Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (5 Ingredients)
This mango salsa with avocado hits your taste buds in all the right spots; sweet, savory, tangy, and fresh. This tastes like mango guacamole and we can’t get enough.
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Why We’re Crazy about this Mango Salsa:
There’s something irresistible about sweet juicy mangos in salsa. The fresh mango flavor carries you to your favorite tropical destination with every bite. Who doesn’t want to feel like they are on vacation eating salsa? When mangos are in season, this is on our regular rotation and always disappears fast.
5 Ingredient Mango Salsa:
Fresh Mango Salsa has just 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to prepare!
- Mango: for the perfect fresh mango, look for one that is plump and round, slightly soft but not mushy
- Avocado: Adds a delicious creaminess to the salsa
- Red Onion: diced red onions provide mild flavor and add color to this fresh salsa
- Cilantro: our go-to fresh herb for salsa
- Lime Juice: freshly squeezed from the lime is best, if needed substitute fresh lemon juice
If you Love Spicy Salsa:
If you prefer to add some heat to this mango avocado salsa, you can toss in some finely chopped fresh or canned jalapeños. We love spicy salsas, so I often sneak in hot peppers and have even been known to add super spicy serrano peppers.
How to Make Mango Salsa:
- In a medium bowl, combine diced mango, avocado, finely chopped red onion, and chopped cilantro.
- Squeeze fresh lime juice (we love this hand juicer) over the top of diced ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine then serve.
Make Ahead Tip: If not serving right away, cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface and refrigerate.
Our Favorite Ways to Serve Mango Salsa
No matter how you choose to serve this truly scrumptious salsa, you are sure to have a crowd-pleasing dish that is gone in minutes! I love to serve it as:
- An Appetizer – paired with tortilla chips or on tostadas
- A Topping – over savory dishes like grilled chicken or our Grilled Salmon.
- On Tacos – try it with our Fish Tacos or over Beef Tacos.
More Crowd-Pleasing Salsa Recipes:
Salsas and dips are always on the menu at our house. Sometimes we skip dinner and enjoy a big batch of Ceviche instead. If you love this Mango Salsa, you have to try these salsa recipes:
- Pico de Gallo – authentic and fresh!
- Cowboy Caviar: ideal summer party dip
- Peach Salsa – sweet and delicious
- Roasted Tomato Salsa – also freezer-friendly
Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe (5 Ingredients)
This easy 5 ingredient mango salsa with avocado only takes 5 minutes to make and hits your taste buds in all the right spots; sweet, savory, tangy and fresh. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups of salsa.
- 1 mango, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/ 2 red onion (medium), finely chopped
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, (about 1/2 cup chopped)
- 2 Tbsp lime juice, (from 1 medium lime)
In a medium bowl, combine diced mango, avocado, finely chopped red onion and chopped cilantro.
Squeeze 2 Tbsp of fresh lime juice over the top or add lime juice to taste. Toss gently to combine and serve.
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Thank you fir this wonderful summer recipe! It’s easy to make and this is a gem for all salsa’s lovers.
So glad you enjoy this recipe, Tanya! 🙂
Dear Natasha, I made 3 recipes of yours today. This mango avocado salsa, the peach salsa and the berry crumble cake. All delicious, thank you so much for sharing these recipes.
Yay, that is fantastic! I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying my recipes. Ruth.
Natasha, love all your recipes. Want to try this one but do not like cilantro. Any substitution you could suggrpest?
Hi Marcia, There are many herbs you can use in place of cilantro, but the best substitutes for cilantro in salsa are parsley, mint, basil, chives, green onions, dill, or even carrot greens.
very good! we used lemon instead and it turned out awesome.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
This salsa was good and easy to make. I think I’ll add some jalapeno next time for a nice kick. Goes well with broiled salmon too.
i add fresh strawberries. Try it
Nice, how did it go? Did you like it?
Several weeks back I could not find fresh mangos at our supermarket (go figure…I live in Florida). Not to be defeated, I substituted fresh peaches. Was delicious.
Oh! That’s a great idea! I’m so glad to hear it worked out with peaches!
Great recipe. I used frozen mango. Super easy and delicious.
Thank you, Melissa. I’m so glad you liked it!
Absolutely loved this recipe! It is now in our go to list. We put it over carne asada and it was all amazing together! I didn’t measure out the lime. I just squeezed a whole lime into it.
I would put a picture but I do not see how to add it.
I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! You can upload your recipe to a social media site and tag #natashaskitchen.
I could eat a whole bowlful for a snack. My fishmonger suggested adding some finely diced jalapeño and/or finely diced red pepper. Try a variation to your taste. Serve with fresh halibut.
I’ve always loved mango salsa but usually purchase it. This recipe is over the top amazing. I can’t believe how much better it tastes.
I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Thank you for sharing that amazing review with us Laura!
Mango salsa is absolutely delicious! Such a staple recipe!
One of our favorites! Thank you for that awesome review!
I could eat this by the spoonfuls! It’s refreshing & so tasty!!
That’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing that great review with me Natalie!
I know this may seem silly but how do you know when the mango is fully ripe. I’ve had a few and they are hard
Hi Linda, we like to give it a little squeeze at the store. It will give slightly indicating a softer flesh. If it is rock hard on the outside it will not be ready for a few days.
Thank you! SO GOOD! I added diced red bell pepper too
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
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I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful feed back Mercedes!
Really nice recipe. I will try it today
Please let me know what you think Lucy!
Natasha, what can I use instead of cilantro. I can’t stand it, nether my kids.
Hi Inna, the closest thing would be parsley – I would suggest finely chopping and adding it to taste. It will give it a more Italian character, but I do think it will still work fine 🙂
We host cooking classes in our kitchen showroom and this would make for a very colorful demonstration recipe for future classes. Thank you.
You are welcome Jim 😀.
We loved this one! Ate the whole bowl right away.
Yay!! That’s what I love to hear! 🙂
We adore mango, need to try!
Mmmmm wow colorful healthy and really vibrant Natasha this totally screams spring and summer, being that summer os practically here definitely need to try one night gotta make a Mexican buffet oh wow didn’t know you and hubby are house hunting thought u guys found something so nice and really sweet of your parent’s to let you guys crash good luck darlin with the house hunting meantime have a really gr8 sweet blessed weekend cheers
Thanks Tzivia! Yeah we’re hunting for our dream home. Haven’t found anything yet, but hopefully soon 🙂
Within good time something will definitely give meantime gotta get my ingredients soon for this salsa mmmm
Beautiful rainbow of food and healthy! What more could one ask for =) Good luck house hunting! It’s a fun activity, isn’t it….even when you don’t need a house. We’ve been guilty of looking at houses on neighboring streets just to see what they go for and to see the inside of their homes!
Yes I totally agree! When I was a realtor, my husband and I enjoyed touring homes in our free time (before children came into the pictures, now I’m not sure what free time really means anymore! lol). Thanks Laura 🙂
oh, you sold your house ??? I was watching one of your recipes, and I was like, I don’t recall that kitchen from your house (unless you did a huge remodeling).
Are you looking for bigger or smaller house? or you’re looking for bigger kitchen?
ok anyway back to recipe, did you try adding grape tomatoes to this salsa? did it tasted as good as without it?
Hi :). Yes we sold our house and we are living with my parents until we find the right home :). We would like a nicer kitchen and one that is better suited for video recording than our old one. It’s definitely a treat to work in my Mom’s kitchen :). I don’t think this salsa would be good with tomatoes. I haven’t tried adding them but I don’t think the flavors of tomato and avocado would work very well together.
I think other than not caring for the combination of tomatoes and avocados, I think it would make the dip tooo wet and slithery. Just thinkin’ abf