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Summertime Mango Salsa

When you travel do you enjoy the food as much as you do the location? Well, we love trying the local cuisine everywhere we go. This mango salsa brings us back to the tropics all the time. We first ate this salsa on our trip to Barbados. Visit their official website. In fact, we visited Barbados, read about our trip, in June and there were tons of these champagne mangoes hanging from the trees, ripe and ready to pick. We wanted to stop while driving around the island and pick them. I’m just glad we asked what they dressed the salsa with. I’ve tweaked the original recipe a bit.

This mango salsa is fruity and tangy all at the same time. Getting the mangoes to ripen is really the key to this salsa being so tasty. I always buy them before they are ripe and juicy. Then I let them sit in my fruit bowl with other fruit for a few days.

A great tip to juice your lime is as follows. Use the heel of your hand to press down on and roll the lime back and forth. This releases the juices from the pulp and it will make it much easier for you to juice the lime.

A tip for chopping onions is to either have a bowl of water nearby or chop close to the running faucet.

The most important tip is for the jalapeños is to wear plastic gloves so you don’t transfer the juice anywhere. And whatever you do, don’t touch your face when you are cutting the jalapeños.

My family eats this salsa with Tostito’s Lime Chips as well as will grilled salmon or steak. It really is a great tangy chunky salsa. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

Mango Salsa

Fruity and tangy salsa
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tropical
Servings 4 people


  • 3 ripe champagne mangoes -sometimes called Ataulfo mangoes chopped
  • 1 medium red sweet red pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions thinly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Mangoes
  • Peppers, Onions and Lime
  • Chop up all your peppers and onions and add to a medium bowl
  • Chop up the mangoes, add to the bowl
  • Add the remaining ingredients and refridgerate for at least 1/2 hour
  • Enjoy with lime chips, salmon or steak.


I chop the mangoes after all the onions and peppers because they get the chopping board slippery. 
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Let me know what you enjoy pairing this salsa with, I’m always up for trying new combinations.

This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Pam

    Yum! I love mangos and I love salsa. I make a pineapple salsa sometimes which is delicious, but I’ll definitely have to try this one!

    1. Leeanne

      If you like pineapple salsa, I’m sure you will love this then.

  2. Taquia

    This looks amazing, especially with grilled chicken! I will definitely save this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Leeanne

      I’m glad you want to try it.

  3. Kristen W Allred

    It was interesting to read about a different type of mango. Are they hard to find? How is the taste different? You could write a blog post about them… 🙂

    1. Leeanne

      I don’t have any trouble finding the champagne mangos at our local stores. I find other varieties of mangoes to be very fibrous but the champagne mangoes. I also like the sweeter flavor of these mangoes.

  4. Kristine Walsworth

    We love mango salsa! Great recipe- the green onions are a new addition for us! We have tried to make a crab stack that we had in Cocoa Beach, FL. Yum!

    1. Leeanne

      This would go great with crab meat. We love it with salmon so I think it would be nice with all fish dishes.

  5. Stacey Billingsley

    I love trying different salsas, and this one looks so good. I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. Leeanne

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  6. Lori Nielsen

    My cousin made me mango salsa 15 years ago and I have been craving it ever since. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Leeanne

      That’s so funny, Lori. We took a trip to Montreal when I was in high school and we had whole wheat crepes. Now, my mom was an awesome cook and made crepes all the time but no matter what she tried the whole wheat flour just made the crepes thick instead of paper-thin like we had in Montreal. We always craved those whole wheat crepes. I think that is why we now aren’t shy about asking for recipes for tips when we find food we really enjoy.

  7. Jennifer

    I love mango. So, it’s a recipe that I would like to try.

    1. Leeanne

      If you like mangos you will love this.

  8. Tricia Snow

    5 stars
    This recipe looks amazing. I love Mango Salso on my fish. So delish!

    1. Leeanne

      Yes, we love it on fish, especially on salmon.

  9. Lisa Manderino

    Yes, I love trying new foods everywhere we go! Mango Salsa looks delicious!

    1. Leeanne

      I agree, Lisa. Part of the fun of travel is tasting the food of your destination.

  10. melissa

    Yum!! We have had Mango Salsa on our Caribbean trips, as well, and loved it! I’ve not been brave enough to try making it, but I will have to try! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Leeanne

      It’s funny how we become hesitant to cook even the simplest things we have on vacation. I find that I’m afraid to mess up then ruin the memory. lol

  11. Missy

    5 stars
    Yes, we enjoy food as much as the location when traveling. It is fun trying to make the foods at home. Usually, it tastes better while on vacation. LOL

    1. Leeanne

      lol, Missy, I think that’s because someone else is making the food. But I agree. Food does seem to taste better on vacation. Maybe it’s because we are relaxed.

  12. kmf

    This looks so amazing! Love mango salsa with grilled fish…will definitely try!

    1. Leeanne

      This salsa goes great with fish.

  13. Chantelle

    I’m going to try this over the weekend!

  14. John

    Looks really tasty. And so colourful on a plate.

    1. Leeanne

      It is super tasty. Just make sure to let it sit for at least 1/2 hour to let the juice meld together. I like it even better the next day.

  15. Barbara

    This looks so good! We love Mangos! I pinned the recipe for later!

  16. Alexis Farmer

    This looks so good, I’m a sucker for sweet and spicy. Gonna have to try and make this!

    1. Leeanne

      I love sweet and spicy too. You can adjust the spicy by adding more jalapeña.

    1. Leeanne

      It is super yummy and this salsa goes really well with Tostitos lime chips as well as salmon.

  17. Kristen Allred

    I love Mango Salsa. Thanks for this recipe. If you like lime chips and live near a Wegman’s, I highly recommend trying their store brand lime tortilla chips. They are amazing.

    1. Leeanne

      That’s so funny, Kristen, lime chips are the only ones we buy. We do have a Wegman’s near our old house, an hour away but not up by us now. I will have to make a run before tomorrow.

  18. Cindy Moore

    5 stars
    Yum I love mango salsa! I’ll try this. Looks amazing.

    1. Leeanne

      It really is so good. We even like it better the next day.

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