This mango avocado salsa is the perfect sweet and savory blend of fresh ingredients. This mango salsa gets its sweetness from fresh mangos and white corn while bell pepper, jalapeño, red onion, and tomato balance the savory and spicy side. The creamy avocado, cilantro, and lime pull the dish together for a perfect salsa. Serve this delicious side dish alone with tortilla chips or with the most drool-worthy slow cooker carnitas or instant pot carnitas tacos.
Mango avocado salsa is such an easy and refreshing side dish. It brings brightness and added flavor to a simple dish like tacos or a piece of grilled fish or chicken. There are many fruits and vegetables that can go into this dish. I like to always use mango tomato and avocado, but you can add pineapple or omit the bell pepper – use what you have available!
- 1 bell pepper (yellow or orange is lovely for the color and a sweeter flavor)
- 2 large mangos (learn how to cut a mango here)
- 1-2 tomatoes
- 1 jalapeno or other hot pepper of choice
- 1/2 red onion
- juice of 2 limes
- large handful of cilantro
- 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) sweet white corn
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 avocados (wait to dice until ready to serve)
- salt and pepper to taste
Making the Mango Avocado Salsa
Step 1: Dice bell pepper, mangos, and tomatoes. into small pieces similar in size.
Step 2: Remove seeds and dice hot pepper into very small pieces. Dice red onion and cilantro into very small pieces as well.
Step 3: Stir together all ingredients except for the avocado.
Step 4: Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Step 5: Dice avocado and stir into salsa. Serve immediately!
Using Mango in this Recipe
Mangos have a unique sweet and creamy taste. They are refreshing in this recipe and give a tropical twist to an otherwise traditional tomato salsa. Mangos can be tricky to cut, but I have a fool-proof method for cutting up mangos. Be sure to check that out so that you can make the most of your mangos and use all of their juicy goodness in this salsa recipe.
How to Serve Mango Avocado Salsa
My go to dinner for serving this flavor packed salsa is Carnitas Tacos. We make carnitas in the slow cooker or in the Instant Pot and either way, they’re absolutely delicious in a taco shell with a big spoonful of mango avocado salsa on top. The salsa is also superb with a grilled or baked filet of salmon or grilled chicken breast. You will probably find yourself going back for more salsa and it is just fine to scoop it up with tortilla chips.
Storage and Leftovers
Keep any leftover salsa in the refrigerator with a tightly sealed cover – either a lid or plastic wrap. The avocados may start to discolor (although the lime juice does a pretty good job combating the brown), but the salsa will still be good for several days.