Jun 3, 2021

Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado

With just a few simple ingredients, this Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado is truly easy to make! Homemade Mango Salsa is a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and a whole lot tasty!

I love the unique flavor of the mango combined with the heat of jalapeno pepper with hints of citrus from lime and cilantro, as well as the buttery texture of the creamy avocados. Fruit salsa is very versatile too! It isn't just for chips...
Close up of mango jalapeno salsa on a tortilla chip

Ingredients needed to make Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

  • Fresh Mangoes - look for ripe mangoes that are plump, round and have a slight give when you gently press on the mango. Ripe mangoes are not hard or mushy. Be sure you use a properly ripe mango for best flavor.
  • Red bell pepper - crunchy red bell peppers add a mild, sweet flavor and rich red color to homemade salsas.
  • Red onion - zingy red onion provides mild flavor that is perfect for this mango salsa recipe
  • Fresh cilantro - up you salsa game with zesty cilantro! Cilantro has a slightly peppery citrus flavor that takes this mango salsa over the top
  • Jalapeno pepper - finely diced jalapeno pepper is the perfect compliment to the sweetness of the mango for a slightly spicy mango salsa. I love a sweet and spicy salsa!
  • Lime juice - I recommend using freshly squeezed juice from a tangy lime. I have used lemon juice in a pinch
  • Haas avocado - look for an avocado that yields slightly to firm gentle pressure. It should not be mushy.
Squeezing fresh lime juice on top of mango jalapeno salsa ingredients in a bowl

How to Make Mango Jalapeno Salsa

  1. Use a cutting board and prep all the ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine diced sweet mangoes, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and the juice of 1/2 a lime.
  3. Gently toss ingredients together and give it a taste. Add salt & pepper to your liking.
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. 
GREAT TIP: Add freshly diced avocado right before serving.

How to Store Leftover Salsa

  • Store Mango Salsa up to two days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Even in a sealed container the mangoes will get soft quickly, so plan to use it up within 2 days.
  • Before storing, remove any avocado pieces that might be leftover. Avocado does not save well.
  • Enjoy leftover mango salsa with chips, add it to coconut rice, or use it as a topping on salad like my Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad. Get creative!

Why I LOVE Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado

This Mango Jalapeno Salsa is versatile! It's a sweet and spicy appetizer that's absolutely delicious with crispy tortilla chips, but did you know it also goes great with fish for your main course? One of my favorite ways to enjoy this fruity salsa is with fish.

I love cooking up salmon, cod, or even tilapia and topping it with this fresh Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado and this fruit salsa is perfect on fish tacos!
Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado atop a beautiful chili rubbed salmon fillet on a bed of rice
Chili Rubbed Salmon Fillet on a bed of rice topped with Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado
Serve the fish and easy mango salsa recipe with a simple garden salad or rice, and it makes for a quick and easy meal perfect for any night of the week. It's good for you too! You gotta love that!
Overhead shot of mango jalapeno salsa with avocado in a white serving dish on a white platter filled with tortilla chips. There is a wooden spoon in the salsa for serving.

What to eat with Mango Salsa?

Mango Salsa is not just for fish and chips! We also like to pair this salsa with Barbecue Pulled Pork on a sandwich or in a wrap. The sweetness of the salsa compliments the tang of the barbecue sauce nicely and makes for a tasty treat!

My Barbecue Pulled Pork Taquitos with Mango Salsa are a tasty way to use up leftover pulled pork!

This salsa recipe is great on your favorite tacos and served over chicken, pork, or even rice. We love it on our favorite Burrito Bowls Recipe to switch it up a bit! Use your imagination and add this mango salsa to just about any dish for a refreshing tropical twist.

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Author: Life Tastes Good
Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado

Mango Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado

This easy mango jalapeno salsa with avocado only has 6 ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to make. Fresh mango salsa pairs deliciously with fish, chicken, and pork.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min


  • 1 Mango, peeled, seeded, and diced (about 1 heaping cupful)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Haas avocado, diced (see note section)
  • Green onion (optional topping)


  1. In a bowl, combine diced mango, 1/2 diced red pepper, 2 tablespoons minced red onion, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, minced jalapeno, and the juice of 1/2 a lime.
  2. Gently toss ingredients together and give it a taste. Now add a pinch of salt and taste it again. Notice how just a little salt enhances the flavor. Add more salt if needed, tasting after each addition.
  3. Add a small pinch of pepper and give it a taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Add freshly diced avocado right before serving.


  1. Add more salt if needed, tasting after each addition. Be careful not to add too much. The more you taste after each addition you will get better at knowing just how much salt is needed. Sometimes you'll put too much, but it's all part of the learning experience.
  2. It is best if you can make this mango jalapeno salsa early in the day as the flavors will enhance after spending some time together in the refrigerator.
  3. Dice the avocado when ready to serve the salsa. If you are sure you'll be finishing the salsa in one setting you can go ahead and toss the avocado in with the other salsa ingredients right before serving. Otherwise, I suggest serving the avocado on the side as it will turn brown and unappetizing.

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  1. When I was little, I did not like mangos either. Now I love them. Luckily my daughter has taken to them early. This salsa would be perfect on a hot day.

    1. Agreed! It is so refreshing and perfect for a hot!

  2. I love mangos and I would love this salsa! I can eat three whole mangoes by myself! I have never seen a domestic, let alone wild, mango tree! haha

    1. You'll have to come visit me, and I'll take you to see a mango tree ;)

  3. Nicely done! We love mangos...perfect summertime treat!

  4. Oh man, I LOVE mango salsa! This looks heavenly! this is perfect for summer snack time for mommy! yum! can't wait to make this!

    1. I hope you like it as much as we do, Sara! Thanks!


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