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The Ultimate Mango Salsa Recipe for Every Occasion

Have you ever tried mango salsa? It is a wonderful and simple take on a traditional salsa that celebrates the vibrant flavours of the tropics. Bursting with the fresh and invigorating essence of ripe mangoes, creamy avocados, and a symphony of complementary ingredients, this salsa is a true delight for the senses. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, craving a zesty side dish, or seeking a topping to elevate your grilled favourites, this Mango Salsa is your answer.

The combination of sweet mangoes, creamy avocados, the subtle heat of red chilli (optional), and the zing of lime creates a harmonious medley of tastes and textures. With the added crunch of edamame and the aromatic allure of coriander, each bite is a tantalising experience that transports you to sun-soaked shores.

This Mango Salsa is incredibly versatile, serving as the perfect companion to grilled proteins, a topping for tacos, or a standalone dip for tortilla chips. It’s vibrant colours and refreshing flavours make it a star at any gathering or as a refreshing addition to your daily meals. So, let’s dive into creating this tantalising Mango Salsa that will brighten up your table and captivate your taste buds.

Basic Ingredients for Mango Avocado Salsa

Mango Avocado Salsa:

Mango: The star of the show, ripe mangoes, brings a burst of sweetness and tropical goodness to the salsa. They provide a delightful contrast to the other savoury and zesty elements.

Avocado: Creamy and buttery avocados add a luxurious texture and a rich flavour that complements the sweet mangoes perfectly. They also contribute healthy fats.

Red Onion: Finely chopped red onion introduces a mild, crisp bite and a subtle sharpness that balances the sweetness of the fruit.

Edamame: These vibrant green soybeans offer a pleasing crunch and a boost of plant-based protein, enhancing the salsa’s overall texture and nutritional value.

Red Chili (Optional): Red chilli adds a spicy kick to the salsa for those seeking a bit of heat. It’s entirely optional and can be adjusted to your desired level of spiciness.

Coriander: Fresh coriander (cilantro) contributes a burst of citrusy and herbaceous notes, elevating the overall flavour profile with its bright and aromatic qualities.

Lime Zest and Juice: Lime zest and juice provide a zingy, tangy component that enhances the salsa’s freshness and balances the sweetness.

Olive Oil: A drizzle of olive oil adds a touch of richness and helps marry all the flavours together.

alternative ingredients

Peaches: Swap mangoes for ripe peaches for a unique twist on the salsa’s fruitiness.

Tomatoes: If you prefer a more traditional salsa, you can add diced tomatoes for a juicy and slightly acidic element.

Coriander Alternatives: For those who are not fans of coriander, consider using fresh parsley or mint for a different herbal note.

Preparation Tips for Mango Avocado Salsa

  • Mango and Avocado Ripeness: Choose mangoes and avocados that are ripe but still firm to the touch. This ensures they hold their shape in the salsa.
  • Seed the Mango: To remove the flesh from the mango, cut off each side along the pit, then score the flesh and scoop it out with a spoon.

Serving Tips for Mango Avocado Salsa

  • Pairings: This Mango Salsa pairs beautifully with grilled chicken, fish, and shrimp or as a topping for tacos, quesadillas, or nachos. It’s also fantastic as a dip with tortilla chips or a garnish for salads.
  • Chill Before Serving: For the best flavour, refrigerate the salsa for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavours to meld.

storage tips

Refrigeration: Store any leftover Mango Salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume it within a day or two for optimal freshness.

Mango Avocado Salsa

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 large mango, diced
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 red chilli, deseededand finely chopped (optional)
  • handful of coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • In a bowl, combine the diced avocado, diced mango, finely chopped red onion, edamame, and red chili (if using).
  • Add the finely chopped coriander, lime zest, lime juice, and olive oil to the bowl.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper according to your taste preference.
  • Gently toss all the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Your vibrant and flavourful Mango Salsa is ready to serve!

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