My Easy Mango Salsa recipe uses just 5 whole and fresh ingredients (nothing spicy!) and is kid-friendly. Mango salsa is sweet and refreshing and a perfect dip for chips at a party with friends or a summer BBQ. You can also use it as a topping for rice bowls and tacos or as a stuffing in burritos and lettuce wraps!
Today in the dark dull days of winter, it was nearly 65 degrees!! We had our windows open, shorts on and socks off, and it felt like the beginning of a summer evening. Even the air smelt like the trees and freshly cut grass of summer. So what did we do? Make a refreshing and crisp summer salsa to go with our mood!
Once New Years is over and the deep winter days set in, I love to make warm and comforting slow cooker and instant pot soups and one-pot meals. But this lovely (?) warm and humid winter day sidetracked my plans for a crispy Korean wonton soup.
I bet you'll love this non-spciy sweet and light mango salsa recipe! It's a fantastic alternative to traditional tomato salsas, and can be used as a plain dipping salsa or a topping for Caribbean-style meals. Tonight we made a coconut shrimp bowl with white rice topped with this tasty mango salsa and homemade crispy coconut shrimp. Even the 5 year old loved it!
I think it was a great way to have a taste of summer. And I hope you'll think so too!
mango salsa ingredients
This mango salsa is made with only 5 fresh and whole ingredients:
- red onion
- fresh cilantro
- lime juice (use juiced limes for the freshest taste, but bottled juice is okay too)
how to make this easy mango salsa
Make this easy mango salsa in 2 simple steps that take no more than 10 minutes.
- Chop the cilantro and dice the onions and mangos (you can dice them as small or big as you'd like!)
- Toss in a bowl with the lime juice and salt.
And that's it! Make sure to taste (you won't be able to resist!) and add salt and lime juice if you need to. 1 tablespoon of lime juice and ½ teaspoon of salt is the perfect ratio for my family. It's not too salty and the lime isn't overpowering. You can always start with less than that if you're not sure of your preference. Then just add as you need.
make mango salsa kid-friendly
Mango salsa is incredibly sweet and refreshing, so the kids I have given it to have mostly loved it, especially with tortilla chips and a glass of lemonade on a warm summer day!
Lots of mango salsas call for jalapenos, but those are typically way too spicy for kids. Since my easy mango salsa doesn't include jalapenos, it's basically kid-friendly already. But if your kids are sensitive to raw onions, dice them very very small or reduce the amount. The mango is so sweet that it should overpower the raw onion taste.
- 2 mangos
- 1 small red onion
- ⅓ cup cilantro
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ½ tsp salt
- Dice the mangos and red onion.
- Chop the cilantro and combine with mango and onion.
- Toss with the lime juice and salt. Taste and adjust salt and lime juice as necessary.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Use as a dip for chips or a topping for tacos, lettuce wraps, burritos, or rice bowls.
best ways to serve easy mango salsa
Mango salsa is fantastic on its own as a dipping salsa for tortilla chips. You can also use it as:
- a topping for Caribbean-style white rice bowls
- a topping for tacos, especially fish tacos!
- a sweet addition to burritos and wraps
- a topping for lettuce wraps with jerk seasoned chicken
Any way you serve it, mango salsa is a sweet and refreshing addition to any meal and a welcomed twist on traditional tomato salsa. Add it to your Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July party list!
Mango salsa is best when eaten fresh or within 2 days of making. It travels well so it's ideal for picnics and summer BBQs. The ingredients do not get soggy or alter after being left out for a few hours, so if you're serving at a party, you don't have to worry about it going "bad" before the party's over.