Recipe for Fresh Tomato Mango Salsa (So Easy!) – Good Life Eats

Cooked tomato mango salsa recipe

This fresh tomato and mango sauce is a great way to enjoy a sweeter touch in a classic and thick fresh sauce. Serve this tomato mango sauce recipe as an appetizer or snack with tortilla chips or try one of the fun suggestions for serving main courses below.

Making this tomato and mango sauce recipe


Logan is playing with a friend next door while Madeline enjoys her afternoon nap. That gives me a few minutes to tell you about one of my biggest food weaknesses: French fries and salsa!

And it’s not even so much the chips, although I quite enjoy On the Border Chips. It’s so much more about salsa for me, chips are just the vehicle through which sauce reaches my taste buds.


craved chips and gravy when I was pregnant with Logan. It was the only craving I had and an easy one to handle. I remember sometimes taking a spoon to the sauce jar to eat a bite or two because we didn’t have chips.

What I love about tomato and mango


I love making my own sauce! Last year I canned salsa, but I especially love a good fresh sauce.

I can’t wait for my tomato plants to be full of beautiful red, yellow and orange tomatoes waiting to become sauce


The tastiest salsa varieties are usually my favorite. I want the flavor of cilantro, onion and garlic to parade through the juicy tomatoes. I love that fresh taste.

But, I love that the

tomato and mango sauce recipe has all those features with the added bonus of juicy fruit for something different


A little sweet mixed with salty, without making the sauce itself taste too sweet. Yum!

This easy mango sauce recipe is the perfect snack for hot summer days!

What’s in This

Fresh Mango Tomato Sauce This

fresh tomato sauce recipe with mango requires very simple ingredients, but they have a big impact and create a tasty sauce recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • tomatoes
  • Ripe mango
  • Jalapeño pepper Fresh garlic clove
  • Green onions
  • Fresh

  • cilantro Fresh
  • lemon juice
  • Salt and black
  • pepper

For the full list of ingredients and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post to get the FREE printable recipe card.

What are the best types of tomatoes to use?

A variety of pasta, such as plum or Roma tomatoes, are best to use in this tomato and mango sauce recipe.

They are less watery, have fewer seeds, and have more meat. Those types of tomato will provide thicker tomato chunks in this fresh mango sauce recipe.

How to Make Tomato and Mango Sauce

This fresh sauce with tomatoes and mangoes is so easy to make! Here’s a quick overview of the recipe:

First, you’ll cut the tomato and mango. Then, combine the tomatoes and mangoes with the jalapeño, garlic, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

That’s all! After stirring, serve the salsa your favorite tortilla chips!

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe on the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for full detailed instructions.



I usually don’t recommend making a bunch of substitutions when preparing a new recipe. When making substitutes, you won’t know if you don’t like the recipe or if the recipe didn’t work out because of a preparation error, a negative effect of the substitute, or something else.

However, if you choose to make substitutions in a recipe, I recommend that you only make one substitute at a time so that it does not have a constructing effect of multiple poor substitutions


Can I use frozen mango in this sauce recipe?

In my opinion, fresh ingredients are what make this recipe.

But, you can definitely substitute thawed, frozen mango if it’s not the right time of year to get ripe mangoes. Your batch of sauce won’t be as sweet or juicy, but it will still work.

Can I use a different type of onion?

sure! I love the way green onions taste in this recipe, but you can use chopped red onion, yellow onion, or white onion instead.

What other peppers work in this recipe?

I like to use jalapeños in this salsa recipe, but you can also try serrano peppers, poblano peppers, anaheim peppers, or roasted peppers instead.

If you don’t want the recipe to be spicy, try green peppers or red peppers.

How to serve this tomato mango sauce

Chips and salsa area

always a favorite and easy appetizer, but there are tons of other ways to enjoy this homemade salsa recipe. Here are some ideas to try:

  • For a fresh fruit dish, prepare and cool Instant Pot Quinoa, then pair it with tomato and mango sauce. For extra protein and bulk, try mixing some black beans.
  • Mix it with grated romaine lettuce for an easy-to-accompany salad with enchiladas
  • .

  • Make a taco salad using this
  • grilled tomato and mango and chicken sauce with cilantro and lime. The

  • tomato and mango sauce would be great to add to Burrito Bowls (I love using this poblano cilantro quinoa instead of rice).
  • Serve this sauce

  • on top of a sliced marinated flank steak for a fruity and sweet contrast with the tasty grilled meat
  • .

  • Mix your typical grilled chicken tacos using this kale sauce and salad with lime and cilantro. You can also try grilled shrimp or steak.
  • It’s a great filling for vegetarian tacos when mixed with black beans.
  • This tomato and mango sauce is delicious used as a grilled fish dressing or in fish tacos (or quinoa taco bowls).

What’s the best way to store leftover tomato and mango sauce? You can store the leftover mango sauce


the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last about 4 days when refrigerated.

You can also store leftovers from this hot mango sauce with tomatoes in the freezer in freezer bags or another freezer-safe container. Just keep in mind that the texture will be different after thawing.

Frozen leftovers will last about 3 months. Defrost in refrigerator before serving.

Try this easy mango sauce with tomato!

Next time you’re looking for a way to use ripe mangoes, try this Tomato and Mango Sauce! Did you love the sweetness of mango combined with ripe tomatoes? Leave a comment below and give it a review so others can see what you think of this homemade sauce.

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Looking for more recipes to enjoy during mango season? Here are a few more of our favorite mango recipes:

More homemade sauce recipe ideas

Homemade sauce

is one of my favorite easy snack ideas. Here are a few more of my favorite salsa recipes you’d like to try:


easy avocado and peach sauce recipe is a delicious way to enjoy those juicy summer peaches

. This

strawberry and mango sauce recipe is a great recipe for any summer barbecue. Ripe mango and sweet strawberries are the perfect combination combined with spicy jalapeño, salted onion, touch of lime and herbaceous cilantro.

This easy black bean sauce is packed with some of my favorite ingredients: black beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, and more!

For a regular tomato sauce, try this restaurant-style sauce recipe. It has a mixture of tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, onion, fresh garlic, cilantro, lime and some other condiments.

This easy zucchini

sauce recipe is a great way to use all that extra zucchini growing in your summer garden.

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