This Mango Salsa is tropical, refreshing, and totally delicious! Scoop it up with tortilla chips or add it to your favorite tacos for a sweet and spicy kick.
Love this easy salsa recipe? Try our Mango Guacamole for another fruity, savory twist. Or serve up a bowl of Pico de Gallo with chips on Taco Tuesday.
Why the Recipe Works
Any other salsa addicts out there? Today’s recipe is an absolute MUST TRY!
When it comes to fruit salsas, I’m a little particular. Too many recipes (or store bought mango salsas) are either too heavy on the fruit or too stingy with the spice.
Salsa should have some kick and some tang to it and when fruit is involved it’s so easy for that flavor to totally take over, leaving you wondering if what you just ate was really a salsa or just a fruity dip.
This Mango Salsa is not like that at all. It blows all other mango salsa recipes I’ve tried clear out of the water!
- Made with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos and lime juice (plus a little cilantro), it’s the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, tangy and fresh!
- There’s one other reason this recipe works so well . . .the pomegranate seeds! Those little pods of juicy sweetness add color, texture and fruity flavor that makes the salsa good enough to eat with a spoon.
Try to resist gobbling it all up that way though because I PROMISE it’s even better enjoyed with a bag of your favorite crunchy tortilla chips!
- Peppers – The recipe uses both sweet green peppers and jalapenos. Seed and dice the peppers first to control the level of heat in the salsa.
- Mango – You need a fresh mango peeled and diced. Buy peeled and cut mango to make this recipe more convenient!
- Tomatoes – Roma tomatoes have the best flavor and plumpness.
- Cilantro – Not a fan? You can leave it out and the Mango salsa will still turn out delicious, but I love how the freshness ties everything together.
- Pomegranate Seeds – Buy the seeds on their own or learn how to remove the seeds from a whole pomegranate in one minute.
- Limes – Using juice from freshly squeezed limes is best!
Step by Step Instructions
The most time consuming part of making your own Mango Salsa is chopping and prepping all the ingredients. To make this easier I love to use shortcuts like buying packaged pomegranate seeds and pre-cut mango.
Once everything is ready, just add all the ingredients to a large bowl and combine. Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use.
I recommend enjoying your mango salsa the same day you make it for ideal freshness!
Serve this delicious salsa on your favorite grilled fish or chicken taco recipe.
Makes a great addition to baked tacos or served with enchiladas.
My family loves this as a snack or appetizer served with corn tortilla chips. It’s also delicious added to Mexican inspired salads, fish tacos and burritos.
To make this spicier, you could leave a few of the seeds in from the jalapenos. To reduce the level of spice, use less jalapeno or substitute with a less spicy pepper.
I don’t recommend it. Fresh mango is the key flavor here and both frozen and canned mango will be much less firm and make the salsa watery.
More Mexican Inspired Dinners
- Crockpot Fajitas
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Instant Pot Barbacoa
- Cilantro Lime Chicken
- Turkey Taco Soup
- Taco Pizza
Dancing with flavor and just the right amount of spice, this Mango Salsa is out of this world delicious!
Wow, this looks so tasty and refreshing! Love it!
Thanks Shawn!! It does have a great fresh taste, that’s the good thing about homemade salsa!
I so want this salsa!! Yummy!
Gotta love mango! I was introduced to it last summer and was hooked. I’ll take some tropical sunshine right now! Looks amazing!
I love mango too. I love buying it from costco, already peeled and sliced (lazy much?)
I love mango salsa! It has to be my favorite salsa of all time. Love the addition of the pomegranates. Beautiful. 🙂
Right now the weather in South Florida is beautiful. Hopefully it stays that way and doesn’t climb into the high 80s again while you are here! But I’m sure you will take that over snow and cold, right? 🙂 Great salsa recipe! I think I could eat it right out of the bowl without the chips or crackers! Pinned. Enjoy your time in Miami! 🙂
Boo to cancelled flights. Hope I don’t have the same issues when BLogHer Food rolls around…
Noooooooo. That stinks. 🙁
Love mango salsa! My parents live in Cincinnati and they are so, so sick of all the snow this winter. They are ready to fly south too!
I feel their pain 🙂
I am a major fan of sweet salsa, and this looks perfect for me! Have such a great time in Miami!! I’m so glad you’re going!
Sounds fun and amazing Aimee! Hope it is bright and sunny for you. Loving this salsa!
This almost looks to pretty to eat. Almost… Love salsa and love mango. You wanna switch places with me. I live in Cali and it was 85 yesterday. I want some cold… Have fun at your conference! 🙂
Yes. Yes Yes. I want warm weather 🙂
This is gorgeous! A great way for summer in snow. 🙂 Love the pom seeds on top!
SO JEALOUS Aimee! Soak up some some for all of us here up north and have a great time!
That is one gorgeous looking salsa! I love all the colors and fruits in it! Definitely perfect for the “heat wave” we are having here in the midwest…or for celebrating fun job perks like basking in Miami weather. I am seriously so jealous…I’m thinking about sneaking into your luggage tonight. You can then sneak me into the parties, right? LOL! I can’t wait to follow along with your pics and celebrity schmoozing!
That sounds like an amazing trip. Can’t wait to see all your IG pics! And this salsa looks fantastic. I made salmon last night for dinner, and this would have been perfect on top!
I have been dreaming about tropical islands and warmer weather so this salsa is perfect! It looks amazing and I love all the pretty colors! We are big mango fans and it sounds awesome with the pomegranate seeds and jalapenos! Pinning 🙂
Please pass the chips! This looks incredible – have a great trip!!
I live in Florida, and it is GORGEOUS right now! A lovely 80 degrees! You are gonna LOVE IT!
I am drooling over this mango salsa! Gorgeous, easy and I bet it would be FAB on some meat!
This mango salsa looks fabulous. I just love pretty food. I don’t just want this as a salsa, I would eat this in a bowl by itself as a salad. The jalapeno is the perfect touch.
You are going to have so much fun in Miami. Can’t wait to hear all about it.
My kind of salsa right there! Love mango and the pom arils! pinned
I definitely am thankful for today’s wacky (warmer) weather in Ohio today. Love your tropical salsa for the occasion 😀
(Sorry for being redundant with the word “today.” I didn’t proofread, haha).
I love how colorful this salsa is! So pretty and such a fun twist 🙂