Mango Salsa (Fresh Mango Salad)

“When Mangoes are in season, make the most of it” and that is our mantra! Salads, desserts, curries, ice-creams – go all out and have a Mango-fest 🙂
This salsa is not from Indian Cuisine but the flavors are right on and fit so beautifully into it. Another amazing dish showing-off the diversity of the King of Fruits.


Ripe Mango – 1 cup, cubed
Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup, diced
Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Jalapenos – to taste, chopped fine
Cilantro – to taste, chopped fine
Mint – few leaves, chopped fine
Roasted and Powdered Cumin Seeds – to taste
Salt – to taste
Lime or Lemon Juice – to taste


1. In a bowl, mix in all of the above ingredients.
2. Toss and chill for 25-30 minutes.
3. Serve with some Tortilla Chips, tacos, salad or an accompaniment with grilled food.


This salad goes so well with an Indian meal and is very similar to Kachumber.

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0 thoughts on “Mango Salsa (Fresh Mango Salad)

  1. Hi lovely lady’s

    Thanks for sharing this great and very tasty recipe. I had a mix of of black pepper/lemon lying around in my kitchen and added that to. Hmmmmmmmmm!

  2. We had nectarine at home. My daughter saw this video and surprised me with “nectarine salsa”! It was very tasty. Thanks for inspiring her 🙂

  3. Wow… thats a wonderful recipe…

    We are going for a grill potluck party today, so perfect time to make this…. But I dont have any Red bell peppers in hand, Can I substitute it with green one?

    1. Hi Sunita,

      Sorry for the late response…yes, green bell peppers are fine to use. The red ones tend to have a slightly sweeter flavor.

  4. mam………..ur mango salsa is owsme……….at my hme evrybody is fond of mango salsa nw……:):):):):) yummiiieeeee salad……i just love it…..

  5. Hi Hetal & Anuja,

    I have a big party this weekend expecting 50 guests..planning on making this as a starter..
    Do you think making this ahead of time (a day before) and refrigerating it is a good idea?
    I wanted to make something for which I dont need to do anything at the time when I have to serve it. Do you have any other suggestions for a quick starter?

    1. Hi Amrita,

      Yes, you can definitely make this a day ahead. In fact, sometimes, it tastes good when it marinates for awhile. Do not make it too far in advance, though. I can think of a couple of things right off hand…spinach and artichoke dip, pizza dip, hummus and pita chips. Please take a look at our “Appetizers” tab for more ideas. Good luck with your party.

  6. looks sssssssoooooo yummy, can’t wait to try it for tomorrows grill party 🙂 thanks Anuja & Hetal, keep coming!

  7. hi Hetal & Anuja

    thanks for the great recipe. where can i find rosted cumin powder? i live in CA and it is hard to get in Indian store.


    1. Hi Sweete,

      You can make your own roasted cumin powder. Just dry roast cumin seeds in a skillet until lightly brown and fragrant. Allow them to cool and grind them either in a spice/coffee grinder or by using a mortar/pestle.

      1. thanks for your time Hetal to let me know about roasted cumin poweder. hope you and Anjua have a great weekend:)

  8. Hi Hetal and Anuja. This is my first opportunity watching your show. Thank you, thank you!!! I love everything I’ve seen in the last hour and a half..that I should’ve been doing other things. Oh well, changing the grocery list now. I have one quick question. I love Peach Mango Salsa. Would the ingredients remain the same? Maybe half Mango and half fresh peach? What do you think?
    Once again, thanks. Beautiful food and beautiful ladies.

    1. Hi Leslie,

      Yes, you can definitely substitute some peaches for half the mangoes. You may want to peel the peaches. Since most of the ingredients are to taste, you can adjust them according to the sweetness of the peaches and mangoes.

  9. Hi Hetal and anuja,
    Sorry for such a basic question. I am new here in US. Can you please tell me from where do you buy mangoes? If going to buy from american grocery market which type of mangoes will taste as sweet as alfanso mangoes in India?

    1. Hi Richa,

      We always buy our mangoes from the local Indian store. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of choices in the type of mango that is available. They usually come in a box with 9. If you can find it, the Kent variety is very good…hardly any fibers and very sweet.

  10. My neighbors gave us some mangoes and i made the salsa. It tasted just divine!! totally quirky but awesome combination. how did you come up with such an idea?

    Cant wait to try it with other fruits now. that’s what i like about these recipes on your show, the base is given to us and we can have a field day with the recipe. added a pinch of chaat masala too to it:)

    thank yous and bless you:)

  11. I was just thinking mango salsa when I saw your recipe. I mix vinegar, sugar and chopped
    red chillies and pour over the salad. I want to thank you ladies for inspiring me to
    cook traditional recipes like daal dohkri , poha chivda and burfee again. Hard recipes made easy. Your ingredients are very precise so recipes always turn out good. Love your website!

  12. Hetal and Anuja..I am a great fan of you both.You both make cooking know what? whenever i cook i tell myself “Now add a pinch of cumin powder..wowwwwwwww it smells yummmm”” just like how you guys talk:-) 🙂 makes my cooking even more interesting!!! love you guys.keep posting more.

      1. yes…
        I do the same thing…even my 8 years daughter tells herself while searving her plate. She says- “take some rice and some curry at one corner of your plate, and fill rest of your plate with dessert….wowwwww….smells yummmm….
        My husband tells me sometimes “thanks for adding
        a bunch of problems to my life.”…Ha…ha…ha…
        Our entire family do copy of Hetal-Anuja.
        We like SMTC a lot.

  13. Oh ! dear Mango should have been my middle name, this fruit does me sooooooo well!!!I AM A MANGO LOVER to death !! Anyone else on the same boat.!!

  14. This is a very delicious salad, but one can add alittle bit of imagination & create just about anything interesting, the thing I like about this site is you do show dishes to start of with & from there anyone can take the dishes to very inspiring level.I must thank you very much for adding something in variation when ever time avails you.Hard work indeed. Good luck in all you do.

  15. You can make the same thing out of ripe pears & add fresh peas as a bonus..Same formula as shown here + add all the spices shown.

  16. Thanks Anuja and Hetal, Will surely try this one too..These day before I start cooking I seem to browse through your website first:)..Thanks again for improving my cooking.

  17. Hi, i think lime/lemon juice goes better with tomato salsa so i use rice wine vinegar in mango salsa… try it and you’ll see there is a more appropriate tartness for the mango 🙂 Also, fresh ground pepper really accents mango salsa.

  18. Hi
    Mango salsa my fav. Thanks for showing me how to make them. Now I can make them whenever I want.
    Keep Rocking,

  19. Hi Ladies,

    I tried mango salsa but not adding cumin powder,im lucky to eat since im pregnant…:) you know how much i have cravings for magoes…
    By the way could please suggest latest baby tired by googling dialy..


    1. Congratulations Sudha! We both had our kids awhile back so not sure how “modern” our baby name suggestions would be :). I love my son’s name (Ayan). It is another name for Brahma.

      1. Nice and easy to pronounce! I did not know the meaning.

        Hetal, you may want to suggest a name for baby girl too :->)

        1. R,

          I named my daughter after her birth rashi however if I were just choosing a name I like a lot that is easy to pronounce also I would have chosen ‘Bella’ which is Indian and American or ‘Pia’ which is new to me and I heard it in an Indian movie and on American Idol with a contestant name Pia. There is a great website called which has a lot of Indian baby names as well.

          By the way, great refreshing recipe 🙂

  20. I have just recently signed up for your videos and I just love them. The two of you are great and present the recipes in a way that is easy to understand. I cannot wait to try them. This salsa looks fantastic.

  21. Hi,
    Hetal and Anuja
    I love you both just b’z of you guys right now i am able to make all food so thanks a lot for your videos I dont know how to cook but i am following your videos form the last 2 years and now i can say i am good in cooking thanks onces again

  22. HI ANUJA, yummy salsa, will try it soon.
    in this video, i thought that you were not being yourself…funny,and masti karne wali….so please ignore those stupid comments and be yourself…i love the way you actually are,…and i m sure hundreds of your viewers will agree with me. you dear… your friend.

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