This mildly sweet, refreshingly tropical salsa is packed with flavor, with just a hint of spice. It’s the perfect taco topping or for dipping tortilla chips!
Pineapple Mango 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.
This mild salsa is a blend of sweet tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, and watermelon. They’re diced and tossed together with lime juice, cilantro, and red onions for the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
Made with fresh ingredients, this simple, fresh salsa recipe adds a sweet and tangy kick to just about any meal. It is also fabulous as an appetizer with tortilla chips or plantain chips. It’s easy to make, delicious, and healthy!
It is also fabulous on shrimp or fish tacos, which play well with the tropical notes of this fruit salsa!
If you’re looking for a salsa that’s super flavorful, but not spicy, then this pineapple salsa recipe is a must-try!
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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 fresh 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.
Dice red onion, watermelon, mango, and pineapples and add to a large bowl. Stir gently to combine, taking care not to bruise the fruit.
Squeeze juice from limes into a separate small mixing bowl — at least a Tablespoon lime juice. Whisk lime juice together with chopped cilantro.
Pour lime juice over fruit in large mixing bowl and toss until well coated.
Enjoy immediately or store in refrigerator until needed.
- 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.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons honey for a little extra sweetness. Add more or less honey depending on the size of your batch of salsa).
- For those that don’t care for mangoes, feel free to substitute peaches instead.
- Adding a pinch of salt can help bring out the flavors of the fresh fruits and veggies. Just a pinch is all it takes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is This Salsa Spicy?
The base recipe is not spicy at all, so it is a great kid-friendly salsa!
If you’d like to add a bit of heat, add one diced jalapeño pepper to the mix, along with the chopped fruit and red onion.
We usually de-seed our jalapenos first, to make them a little less spicy, but keep all of that awesome flavor.
I also recommend wearing gloves when cutting the peppers, as the oils from the jalapeno pepper can stay on skin and cause irritation.
How Long Does Homemade Salsa Stay Good?
Keep this fresh pineapple salsa refrigerated in an airtight container. When stored in the refrigerator, it will stay fresh for up to a week.
You can tell that salsa has gone bad if it smells “off” or has a sour taste.
How Do You Make a Party-Size Serving?
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.
Can You Use Canned Fruit?
Sure! While we prefer fresh when possible, you can swap out with canned pineapple if needed. Look for fruit that is in water, not syrup.
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Pineapple Mango Salsa
- 2 Mixing bowls
- 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.
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