Enjoy this fresh mango salsa with chips, over tacos, with cooked shrimp, or on its own as a delicious salad. It really is so fresh and delicious.
Fresh Ingredients for Salsa
When you start with fresh ingredients, recipes always seem to taste better. This salsa is no exception. The whole family loves to dip into this flavorful salsa. There is rarely any leftover to store in the refrigerator.
You will need nine basic ingredients to make this easy mango salsa.
- Ripe Mangos
- Red Onion
- Lemon Juice
- Lime Juice
- Cilantro (add this just before serving)
This simple and colorful mango salsa is super easy to make!
How to Make Mango Salsa
Combine all the ingredients except for the cilantro, gently stir to combine. Stir in the fresh cilantro leaves just before serving. For the best flavor, let the salsa rest for at least 15 minutes.
You can enjoy this salsa right away; it is best after the flavors marinate for a couple hours. Keep it in the fridge and take it out when you are ready to serve. It can also me made the night before.
How to Cut a Mango for Salsa
There are two ways that are generally used to cut a mango. The first uses a glass to remove the peel once it is cut in half. The other uses a scoring technique to cube the mango while it’s still in the peel, then it’s inverted, and the cubes are cut off.
It is important to use sharp chef’s knife and paring knife, as there is less chance of cutting yourself.
Directions for removing the peel before dicing.
First, stand the mango upright and slice the wider sides of the mango off. Mangos have a large, flat pit on the inside, so try and avoid it. When slicing the mango pieces, if you feel like the knife is meeting some resistance, you are probably slicing into the pit. Simply move the knife over a bit.
Next, separate the peel from the fruit. Align the bottom of one of the slices of mango right on the rim of the pint glass. Slide it down and allow the mango to fall into the glass.
Now it is ready and easy to make fine slices and dices.
Directions for dicing the mango while it is still in the peel.
Dicing the mango in the peel will result in clean cuts. The first method can leave the mango a bit mushy in places.
After cutting the sides of the mango off, use a paring knife to score the mango flesh in both directions. Be careful to cut all the way to the peel, but not through it.
Next, push the center of the peel from behind, to invert it. The cubes of mango will separate out, making them easily accessible.
Finally, cut the cubes off the mango peel as close to the peel as you can.
Perfect Party Appetizer
Make this colorful and easy mango salsa in minutes. Your friends and family will thank you.
Why bring a jar of salsa and chips to a party when you can whip up this fresh homemade mango salsa in minutes and take this with your chips.
How Long will Salsa Last in the Refrigerator
Generally, salsa will last in the refrigerator up to 5-7 days.
You can freeze salsa in an airtight container for up to 4 months. Just thaw and enjoy.
Fresh Mango Salsa
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- 1/2 red onion peeled and cut into small dice
- 2 mangoes peeled, pitted, and cut into small dice
- 2 tomatoes cut into small dice
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeds and ribs removed, minced
- 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh squeezed
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves loosely packed, coarsely chopped
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the cilantro, gently stir to combine.
- For the best flavor, let the salsa rest for at least 15 minutes. This can be made a few hours or a day ahead of time. Make sure to refrigerate for food safety.
- Stir in the fresh cilantro leaves just before serving.
Your Own Private Notes
How Long with the Salsa Last in the RefrigeratorThis salsa will generally last in the refrigerator up to 5-7 days. For the best flavor, let the salsa rest for at least 15 minutes. This can be made a few hours or a day ahead of time. Make sure to refrigerate for food safety. You can enjoy this salsa right away, but I think it is best after the flavors marinate for a couple hours. Just pop it in the fridge and take it out when you are ready to serve. It can also me made the night before.
Salsa Recipe Variations:If you prefer your salsa a bit sweeter, add a tablespoon or two of sugar. If you prefer a bit more zing, add a tablespoon or two of vinegar. Prefer no tomato taste? No worries, just leave that out. If you prefer a bit more heat, add another Jalapeno or add a bit of chili powder.
Freeze Mango SalsaYou can freeze mango salsa by placing in an air-tight container for up to 4 months. To serve, just thaw in fridge overnight before serving and add any extra lime juice if needed.
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