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Mango Salsa Salmon Recipe

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You are going to LOVE the sweet, savory, and spicy flavors in this mango salsa salmon! Not only is this salmon with mango salsa a fresh and bright meal, but it’s incredibly easy to make and made with just a handful of basic ingredients. Adjust the spice level to fit your preferences and serve it family style for a great family dinner. My fish tacos with mango salsa is a similarly delicious and nutritious meal.

Once you try the salmon and fresh mango salsa, be sure to give my other popular salmon recipes a try (baked panko salmon, furikake salmon, salmon with dill butter, and salmon stir fry) next time.

Plate with mango salsa salmon over rice.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What You’ll Love About Mango Salsa Salmon

  • Bright and fresh meal
  • Sweet, savory, and spicy flavors
  • Fun way to switch up salmon
  • Made with basic ingredients
  • Just 10 minutes prep time
  • Less than 20 minutes total time
Plate with rice and salmon with mango salsa.


You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to make this mango salsa salmon recipe:

  • Mango – Fresh mango is best, but you could use canned or frozen mango in a pinch, but fresh is definitely recommended.
  • Red onion – This helps add a bit of savory bite to the mango salsa. If it’s a little too much, you can use half of the amount or soak the diced onion in cold water for 5 minutes to help lessen the bite.
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro is a must!
  • Jalapeño – Use more or less jalapeño depending on your heat preference.
  • Lime – Use fresh lime juice for best flavor.
  • Salmon – Look for 4-6 ounce salmon fillets. Buy the highest quality you can.
  • Oil – You can use any vegetable oil that can be cooked at high heat.
  • Sea salt
  • Extras – If you want to bulk up your mango salsa, try adding diced bell peppers, diced cucumber, and/or avocado chunks.
Ingredients to make salmon with mango salsa.

How to Make Mango Salsa Salmon

Let’s make this mango salsa with salmon!

  • Make mango salsa for salmon. In a medium bowl, toss together diced mango, red onion, and jalapeno. Drizzle lime juice over the top and gently stir in cilantro.
Mango salsa for salmon in bowl.
  • Pan sear salmon. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon skin side up to pan and cook for about 4 minutes, until it has a nice crust and is golden brown. Carefully flip over and cook on the other side for another 2-4 minutes, until cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Serve. Serve salmon over rice and top with mango salsa.
Mango salsa on salmon over rice.

Air Fried or Grilled Salmon Mango Salsa

Whether you prefer to grill the salmon or cook it in the air fryer, I’ve got you. My air fryer salmon recipe doesn’t even require you to thaw the salmon!

For grilled salmon, you have a few options:

  • Grilled salmon in foil – Follow directions, but omit the asparagus and season simply with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • Grilled salmon – Make a small tray out of aluminum foil (or use grill pan) and place salmon fillets on top. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper and grill for about 8-10 minutes. (I prefer this method over grilling it directly, but you can also grill it directly, just make sure the grates are clean and

Storage Instructions

Store the salmon in the refrigerator for 1-2 days and the mango salsa for up to a day.

How to reheat

Reheat salmon in a hot skillet or a 350 degree F oven until heated through.

Can you freeze salmon?

The cooked salmon can be frozen in an airtight container (stasher bags work well) for 2-3 months.

Dish of rice with salmon and mango salsa.

How to Serve Salmon with Mango Salsa to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

I distinctly remember sharing the before/after plates for this meal on instagram, because I thought it was odd that my mango-loving kids weren’t interested in trying the mango salsa. As always, I served everything family-style, so everyone could decide what goes on their plate.

If mango salsa is a new food, they may not try it the first time! This is normal and ok.

All of my articles on feeding kids can be found here and if you want a FULL list of all of the videos I have with hacks, tips, scripts, and ideas for feeding kids, check out my instagram or tiktok page.

What to Serve with Mango Salsa Salmon

Serve this salmon and mango salsa recipe with a few simple sides:

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Helpful Tools to Make Mango Salsa with Salmon

  • 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan – I use this pan just about every day, it’s one of my favorites and is the BEST quality.
  • Citrus Juicer – A must for getting every bit of juice out of your citrus. I also use it for my virgin margarita recipe.
  • Rice Maker – Quite possibly my favorite appliance of 2022, we use this about once a week!

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Plate with mango salsa salmon over rice.

Mango Salsa Salmon Recipe

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This quick and easy mango salsa salmon is made with simple ingredients and takes less than 20 min. It’s sweet, savory, and spicy all at once!


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For the mango salsa: 

  • 2 cups diced mango
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. finely diced jalapeño (more or less depending on spice preference)
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice

For the salmon: 

  • 16 oz. salmon filets
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

For serving: 

  • rice


  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together diced mango, red onion, and jalapeno. Drizzle lime juice over the top and fold in cilantro until combined. Set aside or chill in fridge.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add salmon, skin side up to pan and cook for about 4 minutes, until golden brown. Carefully flip over and cook on the other side for another 2-4 minutes, until cooked through, flakes easily and has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F
  4. Serve salmon over rice and spoon mango salsa over the top.


  • Nutrition facts do not include rice or other sides.

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Photo Credit: All photos in this post were take by Loren at Sweet Rustic Bakes

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