mango pico de gallo

Last Updated on September 11, 2023

This is an easy Mango Pico de Gallo (salsa with mango) recipe – Now picture combining that with the blend of spicy jalapeno, red onion, fresh cilantro, and zesty lime juice to create an irresistible mango salsa.

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It’s not only super simple to make but also a healthy addition to your culinary repertoire – packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, making it a perfect topping for tacosfajitas, and burrito bowls.

Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (Pico De Gallo) – Why You’ll Want to Make This Recipe

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  • Ripe mangoes are the star ingredient in this recipe, so choose ones that yield slightly when pressed for maximum flavor and juiciness.
  • Finely diced red onion to add crunch to your salsa while also providing a beautiful deep purple color.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice is crucial for adding a tangy and acidic balance to ripe mangoes. However, be careful not to go overboard as it can make your salsa too sour or overpowering.
  • Get creative with variations by adding pineapples for extra sweetness and color. You can also incorporate avocado or black beans for added texture and protein or even include corn or red pepper for some extra crunch and color.

Homemade Salsa With Mango Recipe

To make this salsa, you’ll need the following ingredients:

mango salsa ingredients

🥗 Ripe Mangoes – When choosing your mangoes for this dish, make sure to select ones that yield slightly when gently pressed – a sign of ripeness and readiness for use.

🥗 Red onion -This vibrant and spicy vegetable adds crunch to the dish.

Red onions are known for their slightly milder and sweeter flavor than regular onions, making them ideal for raw preparations such as salads or salsas.

If you are not a fan of raw onions, it’s wise to dice them finely so that their flavor blends well with the other ingredients without overpowering them.

Be sure to remove any papery outer layers before dicing, then soak the diced onion in cold water for about 10 minutes to reduce its sharpness.

🥗 Tomatoes – You can use Roma or plum tomatoes.

🥗 Cilantro – Cilantro adds a distinct and refreshing flavor to mango salsa. Make sure to rinse it thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.

Roughly chop off any hard stems from the fresh bunch before starting. Make small piles of leaves then snip them with kitchen scissors directly into your mixing bowl.

🥗 Jalapeño Pepper – This small but mighty chili adds just the right amount of heat to balance out the sweetness of mango.

If you’re someone who loves spicy food, you can use more than one or even leave some seeds intact to really turn up the heat.

However, if you prefer a milder taste, simply remove all seeds.

🥗 Lime Juice – Fresh lime juice is a crucial component of any salsa recipe, providing a tangy and acidic balance to the sweetness of the ripe mangoes.

Freshly squeezed lime adds a bright and zesty flavor, which complements the other ingredients perfectly.

🥗 Salt – When adding salt to your salsa, start with just a pinch and taste as you go along.

Remember that some tortilla chips or other accompaniments may already have some salt content, so be mindful not to overdo it.

How To Make Fresh Mango Salsas

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  1. Peel and cut a mango into ½”/12mm cubes.
  2. Peel and minced the red onion. Dice the tomato into ½”/12mm cubes. Cut the stem off the jalapeno and finely mince. If worried about heat, remove some of the seeds first.
  3. Wash and dry the cilantro. Remove just the leaves and finely chop them.
  4. Add everything to a bowl and toss to evenly distribute. Taste and adjust salt and lime juice as needed. For the best flavor, allow sitting for at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips or over tacos.

VARIETIES Ways To Make Fruit Salsa

One way to take your mango salsa recipe up a notch is by adding pineapples for extra sweetness and color. Or, try incorporating avocado or black beans for added texture and protein.

🥭  Adding Pineapples – For those who want to add some extra flavor to their mango salsa, consider incorporating pineapples. The sweetness of the pineapple complements the tanginess of the lime while adding a juicy texture.

🥭  Incorporating Avocado Or Black Beans – For those looking to add an extra layer of creaminess and protein, incorporating avocado or black beans are excellent options.

Adding diced avocado not only enhances the texture but also complements the sweetness of the mangoes with its rich flavor.

Black beans, on the other hand, provide a hearty and satisfying element while also adding contrast color-wise.

🥭  Including Corn Or Red Bell Pepper – If you’re looking for a way to add some extra crunch and color to your mango salsa, try incorporating corn or red bell pepper.

Corn adds a sweet flavor and satisfying texture while the bell pepper gives a pop of brightness and mild spice.

To include corn, simply boil an ear of corn until tender then slice off the kernels with a sharp knife. For the red bell pepper, remove the seeds and chop them into small pieces before adding them to the mix.

Ways to Use Fresh Mango Salsa

Serve this vibrant mango salsa with some crispy tortilla chips for a fantastic appetizer or snack. Looking to get creative? Here are some ways we suggest you give it a try:

🥭  As A Dip With Tortilla Chips – Mango salsa makes an excellent dip for tortilla chips. The sweet and spicy flavors of the mangoes, mixed with the tanginess of lime and heat from jalapeños, create a delicious explosion in your mouth.

🥭  In A Salad Or Wrap – Mango salsa can add a burst of flavor and freshness to any salad or wrap. Simply chop up some greens like romaine lettuce, spinach, or kale and toss in bite-sized pieces of mango salsa.

🥭  Mango Salsa Stuffed Avocados – One creative serving idea is to stuff the salsa inside halved avocados for a delicious and healthy appetizer or snack.

To make mango salsa stuffed avocados, simply slice ripe avocados in half, remove the pit, and spoon in a generous amount of mango salsa into each avocado half.

Can You Make Mango Salsa Ahead Of Time

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To make mango salsa ahead of time, start by preparing your ingredients: ripe mangoes, red onion, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro, and store them in separate containers. You only add lime juice and salt when needed.

When serving, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, adding salt and lime juice to taste. 

If you’re making the salsa ahead of time for a party or event, consider making a larger batch and doubling the recipe, as mango salsa tends to be popular and disappear quickly. 😅

How To Store Mango Salsa And Preserving Leftovers

It’s best fresh to be eaten on the same day. To store mango salsa leftovers, transfer them into an airtight container and refrigerate immediately.

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To preserve salsa freshness, avoid lime juice or extra salt before storing. These two ingredients will make your salsa watery and mushy.

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Learn how to make a delicious and fresh Mango Pico de Gallo (salsa with mango) that will be perfect for your next party!
5 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 61kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN


  • 1 large ripe mango 375g, diced
  • ½ medium red onion 85g, finely diced
  • 1 medium tomato 170g, diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno 40g, deseeded and minced
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves 10g, washed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 30ml
  • ¾ tsp salt 4g


  • Peel and cut a mango into ½”/12mm cubes.
  • Peel and minced the red onion. Dice the tomato into ½”/12mm cubes. Cut the stem off the jalapeno and finely mince. If worried about heat, remove some of the seeds first.
  • Wash and dry the cilantro. Remove just the leaves and finely chop them
  • Add everything to a bowl and toss to evenly distribute. Taste and adjust salt and lime juice as needed. For best flavour, allow to sit for at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips or over tacos.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1324IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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