Fresh and healthy 6-ingredient mango avocado salsa is the perfect summer side dish. It’s sweet, spicy, and undoubtedly refreshing. Made with whole foods ingredients, this recipe is naturally vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
Smooth avocado paired with sweet mango and spicy jalapeño will have you craving more with every bite of this mango salsa recipe.
This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time with the 4th of July just around the corner.
It is the perfect crowd pleaser summer recipe.
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Why I Love This Mango Avocado Salsa
Chips and salsa is a perfect summer snack because it’s light, refreshing, and easy to make for a crowd.
Not only this mango salsa recipe is so easy to make, but it also is so refreshing and delicious.
You get the sweetness from the mango, a refreshing tartness from the fresh lime juice, and a little kick from the jalapeño peppers.
This is always a crowd favorite when I bring it to a gathering.
Health Benefits of Mango
Mangos often referred to as “the King of fruits,” are loaded with vitamins and minerals while having a fairly low-calorie content. Studies suggest that mangoes help with digestion and promote a healthy gut.
All fruits share a common trait of containing antioxidants.
But mangos are especially rich in vitamin C, containing up to two-thirds of the DRI (daily recommended intake), which makes mangoes a great immunity booster.
So make sure to eat some mangoes during the cold and flu season.
Vitamin C isn’t just good for immunity however, it also provides benefits for the hair and skin too.
It is a powerful antioxidant that slows down aging and promotes the production of collagen.
Collagen is what keeps your hair strong and your skin elastic with the reduced appearance of wrinkles.
Mangoes are also rich in beta-carotene which aids in vitamin A production.
Vitamin A supports eye health; improving vision and helping to prevent age-related macular degeneration.
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How to Make Mango Avocado Salsa
This is probably one of the easiest recipes you could ever make. All you need is a sharp knife and 6 simple ingredients. You will need:
- Red Onion
- Lime (squeezed)
- Jalapeno or habanero peppers (optional, if you want to give it a kick)*
- Salt & pepper to taste
Simply dice all of the ingredients, mix together, and enjoy!
If jalapeños are too spicy for your liking, you could add a little more fresh red onion instead.
The onion adds a nice little crunch and a sharp bite that will cut the sweetness of the mango and add a kick without too much heat!
*Habanero peppers are much spicier than a jalapeño pepper.
Remove seeds from either pepper if you want to reduce the heat.
Remember to wear gloves, wash your hands thoroughly, and avoid touching your eyes and face after cutting the pepper.
Those sneaky oils can get in your eyes and boy does it sting!
How to Serve Mango Avocado Salsa
Mango salsa makes a great snack to serve with chips, but it also works really well as a condiment to add on top of chicken, salmon or any other fish.
I especially love to add a scoop of this fresh salsa on top of fish tacos.
It doesn’t overpower the delicate fish and compliments the dish really well.
How Long Does Mango Avocado Salsa Last?
Anything with avocados is always best served fresh, however, this salsa can stay good in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Keep in mind that the avocado will start to brown.
Adding citrus (lime juice) helps to prolong the browning effect, but you will still notice discoloration of the avocado within a day.
Tips for keeping leftover avocado from turning brown
I absolutely LOVE adding avocado to just about anything- salads, toast, or just eating as a snack.
The only thing I don’t like is that if you don’t eat the whole thing, it can turn brown and very unappealing.
I usually try to buy smaller avocados so that I can eat the whole thing in one sitting, but when I have the larger ones I usually save half for later or the next day.
- As I mentioned above, citrus helps to slow down the browning of an avocado, so if you have some leftover, try brushing the exposed half with citrus juice, place the flesh side down and cover tightly.
- You can also fill a dish with water, put the avocado in flesh side down, and store it that way as well. Either way should slow down the browning by a day or two.
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- 2 medium mangoes diced
- 1 avocado diced
- 1/4 red onion diced
- 1/2 cup tomato diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 small lime juiced
- 1/2 small jalapeno (optional)
- salt pepper to taste
- 1. Prepare all the ingredients - skin and dice the mangoes, skin and dice avocado, finely chop red onion and cilantro.
- If using any habanero or jalapeno, remove the stem and seeds and finely dice it.
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt pepper to taste and fresh lime juice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.