Mango Habanero Salsa

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Mango Habanero Salsa combines spicy and sweet flavors for a tangy sauce you can use for just about anything. From tortilla chips to tacos, this salsa has just what you need for your next party or gathering.

A colorful bowl of fresh mango habanero salsa with red onion and herbs.

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Why this Easy Mango Habanero Salsa Recipe is a Keeper

This chunky salsa combines ripe mango with spicy habanero peppers

  • 5 Minute Salsa: After prepping your ingredients, it doesn’t take long to create a spicy salsa with mango and habanero flavors.
  • Easy Ingredients: All of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen or local grocery store.
  • Party Pleaser: Your friends and party guests will love this salsa with its fresh flavors and bold kick.

If you’re looking for more salsa and condiment recipes, try these: Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips, Pico de Gallo, and Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos.

How do I Pick the Freshest Mango?

A bowl of mango habanero salsa garnished with lime and cilantro.

To make this tangy salsa recipe, you must have just the right mangoes. When buying mangos at the store, feel the mango to make sure it’s firm, but slightly soft. Avoid flat mangos and choose one that’s round, with a slight sweet smell. Depending on the variety of mango, the color will be different depending on the level of ripeness, so make sure the mango you choose is the right color for its variety.

Spicy Salsa Ingredient Notes

This flavorful salsa is made with fresh ingredients, including juicy mangoes and fiery habanero peppers. This homemade mango habanero salsa recipe comes together to make the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and goes great with your favorite tortilla chips. Here are just a few reasons why you’ll love this recipe for chunky mango habanero salsa:

Prepped ingredients for a recipe, including diced mango, onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, lime, and cilantro in separate bowls for mango habanero salsa.
  • Mango: Peel, core, and cut the mango to make fresh salsa. You can use frozen mango, but a fresh mango is typically the best for this homemade mango habanero salsa.
  • Habanero Pepper: Habanero peppers are sometimes used in traditional salsa. They are very spicy, so you only need one habanero to make the salsa. Remove the seeds and finely dice the pepper. When you chop spicy habanero peppers, make sure to wear gloves.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for Roasted Mango Habanero Salsa

  • Peppers: Make this salsa without habaneros and use different peppers to adjust the spice level of your salsa. Depending on the pepper you use, your salsa can be spicier or more mild.

Special Equipment Needed for this Pico de Gallo

  • Vegetable Chopper: Use a vegetable chopper to finely chop and combine your vegetables. You can also put your vegetables in the blender or food processor for a smooth salsa.

Fun Fact

The sugary quality of the mango will help limit the acidity of your salsa.

How to Make Mango Habanero Salsa

This spicy mango salsa recipe works with the heat of the habanero chili pepper and sweetness of the mango, along with a handful of ingredients, to make a tropical salsa that goes great with anything.

These are the basic steps for making mango habanero salsa. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Four bowls containing different chopped vegetables: diced yellow squash, red onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper mixed with mango habanero salsa, numbered 1 through 4 respectively.

1. Combine Salsa Ingredients

Place all ingredients for salsa in a small bowl and stir to combine: fresh lime juice, cilantro, red bell pepper, red onion, mango, garlic, and All Purpose Seasoning. Cover and refrigerate, or store leftover salsa in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. The salsa can be made up to 2 days before serving.

Three-step food preparation process: 1) chopped cilantro in a bowl, 2) sliced lime held by fingers, 3) diced vegetables and herbs for mango habanero salsa in a

Habanero Mango Salsa Recipe FAQs

It’s easiest to use a veggie chopper to chop the vegetables and mango. However, you can use a large knife if you don’t have one for a chunkier salsa.

Enjoy the salsa with tortilla chips, or use it to top fish tacos, quesadillas, and other meals. Store in an airtight container after making and use over the course of two days.

Yes; habanero peppers are very hot, and the heat from the habanero makes this type of salsa taste incredibly spicy. However, if you want a somewhat milder salsa, you can swap out the habanero for serrano pepper or jalapeno peppers instead.

A colorful bowl of fresh mango habanero salsa with red onion and herbs.

Expert Tips for Making Spicy Mango Salsa

  • Pineapple Salsa: For a sweet and spicy twist, feel free to add more diced fruit, like pineapple or peaches. You can also add flavor to the salsa with black beans, avocado, or add extra habanero to make this mango salsa recipe to make the salsa spicier. You can also make roasted vegetables to get the best flavor for this salsa.
  • Roasted Mango Habanero Salsa Recipe: Roast the peppers before combining the salsa to give it a milder flavor.

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Mango Habanero Salsa

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Mango Habanero Salsa combines spicy and sweet flavors for a tangy sauce you can use for just about anything. From tortilla chips to tacos, this salsa has just what you need for your next party or gathering.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Mangoes, peeled, cored, and finely diced
  • ½ cup Red Onion, finely minced
  • ½ cup Red Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Habanero Pepper, seeded and finely minced
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for salsa in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. This can be made up to 2 days before.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 911IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic-inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients, and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible to the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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