Mango and Tomato Salsa

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This mango and tomato salsa is the prefect side dish to bring to any gathering. It is so easy to make. The hardest part is cutting all the ingredients nice and small.

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This salsa is a real crowd pleaser.

Mango and Tomato Salsa
Mango and Tomato Salsa

Fresh Salsa with Fresh Ingredients

It is a little sweet, spicy and utterly delicious. Serve this fresh mango salsa with chips, as a salad, or on tacos, fish, steak, hot dogs, and hamburgers. It really is that good.

For me, when the summer months are upon us and the farmers markets are abundant with fresh produce, it is the perfect time to enjoy homemade mango salsa.

The combination of the sweet mango paired with the flavorful tomato is a winner. Add just a slight bit of heat and fresh herb taste and this salsa is taken over the top for flavor for me.

Mango Side Dish Salad
Mango Side Dish Salad

Is Fresh Salsa Better than Salsa in Jar?

I have been asked this by a few people now. We use jarred salsa often in recipes and in dips; however, the fresh salsa is absolutely amazing. For us, we prefer the fresh salsa made with fresh ingredients.

Mango and Tomato Salsa with Lime Slices
Mango and Tomato Salsa with Lime Slices

Mango Salsa Ingredients

You will need nine basic ingredients to make this easy mango salsa.

  • Ripe Mangos
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeño
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Bowl of Fresh Mango Dip
Bowl of Fresh Mango Dip

How to Make Mango and Tomato Salsa

It can be tedious to make this recipe because of the dicing of the ingredients. Once you have made this a few times, it can be done in 15 minutes. For us, the hardest part is letting the ingredients marinade in the sauce for a bit before eating.

I a bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the cilantro, gently stir to combine.

For the best flavor, let the salsa rest for at least 15 minutes. This can be made a few hours or a day ahead of time. Make sure to refrigerate for food safety. You can enjoy this salsa right away, but I think it is best after the flavors marinate for a couple hours. Just pop it in the fridge and take it out when you are ready to serve. It can also me made the night before.

Stir in the fresh cilantro leaves just before serving.

My family digs into this salsa with chips and there are rarely any leftovers. We just love this flavor combination.

Slicing Fruit with Flat Pit
Slicing Fruit with Flat Pit

How to Cut a Mango for Salsa

There are two ways that are generally used to cut a mango. The first uses a glass to remove the peel once it is cut in half. The other uses a scoring technique to cube the mango while it’s still in the peel, then it’s inverted, and the cubes are cut off. 

It is important to use sharp chef’s knife and paring knife, as there is less chance of cutting yourself.

Directions for removing the peel before dicing.

First, stand the mango upright and slice the wider sides of the mango off. Mangos have a large, flat pit on the inside, so try and avoid it. When slicing the mango pieces, if you feel like the knife is meeting some resistance, you are probably slicing into the pit. Simply move the knife over a bit.  

Next, separate the peel from the fruit. Align the bottom of one of the slices of mango right on the rim of the pint glass. Slide it down and allow the mango to fall into the glass.

Now it is ready and easy to make fine slices and dices.

Mango Cut in Half and Diced
Mango Cut in Half and Diced

Directions for dicing the mango while it is still in the peel.

Dicing the mango in the peel will result in clean cuts. The first method can leave the mango a bit mushy in places.

After cutting the sides of the mango off, use a paring knife to score the mango flesh in both directions. Be careful to cut all the way to the peel, but not through it. 

Next, push the center of the peel from behind, to invert it. The cubes of mango will separate out, making them easily accessible.

Finally, cut the cubes off the mango peel as close to the peel as you can.

Mango Salsa Salad
Mango Salsa Salad

How Long will Salsa Last in the Refrigerator

Generally, salsa will last in the refrigerator up to 5-7 days.

You can freeze salsa in an airtight container for up to 4 months. Just thaw and enjoy.

This simple and colorful mango salsa is super easy to make!

We enjoy salsas throughout the year. They are quick to make in the summer with fresh ingredients. It is a perfect snack anytime of the year. Game Day, Potlucks, Picnics, Holidays, and just about any reason you can imagine, we love to have this on the menu. Here are a few other salsas that we add to the mix.

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Mango and Tomato Salsa

This mango and tomato salsa is the prefect side dish to bring to any gathering. It is so easy to make. The hardest part is cutting all the ingredients nice and small.
This salsa is a real crowd pleaser.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, easy appetizer, easy dip, easy recipe, fresh herbs, fruit salad, game day, gluten free pasta, holiday recipe, summer recipe
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 42kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion peeled and cut into small dice
  • 2 ripe mangoes peeled, pitted, and cut into small dice
  • 2 ripe tomatoes cut into small dice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds and ribs removed, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves loosely packed, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the cilantro, gently stir to combine.
  • For the best flavor, let the salsa rest for at least 15 minutes. This can be made a few hours or a day ahead of time. Make sure to refrigerate for food safety.
    Mango and Tomato Salsa with Lime Slices
  • Stir in the fresh cilantro leaves just before serving.

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Notes

The recipe makes approximately 3-4 cups of salsa.

How Long with the Salsa Last in the Refrigerator

This salsa will generally last in the refrigerator up to 5-7 days. For the best flavor, let the salsa rest for at least 15 minutes. This can be made a few hours or a day ahead of time. Make sure to refrigerate for food safety.
You can enjoy this salsa right away, but I think it is best after the flavors marinate for a couple hours. Just pop it in the fridge and take it out when you are ready to serve. It can also me made the night before.

Recipe Variations:

If you prefer your salsa a bit sweeter, add a tablespoon or two of sugar.
If you prefer a bit more zing, add a tablespoon or two of vinegar.
Prefer no tomato taste? No worries, just leave that out.
If you prefer a bit more heat, add another Jalapeno or add a bit of chili powder.

Freeze Mango Salsa

You can freeze mango salsa by placing in an air-tight container for up to 4 months. To serve, just thaw in fridge overnight before serving and add any extra lime juice if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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