The ultimate summer appetizer — this Pineapple Watermelon Salsa is like a vacation for your taste buds!
Tropical Watermelon Salsa
With a Hispanic husband (who also happens to be a talented cook), we eat a lot of salsa (usually spicy!) in our house. We are also the go-to location for family gatherings, again because my husband has built quite the reputation with his food.
However, not everyone can handle the heat, so when entertaining, it’s helpful to offer milder alternatives that all guests can enjoy. That’s where this sweet Pineapple Watermelon Salsa comes into play.
But honestly, this stuff is darn good even if you normally prefer the spicier variety! (Though I do include options in the recipe below to kick up the heat a notch if you like).
This simple, fresh Watermelon Salsa recipe adds a sweet and tangy kick to just about any meal, or of course you can serve as an appetizer with chips (try it with plantain chips!) It’s easy to make, delicious, and so much healthier than other condiments!
Related: Perfect Mexican Rice Recipe <– You’ve got to try it! My husband spent years tweaking this recipe until he got it just right!
Watermelon Salsa Ingredients
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Family Size (Serves 2-4)
- 1/2 red onion; diced
- 2 cups watermelon; diced
- 2 cups pineapple; diced
- 2 mangos; diced
- 1/3 cup cilantro
- 2 limes; juiced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
- 1-2 teaspoon honey
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A free printable copy of our watermelon salsa recipe is available at the bottom of the post.
Keep reading for photo step-by-step instructions, prep tips, and BONUS party-size recipe or click here to jump to printable recipe.
Pineapple Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Dice red onion, watermelon, mango, and pineapples and add to a large mixing bowl. Stir gently to combine, taking care not to bruise the fruit.
Make it spicy — Add 1 diced jalapeño to the mix for an extra kick!
Squeeze juice from limes into a small mixing bowl.
TIP: For easier juicing, cut each lime in half, then use a fork to stab the flesh of the lime before squeezing. This loosens up the fruit and releases the juice.
Whisk lime juice together with chopped cilantro.
Optional: Add 1-2 teaspoons honey for a little extra sweetness. Add more or less honey depending on the size of your batch of salsa).
Pour lime juice over fruit in large mixing bowl and toss until well coated.
Enjoy immediately or store in refrigerator until needed.
How to Make a Party-Size Portion
Party Size (Serves 8-12)
- 1 red onion; diced
- 1 whole small seedless watermelon; diced
- 1 whole pineapple; diced
- 3 mangos; diced
- 1 cup cilantro; chopped
- 4 limes; juiced
Follow the same directions as our smaller family-size portion, but use the party-size ingredient list above.
Related: For another delicious and healthy appetizer, try our Roasted Beet Hummus recipe too!
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Pineapple Watermelon Salsa
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 cups watermelon diced
- 2 cups pineapple diced
- 2 mangos diced
- 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
- 2 limes juiced
- Add diced red onion, watermelon, mango, and pineapples to a large mixing bowl. Stir gently to combine.
- Squeeze juice from limes into a small mixing bowl and add chopped cilantro. Whisk together.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons honey for a little extra sweetness, if desired.
- Pour lime juice mixture over fruit in large mixing bowl and toss until well coated.
- Enjoy immediately or store in refrigerator until needed.
Make it a party with our Tropical Rum Punch recipe:
Or our Classic Ambrosia Salad recipe: