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The Best Mango Salsa Recipe

This Mango Salsa is always a hit whether serving at home or while entertaining a crowd. With ripe juicy mangos, lime and a subtle touch of spice, the well rounded flavors complement a large variety of dishes. This salsa recipe can also be found in my cookbook, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers, Condiments, Sides
Cuisine: Central American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 ripe mangos peeled and diced
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped (or habanero if you like more spice!)
  • ½ bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced, about 2 ½ teaspoons of juice
  • ½ sea salt or pink salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Gently mix to combine. Serve right away or keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Mangos have a large pit in the center. I like to slice 4 sides off an unpeeled mango, working around the pit. Using a knife, I cut a crosshatch pattern into the fruit of each slice. The little cubes of mango are then easily scraped off with a spoon.
While the jalapeño adds a bit of spice, this salsa is not overwhelmingly spicy, thanks to the natural sweetness of the mangos. If you are still apprehensive, you can omit it or use an entire bell pepper in the recipe rather than half of one.
This recipe can also be found in my cookbook, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, alongside other delicious vegetarian recipes.
You might also like our Salsa Bravas Recipe!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1662IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg