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Mango Shrimp Salsa Recipe

Mango Shrimp Salsa is fresh, vibrant and addictively delicious! The flavor profile is similar to our Avocado Shrimp Salsa with sweet summer vibes from the mangos.

Summertime is just around the corner and we love serving up summer party appetizers like Cowboy Caviar, these Cucumber Shrimp Bites or our popular Coconut Shrimp. Can you tell we love shrimp and avocados?

Mango Shrimp Salsa Recipe in bowl with spoon, limes and tortilla chips

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Mango Shrimp Salsa Recipe:

There’s no salt in this recipe and it’s not a mistake. The fresh lime juice and cilantro adds incredible flavor and makes every ingredient in this salsa shine. The jalapeño peppers mellow out in the lime juice giving this salsa just a hint of spice.

Once you stir it up, the avocados add an irresistible creaminess. My only regret is how quickly this mango shrimp salsa disappears.

Ingredients for mango shrimp salsa recipe with avocados, mangos, red onion and jalapeno peppers

How to Pick a Mango:

Picking a good mango is similar to picking a good avocado. Color is not the best indicator of ripeness. To test mango ripeness, squeeze it gently and it should give a little bit since mangos soften as they ripen.

Selecting the Juiciest Limes:

Look for limes that have a soft and smooth surface and feel heavy for their size. Limes with rough or bump exteriors tend to have thicker skins and less juice. Pick the ones that are bright green, not yellow.

To get the most juice out of a lime, roll it on the counter under your hand, applying some pressure then use a lemon juicer. This will soften the lime and make it easier to juice.

Salsa ingredients in bowl with shrimp and juicy limes and sweet mangos

What is the Best Shrimp for Salsa?

Look for cooked shrimp (fresh or frozen-thawed), preferably wild caught. Any size will work; small, medium, or large, since you will be coarsely chopping the shrimp. Shrimp meat also works well for this recipe and you can skip the chopping step altogether.

If you are using raw shrimp, follow this boiled shrimp tutorial, or save prep time by purchasing shrimp that are already cooked, peeled and deveined. Be sure to remove any excess water with plenty of paper towels.

up close salsa with cooked shrimp

Is this a Make-Ahead Mango Shrimp Salsa?

Since this salsa has no added salt, it keeps well and doesn’t become overly juicy or mushy. This salsa can be made ahead and the lime juice will keep the avocados from browning. This salsa will keep well up to 2 days in the refrigerator. Cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salsa to keep the air out and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mango shrimp salsa in blue bowl with spoon

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Mango Shrimp Salsa Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Shrimp mango avocado salsa

Mango Shrimp Salsa is fresh, vibrant and addictively delicious with sweet summer vibes from the mangos.

Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $16-$20 (varies by season)
Keyword: mango shrimp salsa
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 155 kcal
Servings: 6 as an appetizer


  • 1 lb cooked shrimp (medium), peeled & deveined
  • 2 mangos
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 3 limes juiced (about 2/3 to 3/4 cup juice)
  • 2 jalapeno finely diced


  1. Once shrimp are fully thawed, rinse and thoroughly pat dry with several paper towels. Coarsely chop shrimp and place them into a large mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice of 3 limes directly over the shrimp, stir and let shrimp marinate while you prep the rest of your salsa ingredients.
  2. Pit, peel and dice 2 mangos and add them to the bowl with shrimp. Peel pit and dice 2 avocados and add to the bowl.
  3. Add finely diced jalapeños, red onion and cilantro. Stir to combine and serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Mango Shrimp Salsa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 476mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 42.7mg52%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Linda
    December 27, 2019

    I also make this salsa with a slightly different twist. I use black beans and green onions (vs. red onions) and no shrimp. It’s delicious served on grilled chicken or with chips. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Linda! That sounds delicious! Reply

  • Jispa
    June 29, 2019

    This recipe looks like such a great combo of Mango and Shrimp. Can’t wait to try it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2019

      I hope you love it Jispa! Reply

  • Janet
    May 14, 2019

    Hi Natasha, This was a huge hit at my dinner with another couple on Saturday night! The flavours blend so well together and it is so easy to make. A good way to use up ripe mangoes and avocados too. I had raw frozen shrimp and cooked it according to your boiled shrimp tutorial; like you, I could not stop eating them once they cooled down! So flavourful! I didn’t add the jalapenos. This will be great for bringing to summer bbq & pool parties! I just finished it off for my dinner last night, but it could probably last one more day in the fridge. Thanks for a refreshing appetizer! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Janet! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Abby
    May 9, 2019

    This looks amazing! I’m allergic to capsaicin, though, which means no jalapenos. Is it okay to make without them? Should I up the lime juice factor, or maybe add something other than jalapeno to help balance the flavors a little? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 9, 2019

      HI Abby, yes it would still work really really well without the jalapeños. Reply

  • Karen Marcus
    May 3, 2019

    The recipe looks scrumptious and has almost all my favorite foods! However I am allergic to cilantro! What could I add in place of cilantro to give it the same fabulous flavor and still enjoy? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 3, 2019

      Hi Karen, I would suggest using chopped chives or finely chopped parsley added to taste. Reply

  • Jocelyn
    May 1, 2019

    What an absolutely fabulous flavor for shrimp! I’m so excited to try this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2019

      I hope you love it Jocelyn! Reply

  • Dianne Thomasson
    May 1, 2019

    I make a similar salsa to top grilled salmon. I made this salsa last nite with the shrimp it was awesome. Only added a side of a veg. Great healthy meal Reply

    • Natasha
      May 1, 2019

      Oh my goodness mango salsa sounds absolutely delicious as a topping over grilled salmon. You’ve just made me so hungry! Reply

  • Sharon Ganne
    May 1, 2019

    Dear Natasha:

    I am so excited to have found you! Your recipes all sound amazing, and I can’t wait to try them all. Your Garlic Dijon Chicken Legs have “to-die-for” flavor.

    I have a question for you. When I print your recipes, the nutritional info doesn’t print. Am I doing something wrong? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 1, 2019

      Hi Sharon, I’m so glad you are loving our recipes! I haven’t found a way to have the option of printing the nutritional label. I’ll have to check with our developer the next time we update things. Several people complained that the nutrition label was printing an unwanted second page so we had it removed. Reply

  • 2pots2cook
    May 1, 2019

    So beautiful! Perfect for my office lunch ! Thank you ! Reply

    • Natasha
      May 1, 2019

      Mmmm it does keep really well in the refrigerator. I hope you love it! Reply

  • Allyson Zea
    May 1, 2019

    Wow this is soooo delicious! The flavors are PERFECT! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Allison! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    April 30, 2019

    Ahhh this is added to my new favorite list! Delicious Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2019

      That’s so great! Sounds like you found a new favorite! Reply

  • Emily
    April 30, 2019

    This shrimp salad looks like summer and a total party in my mouth! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2019

      Hi Emily! Exactly why it’s so perfect to start this out in May just into for the warmer weather! Thank you for sharing your awesome review with me! Reply

  • Kristyn
    April 30, 2019

    This looks so tasty! Love shrimp & salsa, so why not together?! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2019

      My thoughts exactly! Thank you Kristyn! Reply

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