Spicy Mango Salsa

This Mango Salsa recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare and you can snack on it or use on top of chicken and seafood.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mango, mango salsa, salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 55 kcal


  • 2 large ripe mangoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 jalapenos (seeds taken out or left in)
  • 3 tbsp fresh minced cilantro
  • 2 limes - juice only
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to adjust the heat level)
  • 1 tbsp honey
US Customary - Metric


To cut mango:

  1. Locate the stem and stand mango on the cutting board, stem up. The stem will be your guide to the center of the seed.

  2. The seed inside the mango is long and flat, so you will be cutting along the seed. Slice side of the mango, along the seed, about 1/4 inch to the right and 1/4 inch to the left of the stem. 

  3. Lay both halves onto the cutting board, cut side up, and slice mango flesh length-wise and then width-wise. Do not cut through the skin!

  4. Use a spoon to scoop out the diced flesh out of the mango skin. 

Prepare salsa:

  1. Note: if you want to make salsa spicier, leave the jalapeno seeds in and choose an older jalapeno pepper that has more veins on the skin. To make salsa less spicy, choose young jalapeno peppers with smooth skin and discard the seeds.

  2. Combine diced mango, minced jalapeno peppers, diced red onion, minced cilantro, lime juice, honey, and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix very gently but thoroughly so the mango is not smashed.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Mango Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 721IU14%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.