Simple and flavorful mango pineapple salsa is perfect with chips or any Mexican meal. It’s filled with pineapple, mango, onion, cilantro and jalapeño.
One of my favorite snacks is chips and salsa. It is so easy and oh so flavorful. I love this bright and refreshing version on those warm days. Or try it alongside one of these yummy meals: Easy Red Enchiladas, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, or Pork Tamale Casserole.
Our Favorite Sweet Salsa
While warm days may not be my favorite, one thing I do love is all of the no-bake, no-cook recipes I get to make. You’ve probably seen me post a few already. I’m talking salads, pasta salads, ice cream, dips/spreads, finger food, no-bake pies, and anything that can be tossed on the grill.
This salsa is another of those quick and refreshing favorites. It reminds me of a salsa I really loved back in college. There were two Mexican restaurants that were always competing against each other, and what really set the one apart was their sweet mango pineapple salsa. It was divine! Delicious on top of their sweet pulled pork, chicken or even with chips!
I can still taste those nachos I would get and man were they GOOD! ? Simple, flavorful and incredibly delicious!
How to Make Pineapple Salsa
Today’s recipe for pineapple mango salsa is perfect for warm sunny days. There’s absolutely NO cooking or roasting involved.
Simply chop pineapple, mango, onion, cilantro
Add some lime juice and zest, a pinch or two of salt
It’s good to go!
**The only thing about this salsa is that it needs to be eaten within an hour or so of making it. Otherwise the pineapple begins to brown. That definitely shouldn’t be a problem, because this salsa is absolutely delicious, and I’m sure it will be gone in no time!
Other additions: You can add in other summer fruit like fresh peaches, chunks of ripe and creamy avocado, or even some corn.
Can you use canned pineapple? Canned pineapple isn’t ideal because it doesn’t have that same delicious and fresh taste. If you are in the time crunch it may work, just make sure that you use fresh mango so that at least something in the salsa is fresh.
How to lessen the spice level? You can add less jalapeno or even add a bit of honey to the salsa to give it a bit of sweetness to even out the spiciness.
How do you tell when a mango is ripe? A ripe mango will have a bit of give when you squeeze it. It won’t be mushy, but it won’t be hard as a stone either.
Storing Tips + More
STORE this salsa in the fridge in an airtight container so that there is less of a chance for the pineapple to brown as quickly.
Can you freeze it? You can freeze this salsa for up to 3 months. Just be aware that when salsa like that thaws out it will be more watery than firm.
How long does it last? This will only last about 3 days in the fridge because of the fresh fruit that you use.
Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe
- 3 cup pineapple - diced into 1/4-inch chunks
- 2 cup mango - diced into 1/4-inch chunks
- 1/3 cup red onion - finely diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro - coarsely chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper - seeds discarded, minced
- 1 lime - zested and juiced
- 2 tsp olive or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
- In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, mango, onion, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, oil, and sea salt. Gently toss to combine.
- Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Serve within 1 hour of making.