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Easy Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe 

Quick and easy mango pineapple salsa that is refreshing and tropical inspired! Perfect for appetizers, on top of tacos, or to elevate main courses. 

This is a great recipe totally bursting with fresh flavors that uses simple grocery store fresh ingredients like sweet mangoes, fresh limes, and pineapple. 

Side view of the finished mango pineapple salsa in a blue bowl on a table filled with chips and fresh flowers.
Bowl of mango pineapple salsa ready for a party.

This mango pineapple salsa is so easy to make, so refreshing, and really healthy, too! My family loves this salsa. With under 10 ingredients, it comes together quickly and is a delicious appetizer to serve alongside vegan queso dip with tortilla chips, and you can’t forget to pop this on top of burrito bowls or tacos! 

Why You’ll Love this Mango Pineapple Salsa

  • Quick and easy to make 
  • Bright and refreshing flavors 
  • Pairs perfectly with so many recipes 

Ingredients 

Here is a quick rundown of what ingredients you’ll need to make this Mango Pineapple Salsa recipe. See the recipe card for the exact measurements. 

Ingredients for the mango pineapple salsa are in various bowls and containers on a wood surface. Black and white labels have been added to name each ingredient.
Ingredients on the table ready to be made.
  • Tomatoes: I love adding tomatoes to this salsa, especially in the summer when the tomatoes are the best! Try to use smaller, sweet tomatoes to compliment the sweetness of the mango and pineapple. 
  • Mango: Fresh mango is the best for this salsa. Frozen mango will also work, just make sure to thaw it completely before adding it to the salsa. 
  • Pineapple: Fresh or canned pineapple work great in this recipe. You can even grill the pineapple rings for some extra smoky, caramelized flavor! If using canned, make sure to drain and pat the pineapple dry as canned pineapple can have excess liquid. 
  • Red Onion + Red Pepper: The onion and pepper give this salsa a tangy taste and a crunchy texture. 
  • Lime: I recommend using fresh lime juice for this dish. You can use either limes or key limes for an even sweeter touch! You can use lime juice from a bottle in a pinch. 
  • Jalapeño Peppers (optional): This adds a little heat to the salsa. I like to use pickled jalapeño peppers for that tang that pickled veggies gives. Use the seeds or remove them to adjust for your own preferred heat level.  
  • Fresh Cilantro: You can use dried if needed, just use a teaspoon. 
  • Sea Salt + Pepper to taste 

Variations

  • Mint to replace the cilantro: if you are not a fan of cilantro, fresh mint is the perfect alternative in this salsa. 
  • Avocados: Add in a roughly diced avocado for a more creamy texture.
  • Habanero: To amp up the spiciness of this salsa, add some habaneros in addition to jalapeño peppers fora. spicy mango salsa. 

Instructions 

Make sure to check out the recipe card below for the full recipe and ingredient list.

Making this salsa is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

  1. Add the ingredients. Into a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, pineapple, mango, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and salt + pepper. 
  2. Mix. Stir this together until you thoroughly combine the ingredients. 
  3. Serve. Serve this either immediately or let it rest for 30 minutes to combine flavors. Enjoy! 
A glass bowl on a wood table is filled with the ingredients for the salsa before mixing it together.
Salsa before being mixed together.
A glass bowl on a wood table is filled with the finished salsa.
Salsa all finished.

Tip! I don’t recommend using a food processor for this recipe. I find that my tomatoes especially get pulverized and don’t retain that chunkiness. However, if you like a more blended salsa, feel free to use a food processor. 

What to serve with mango pineapple salsa? 

  • As an appetizer: One of the easiest methods for serving this salsa is as an appetizer with your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Tacos + Burrito Bowls: There is no better combination (in my opinion) than this salsa on top of a burrito bowl or on top of a tofu taco. 
  • Rice Bowls: Add a few spoonfuls of this salsa to your favorite rice + veggie bowls for a refreshing pop! 
The finished salsa in a small blue bowl on a table filled with chips and fresh flowers.
Looking down at a party scene with mango salsa.

FAQs

What can I use in place of a mango in mango salsa? 

If you don’t have any ripe or frozen mangoes, extra pineapple is the perfect substitute. You can also use some dragon fruit for a really unique twist! 

Can I freeze this salsa? 

I don’t recommend freezing salsa as the freezing and thawing can result in a grainy salsa. 

How to Store + Make Ahead 

This fresh fruit salsa is the perfect recipe to make at the beginning of the week and enjoy with multiple meals. 

  • Make Ahead: make this recipe up to 24 hours in advance. The flavors will blend together the longer it rests. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. 
  • Store: Transfer any leftover salsa into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. When ready to serve, give it a quick stir and taste for seasoning. Another pinch of salt may be necessary as fruit salsa tends to lose salt in longer storage.

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Side view of the finished mango pineapple salsa in a blue bowl on a table filled with chips and fresh flowers.

Easy Mango Pineapple Salsa

Quick and easy mango pineapple salsa that is refreshing and tropical inspired! Perfect for appetizers, on top of tacos, or to elevate main courses.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dips, quick meals, side dishes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 27kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tomatoes diced, cherry tomatoes are my favorite
  • 1 cup mango diced, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple diced, fresh or canned
  • ½ cup red pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeño diced, optional
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the ingredients. Wash and finely dice the tomatoes, mango, pineapple, red pepper, jalapeño (if using), and red onion. Roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Mix. Into a large bowl, add the tomatoes, mango, pineapple, red pepper, jalapeño (if using), red onion, and fresh cilantro. Squeeze the lime juice over top. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  • Serve. Serve immediately or let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the flavors combine. Enjoy!

Notes

  • How to Store + Make Ahead
    • Make Ahead: make this recipe up to 24 hours in advance. The flavors will blend together the longer it rests. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
    • Store: Transfer any leftover salsa into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. When ready to serve, give it a quick stir and taste for seasoning. Another pinch of salt may be necessary as fruit salsa tends to lose salt in longer storage.
  • Variations 
    • Mint to replace the cilantro: if you are not a fan of cilantro, fresh mint is the perfect alternative in this salsa. 
    • Avocados: Add in a roughly diced avocado for a more creamy texture.
    • Habanero: To amp up the spiciness of this salsa, add some habaneros in addition to jalapeño peppers fora. spicy mango salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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