5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Without Tomatoes Recipe

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Want to make a vibrant, flavourful salsa without tomatoes? Then this mango salsa may definitely hit the spot!

If you don’t like tomatoes, there are no good fresh tomatoes available or you’re simply looking for something a little bit different, this recipe without is sure to be a hit.

This salsa goes incredibly well with some tortilla chips, but it also makes a great topping for things like a salmon fillet. It is very versatile and absolutely delicious – and it’s also incredibly easy to make. The other thing that is great about this salsa without tomatoes is that is requires no special equipment other than a knife!

So whether you’ve sworn off tomatoes (for whatever reasons you may have) or you want some options to serve alongside something like a Mexican restaurant-style salsa or guacamole, this salsa is always a good idea to make!

Mango Salsa
Mango Salsa

How to Make Zesty Mango Salsa (No Tomatoes!)

The first step is to prep your mangoes. I call for two large mangoes, but if you have the smaller, yellow mangoes, then use three of them depending on the size.

I know that cutting a mango can be a bit daunting for many, so I recommend slicing a small bit off the pointy end of the mango so you have a flat surface in which to stand it up – it’s much safer this way!

Ingredients for this mango salsa
Ingredients for this mango salsa

Cut along either side of the seed of the mango. Then gently run your knife around the seed to remove the peel. Cut the flesh off of the seed and dice it small.

Then, use a spoon to scoop out the mango flesh on each side of the mango. Discard the peels and finely dice the flesh. Add the diced mango to a small bowl.

Chopping up the mango
Chopping up the mango

Next, finely dice a shallot. If you don’t have or don’t want to use shallots, a red onion works well here, too.

I would recommend using only half of a red onion, however, unless it is a smaller one. They tend to be larger than shallots and you don’t want the onion flavour to be overpowering. Add the onion to the bowl.

Adding the shallots to the bowl
Adding the shallots to the bowl

Now, it’s time to dice a jalapeño.

Unless you either know you want your salsa very spicy or your jalapeños don’t have a lot of heat to them, it’s best practice to scoop the ribs and seeds out first (and set them aside) before dicing the jalapeño. Add the jalapeño to the bowl with mango.

Adding the jalapeno to the bowl
Adding the jalapeno to the bowl

And finally, dice a good amount of fresh cilantro and add it to the bowl.

I personally find cilantro to be an absolutely essential ingredient in any salsa, but I do understand there are people who cannot stand it. For colour’s sake, you can add a bit of flat-leaf parsley, but it will change the flavour profile slightly.

Adding cilantro to the bowl
Adding cilantro to the bowl

Once you’ve added the cilantro, squeeze in a bit of lime juice and stir everything to combine.

Taste the salsa and decide if you want to add a few of the reserved jalapeño ribs and seeds to add some heat. This is also a good time to adjust for salt and pepper.

After you’re happy with the flavours of the salsa, it is ready to serve! This salsa is great eaten with tortilla chips, but is also goes great atop something like marinated salmon!

Mango Salsa Without Tomatoes

Mango Salsa Without Tomatoes

This zesty mango salsa is a great alternative if you're looking for a salsa without using tomatoes. Utilising delicious fresh mangos, plenty of herbs and lime, this is sure to become a favourite.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 large ripe mangoes diced
  • 2 small shallots finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced, seeds and ribs removed and reserved
  • 1 tbsp cilantro/coriander chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice


  • Add the diced mango, shallots, jalapeño and cilantro to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Pour over lime juice and stir to combine.
    Adding cilantro to the bowl
  • Taste and add salt and pepper where needed. If desired, chop and add some or all of the reserved jalapeño seeds and ribs in increments to reach the desired heat level. Serve.
    Mango Salsa Without Tomatoes



Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is automatically generated and provided as guidance only. Accuracy is not guaranteed.

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And that is how you make a delicious, 5-ingredient mango salsa! As you can see, it is incredibly easy and really bright and flavourful.

Are you wondering how to make a lovely salsa with no tomatoes? Have any questions about this recipe? Let me know in the comments!

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Maggie is the creator behind No Frills Kitchen. She is a world traveller, home cook and recipe developer who loves to experiment with new cuisines and techniques at every chance she gets. No stranger to improvising and making do with the equipment and ingredients she has available, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Read More

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