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Recipe for Fresh Tomato Mango Salsa (So Easy!)

This Fresh Tomato Mango Salsa is a great way to enjoy a sweeter twist on a classic chunky fresh salsa. Serve this recipe for mango salsa with tomato as an appetizer or snack with tortilla chips or try one of the fun main dish serving suggestions I’m sharing below.

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Making this Tomato Mango Salsa Recipe

Logan is playing with a friend next door while Madeline enjoys her afternoon nap. That gives me a few minutes to tell you about one of my biggest food weaknesses: Chips and Salsa!

And it’s not even so much the chips, though I do quite enjoy On the Border Chips. It’s so much more about the salsa for me, the chips are just the vehicle through which the salsa makes it onto my taste buds.

I craved Chips and Salsa when I was pregnant with Logan. It was the one craving that I had and an easy one to manage. I remember on occasion I’d take a spoon to the jar of salsa for a bite or two because we didn’t have any chips.

What I Love About Tomato Mango Salsa

I love to make my own salsa! Last year I canned salsa, but I especially love a good, fresh salsa. I can’t wait for my tomato plants to be heavy with beautiful red, yellow and orange tomatoes that are waiting to be made into salsa.

More savory salsa varieties are typically my favorites. I want the taste of cilantro and onion and garlic to parade through the juicy tomatoes. I love that fresh taste.

But, I love that tomato and mango salsa recipe has all of those characteristics with the added bonus of juicy fruit for a little something different. A little sweet mixed with the savory, without making the salsa itself taste too sweet. YUM!

This easy mango salsa recipe is the perfect snack for hot summer days!

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What is in this Fresh Tomato Salsa with Mango

This recipe for fresh tomato salsa with mango calls for very simple ingredients, but they pack a punch and create a flavorful salsa recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Ripe Mango
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves
  • Green Onions
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt and Black Pepper

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

What are the Best Type of Tomatoes to Use?

A paste variety, like Plum or Roma tomatoes, are best to use in this tomato mango salsa recipe. They are less watery, have fewer seeds, and have more flesh. Those tomato types will provide chunkier pieces of tomato in this fresh mango salsa recipe.

How to Make Tomato Mango Salsa

This fresh salsa with tomatoes and mangoes is so easy to make! Here’s a quick overview of the recipe:

First, you’ll dice the tomato and mango. Then, combine the tomatoes and mangoes with the jalapeno, garlic, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt and pepper.

That’s it! After stirring it up, serve the salsa your favorite tortilla chips!

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

Ingredient Substitutions

Typically I don’t recommend making a bunch of substitutions when preparing a new recipe. When making substitutes, you won’t know if you don’t like the recipe or if the recipe didn’t turn out due to a preparation mistake, an ill effect from the substitute, or something else.

However, if you do choose to make substitutions in a recipe, I recommend only making one substitute at a time so you don’t have a building effect of multiple poor substitutions.

Can I Use Frozen Mango in this Salsa Recipe?

In my opinion, fresh ingredients are what make this recipe, but you can definitely substitute thawed, frozen mango if it isn’t the right time of year to get ripe mangoes. Your batch of salsa won’t be as sweet or juicy, but it will still work.

Can I Use a Different Type of Onion?

Sure! I love the way green onions taste in this recipe, but you could use minced red onion, yellow onion, or white onion in their place.

What Other Peppers Work in this Recipe?

I like to use jalapeños in this salsa recipe, but you can also try serrano peppers, poblano peppers, anaheim peppers, or roasted peppers in their place. If you don’t want the recipe to be spicy, try green bell peppers or red bell peppers.

How to Serve this Tomato Mango Salsa

Chips and salsa area always a favorite, easy appetizer, but there are tons of other ways to enjoy this homemade salsa recipe. Here are a few ideas to try:

  • For a fresh fruit side dish, prepare and cool Instant Pot Quinoa, then combine it with the tomato mango salsa. For extra protein and bulk, try stirring in some black beans.
  • Mix it with shredded romaine lettuce for an easy side salad to go with enchiladas.
  • Make a taco salad using this tomato mango salsa and cilantro lime grilled chicken.
  • Tomato and Mango Salsa would be great added to Burrito Bowls (I love using this Poblano Cilantro Quinoa instead of rice).
  • Serve this salsa on top of sliced marinated flank steak for a fruity and sweet contrast to the savory grilled meat.
  • Mix up your typical Grilled Chicken Tacos by using this salsa and Cilantro Lime Kale Slaw. You could also try grilled shrimp or steak.
  • It makes a great filling for vegetarian tacos when mixed with black beans.
  • This tomato mango salsa is delicious used as a topping for grilled fish or in fish tacos (or Fish Taco Quinoa Bowls).

What is the Best Way to Store Leftover Tomato Mango Salsa?

You can store leftover mango salsa in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last for about 4 days when refrigerated.

You can also store leftovers of this spicy mango salsa with tomatoes in the freezer in freezer bags or another freezer safe container. Leftovers will last about 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Try this Easy Mango Salsa with Tomato!

Next time you’re looking for a way to use ripe mangoes, give this Tomato Mango Salsa a try! Did you love the sweetness of the mango combined with ripe tomatoes? Leave a comment below and give it a review for others to see what you thought of this homemade salsa.

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Looking for more recipes to enjoy during mango season? Here are a few more of our favorite mango recipes:

More Homemade Salsa Recipe Ideas

Homemade salsa is one of my favorite easy appetizer ideas. Here are a few more of my favorite salsa recipes that you might like to try:

This easy recipe for Avocado Peach Salsa is a delicious way to enjoy those juicy summer peaches.

This Strawberry Mango Salsa recipe is a great recipe for any summer BBQ. Ripe mango and sweet strawberries are the perfect combination paired with the spicy jalapeño, savory onion, hint of lime, and herbaceous cilantro.

This Easy Black Bean Salsa is packed with some of my favorite ingredients: black beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, and more!

For a regular tomato salsa, try this Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe. It features a mix of tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, onion, fresh garlic, cilantro, lime, and a few other seasonings.

This easy recipe for Zucchini Salsa is a great way to use up all of that extra zucchini growing in your summer garden.

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Tomato Mango Salsa

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Fresh Tomato Mango Salsa is a great way to enjoy a sweeter twist on a classic chunky fresh salsa. Serve this recipe for mango salsa with tomato as an appetizer or snack with tortilla chips or try one of the fun main dish serving suggestions I'm sharing in the post.

Ingredients

  • 6 Plum or Roma Tomatoes, diced (these were fairly good sized tomatoes)
  • 1 Fresh Mango, diced
  • 2 cloves of Fresh Garlic, minced
  • 1 small bunch of Green Onions, slice
  • 2 handfuls of Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeds removed & finely minced
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice the tomatoes and mango and add to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then, mince the garlic, slice the green onion (white and green parts), chop the cilantro, and mince the jalapeño.
  3. Stir the garlic, green onion, cilantro, and jalapeño into the tomato and mango mixture.
  4. Next, add the lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips for scooping

Notes

What is the Best Way to Store Leftover Tomato Mango Salsa?

You can store leftover mango salsa in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last for about 4 days when refrigerated.

You can also store leftovers of this spicy mango salsa with tomatoes in the freezer in freezer bags or another freezer safe container. Leftovers will last about 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 5gSugar 17gProtein 3g

Did you make this recipe?

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Maya

Tuesday 30th of June 2009

I really enjoy fresh salsa as well, not having my own tomato plants, I use canned whole tomatoes, and throw all the ingredients in the food processor. The end product looks much like On the Border's salsa, but less watery. If I may make a suggestion, 1/2 tsp of chili powder and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar really brightens things up! Love the blog!

kristent

Thursday 25th of June 2009

hi there. i'd like your blog to be featured in the "blog of the day" section of the official julie and julia website. interested??? email me please at ktarnol (at) gmail.com. thanks!!

Sarah

Wednesday 24th of June 2009

Oh, We love Mango Salsa. This looks wonderful. We have 70 tomato plants growing in the garden this year. I can't wait.

rebecca

Wednesday 24th of June 2009

i love mango salsa. looks like a great recipe, can't wait to try it:)

zoe

Wednesday 24th of June 2009

This is my favorite kind of salsa! So fresh!

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