Spicy Mango Salsa

Published by Rebecca Baron on

Summer is upon us and soon we’ll be out enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. One of my favorite things to make is a bright and tasty mango salsa. It has become one of my most requested dishes. Sweet from fresh mangos, with a strong kick from red onion and jalapeno. Fresh cilantro ties it all in to make a zesty sweet salsa.

A great addition to any barbeque, picnic or gathering; good enough to enjoy by yourself! Here is my favorite way to make Mango Salsa.

You Will Need

  • 3 ripe mangos (firm, not too squishy)
  • 1/2 of a red onion (1 cup chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
    • or keep the seeds for an added kick
  • Finely chopped cilantro (1/4 cup)
  • Juice from a whole lime (2 tbsp)
  • Chips for dipping

Let’s Get Chopping!

To seed or not to seed? That is the question
  • Start out first with trimming the stem of the jalapeno, and slicing it down the center into two halves.
  • Remove the seeds for a more mild flavor, or keep them for an added kick.
  • Cut the pepper into thin slices, and then finely chop into small pieces.





  • Now we chop our half of a red onion
  • Cut the onion in half, sliced and then coarsely chopped
  • Continue to chop until the onion is fine or a food processor will come in real handy.


  • Place the chopped onion, jalpenos into the food processor, and the leafy tops of your cilantro
  • Mix until your onions and cilantro are at a fine enough consistency.
  • A food processor will make the cilantro preparation a lot easier!
  • Pour the spicy mixture into a mixing bowl for later


  • Now begin to slice and dice your mangos.
  • There are several methods out there, and my favorite way is to cube them.

  • After you chop up your mango, you can place them in the mixing bowl or back into the food processor with a generous squeeze of lime juice.

Putting the mango in LAST is a great way to grab up any last bit of pepper, onion, and cilantro.


And ta-da!

The finished product. Great for dipping with chips, or even as a topping for fish such as scallops, snapper or swordfish. Try out this recipe, and let me know how it comes out in the comments!

For the love of food & all that’s good



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