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Recipe for Mango Salsa

Updated on September 10, 2014
Easy to Make Mango Salsa
Easy to Make Mango Salsa | Source

Making Salsa With Mangoes

This easy recipe for mango salsa compliments any fresh fish entrée and it's a favorite side dish at our house. I first made this fruity salsa dish many years ago. It is especially delicious when served as a topping for fish tacos. This colorful mixture also brings more fresh fruit to your diet.

You may substitute ingredients in this recipe if you are unable to acquire the fruits used here, but the basic quantities and spices should remain the same. Enjoy this tropical tasty salsa!

Fresh Ingredients
Fresh Ingredients | Source
Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 to 6


  • 1 to 2 medium size mangoes diced
  • 1 papaya diced
  • 1 red bell peppper diced
  • 2 Tbsp green onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro diced
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Follow the steps below to make this recipe.
5 stars from 1 rating of What You'll Need to Make Mango Salsa
Fresh Mangoes
Fresh Mangoes | Source

Step 1

Let's get started....Peel the mangoes and cut away the flesh from the seed. Dice fruit and place in glass bowl.

Wash red bell pepper, pat dry and dice. Add to diced fruit in bowl.

Paring Knives.... - you can NEVER have too many in the kitchen!

Picking Fresh Papaya

Picking Fresh Papaya
Picking Fresh Papaya | Source

We are lucky to have several papaya trees in our backyard. They have grown so tall that now we have to use a ladder to pick the fruit, but that is a small inconvenience. :)

Fresh Papaya
Fresh Papaya | Source

Step 2

Slice the fresh papaya in half without peeling the fruit. Scoop out all the seeds with a teaspoon.

Peel the papaya. Slice lengthwise and dice. Add the diced fruit to the ingredients in the glass bowl.

Tropical Salsa
Tropical Salsa | Source

Step 3

Wash and pat dry the green onion and cilantro. Dice both and add 2 Tablespoons of each to the salsa mixture in bowl.

Lastly, add 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and toss lightly. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve. Enjoy with fish tacos or try this recipe with tortilla chips!

Toss the mango mixture with a very light hand to keep the diced fruit as firm as possible.

Have you eaten mango salsa? Do you have a favorite tropical salsa recipe?

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    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Looks delicious!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I bet this is yummy with fish! Love your photos of mangoes on the tree!

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      6 years ago

      I've never tried Mango Salsa, but it looks really good.

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      6 years ago

      I must try this :)

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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      I never bother with the jar salsas, but this recipe looks good. Thanks from me too for the recipe!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This is a beautiful lens. I have never eaten Mango Salsa but if it taste as good as it looks, I know it will be delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • JanieceTobey profile image


      6 years ago

      Your mango sauce looks yummy!

    • ChrissLJ profile image


      6 years ago

      As I don't eat fish, have you ever tried the salsa with a rice dish or other vegetarian entrees?

    • Frischy profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      This sounds amazing! I have never seen anything like it. I bet it goes great with fish.

    • SPhilbrick profile image


      6 years ago

      Where I am it's tough to get some of the ingredients as fresh as I'd like, but this looks amazing. I'm pinning it to my recipes board on Pinterest!


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