or on the counter for a few hours.

top down, up close view of healthy mango salsa.

Serving Suggestions

Mango salsa is a combination of sweet, sour, spicy and savory and can be served as an appetizer, dip or part of a main meal. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use this colorful salsa:

Share it with family, friends or enjoy all by yourself. I can easily make a batch and eat it for lunch with my favorite tortilla chips. And if you’re a mango lover, this delicious salsa is a must!

side angle view of a tortilla chip scooping up mango salsa from a bowl.

More Easy Snack Recipes

If you try this easy salsa recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



Add a little sunshine to your chips! This colorful, fresh mango salsa is great with simple bean tacos, burritos and vegan bowls too.

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Snack, Appetizer, Condiment
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 2 large ripe mangos, small diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1/4 large red onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1 lime, juice of


Place the diced mango, bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a medium/large mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt and squeeze of lime juice over top, gently toss to coat.

Enjoy right away or let it rest for 30 minutes so flavors can mingle.

Serve with chips, or as a condiment or side to any complimentary meal, such as bean tacos, bean & quinoa/rice burritos, and various vegan bowl meals.

Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 – 6 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.

Serves 6


If you feel a whole jalapeno is too much for your taste, use half, adding more as needed. Some jalapenos are hotter than others, so be sure to taste for heat before adding a whole one.

Never cut a mango before? Here are 2 easy methods to get you started: How to Cut a Mango

Updated: This Mango Salsa recipe was published in May of 2018 and updated in July of 2019 with new photos and helpful tips. Enjoy!

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  1. Helen ling says:

    I added pomegranates to my salsa, it was amazing, for a light lunch I added pasta to it ☺️

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Love it, that sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, Helen!

  2. Melissa Doherty says:

    How long in the fridge can I keep this mango salsa?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      It will stay fresh for up to 4 days, maybe even a few days more if using the freshest produce possible. Enjoy the salsa, Melissa!

  3. So delicious on some grilled tofu tacos!

  4. Love this, so simple and delicious!

  5. Maggie Unzueta says:

    This looks incredibly delicious. Yum!

  6. Is it possible to freeze this?

  7. What is considered one serving size?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      About 1/3 cup is a serving size..

  8. Luv yur website. Tried many recipes which i’ve archived. I like to print them out but your print button only goes to pinterest. Please change do we can print from the our phones.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Oh my, you are right. On the mobile it just lets you pin it. I even tried zooming in on it. How strange and frustrating! I’ve been looking into finding a new recipe plugin with a nice print option. Hopefully that will happen soon. For now though, it seems the print button only works on larger screens. Thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for the inconvenience.

      And thank you for the kind words, makes my day. Cheers :)

      Edit: Its working again.

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