This fresh mango salsa is full of bright flavors and colors! The mango is the star of this dish and keeps this salsa tasting fruity and sweet. Use this recipe as a dip for chips, a topping for main courses, or as part of a salad.
About This Recipe
This mango salsa recipe is easy, healthy, and full of fresh ingredients. The best part of this salsa is the balance of flavors: it’s the perfect mix of sweet, spicy, salty, and crunchy.
We also love this recipe as a make-ahead appetizer for parties. You can prepare this salsa ahead of time, let it sit in the fridge, and serve it (or bring it) to a party later. Serve it with chips for a simple appetizer that’s festive and refreshing.
How to Make Fresh Mango Salsa
Step 1: Mix Everything Together
Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir gently to mix. Taste and season with additional salt if preferred.
Step 2: Serve
Serve with chips or as a topping. For best flavor, let the salsa sit for 10 – 15 minutes before serving (the flavors will marinate and strengthen as the salsa sits). Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Tips for Making Mango Salsa
Let it sit
For best flavor, let the salsa sit for 10 – 15 minutes (or longer) in the fridge before serving. The longer the salsa sits, the more the flavors will mingle and marinate.
How to cut mangoes for mango salsa
You’ll want to peel and dice your mangoes for this recipe. Here’s a helpful video that shows an easy way to do this: How to Dice a Mango for Salsa. In summary, you’ll peel the mango, slice it into round discs and dice it.
How to tell if mangoes are ripe
Ripe mangoes will be slightly soft when you touch them and may also smell fruity at their stem end. Like avocados or peaches, mangoes should be soft when squeezed if they are ripe.
Use a touch test instead of color when shopping for ripe mangoes. Different variations of mangoes are different colors when ripe (red color doesn’t always mean a ripe mango).
How to quickly ripen mangoes
If you need to quickly ripen your mangoes, place them in a paper bag and lightly fold over the top (it shouldn’t be completely sealed). Adding a ripe banana or apple can will also help accelerate the ripening process. Check the mangoes in 1 – 2 days and they should be significantly more ripe.
In general, mangoes should be stored at room temperature to help them ripen quicker. Storing mangos in the fridge will slow the ripening process.
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