Mango Pineapple Salsa is a delicious twist on a classic. Fresh, sweet, and colorful, this salsa is perfect with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.
I have a new love in my life! I'm talking about this Mango Pineapple Salsa. I've been going crazy for this flavor combination. The sweet and spicy combo is an absolute winner. This salsa is so fresh and colorful.
- Mango - so sweet and delicious. Adds beautiful color too!
- Pineapple - sweet and juicy. Pairs beautifully with mango.
- Red onion - adds texture with mild heat. Adds a punch of purple color.
- Pickled jalapenos - provides a more mild heat and a sweet but acidic bite. For more heat, use raw jalapeno.
- Lime juice - adds some acidity and brightens up all of the other flavors.
- Cilantro - I love the flavor and the freshness and bright green color. If you are not a fan of cilantro, add parsley instead.
How to cut mango
Mangos can be intimidating to cut. They have a pit that runs the length of the fruit from the top stem to the bottom. We want to cut around the stem, creating two pieces.
- When selecting a mango at the supermarket, look for mangos that give slightly when squeezed. These mangos are ripe. A mango that doesn't give when gently squeezed is not ripe - skip those.
- With the stem on top, move out about ¼ inch from the stem and make a cut from top to bottom. Repeat this cut on the other side. You will have two halves. Then, slice the mango off of the other two sides.
- To remove the flesh from the skin: take one piece and make parallel cuts through the flesh to the skin, without cutting through the skin. Turn the mango 90 degrees and make another set of cuts. The cuts will look like a diamond pattern.
- Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh. This is the easiest method. Alternatively, fold the mango back, popping the cut cubes of mango forward. Use a small paring knife to separate the fruit from the skin.
- Repeat with the remaining pieces.
How to serve
There are so many ways to enjoy this salsa, so I recommend making a double batch!
- Grab a bag of tortilla chips - snack time doesn't get any better than chips and salsa - sweet and salty!
- Chicken, shrimp, or fish tacos - a delicious way to add a fresh twist to taco night.
- Nachos - this salsa is a wonderful addition to these Barbecue Chicken Nachos.
- Grilled chicken or fish - serve salsa on top of grilled chicken or fish for a delicious summer dinner. Try this Mango Salsa Chicken.
- Fruit salad - serve by itself as fruit salad - with a little spicy kick. So refreshing on these hot summer days.
This salsa is SO delicious and has quickly become a family favorite. You will want to add this to your snack rotation for Labor Day or your menu for game day... football season is upon us.
More summer fruit recipes
- Grilled Peaches with Goat Cheese and Mint Thyme Honey
- Baked Berries with Puff Pastry Cinnamon Croutons
- Watermelon and Feta Salad with Jalapeno Lime Syrup
- Berry Fruit Salad with Mint Syrup
- Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
Mango Pineapple Salsa
- 2 mangos (diced)
- 1 pineapple (diced)
- ½ cup finely diced red onion
- ¼-1/3 cup finely diced pickled jalapenos
- 1 lime (zest and juice)
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- salt (to taste)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the diced mango, pineapple, onion, and pickled jalapenos. Toss together. Add the zest and juice of the lime and salt to taste. Stir in the cilantro.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Will keep for 3-4 days.
Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending upon the exact amounts and specific ingredients used.