This easy pineapple mango salsa is a simple and refreshing salad, perfect to serve with Mexican and Tex Mex dishes.
This fresh pineapple salsa with mango is a simple but delicious salad. It's perfect to serve as a healthy snack, side dish, or topping for chicken or fish tacos.
Why you'll love it
- Quick and easy side dish
- Super versatile, and can be served with a variety of entrees
- Inexpensive ingredients
- A great way to include more fruit in your diet
- Fresh fruit salsa is a great healthy snack
Mango: Use raw, juicy mango. Mango is ready to eat when it's a little soft to the touch.
Pineapple: Ripe, fresh pineapple is juicy and sweet, perfect for salads. You can buy a whole pineapple, or pineapple chunks. Do not use frozen pineapple.
Red onion: Adds a lot of flavor, and improves the texture of the dish. Can be omitted.
Red bell pepper: Adds some color and crunch. Can be omitted.
Cilantro: These leaves add a lot of flavor to the pineapple salsa. You can omit this if you prefer to make the dish without cilantro.
Lemon juice + lime juice: These add a little flavor, and help the salsa keep fresh for longer. You can choose to use only one of the two if you prefer. Freshly squeezed lemon and lime taste the best, but bottled juice can be used too.
To make the best pineapple and mango salsa, all you have to do is peel and dice the mango, pineapple, cilantro, bell pepper and cilantro.
Combine the vegetables in a salad bowl, and add lemon juice and lime juice to taste.
The salad stores well, but tastes great when served immedately.
- The key to this recipe is to use high quality, perfectly ripe fresh fruit.
- Made sure to dice the onion into small pieces, as large chunks of raw onion can be quite overwhelming.
Pineapple mango salsa is perfect to serve as a side salad, especially with Tex Mex or Mexican food. Here are some of my favorite dishes to pair it with:
- Fish: Baked Swordfish, Pan Fried Hake, Swordfish Tacos, Blackened Swordfish
- Chicken: Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas, Healthy Buffalo Chicken Tacos
- Pork: Pork Carnitas, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- Vegetarian: Air Fryer Bean and Cheese Chimichangas
- Snack: Serve the salsa as a snack with Air Fryer Tortilla Chips or Flaxseed Crackers
Spicy mango salsa: For a spicier version, you can add a raw, diced chili pepper, jalapeno or habanero.
Other fruits or vegetables: As with any salad, you can add any extra fruit or vegetables that you like. Diced tomatoes, avocado and kiwi are excellent options.
Store leftover mango and pineapple salsa in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Serve the salad cold as a side dish with any meal that you like. You can also enjoy it as a healthy snack, or add the salsa to wraps or other dishes.
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely. If you don't have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice instead. This also applies to lime juice.
If you prefer to make a smooth, blended salsa instead, you can definitely do that using this recipe. Combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until you achieve the desired consistency.
You might also like these recipes
- Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
- Baked Salsa Chicken
- Black Bean Corn Salad
- Guacamole with Lemon
- Olive Salad
- Chicken and Pesto Salad
If you make this recipe, make sure to post a photo to Instagram with #hintofhealthy!
Pineapple Mango Salsa
- 1 mango
- 1 pineapple
- 1 red pepper
- 1 red onion
- ⅓ cup cilantro
- 1 lemon (juice only)
- 1 lime (juice only)
- Peel and dice mango, pineapple, red pepper and onion. Add these to a mixing bowl or salad bowl.
- Add the juice from the lemon and lime to the bowl.
- Remove the stem from the cilantro, and finely chop the leaves. Add these to the bowl.
- Stir to combine the salsa. Serve immediately, or store it in your refrigerator.
- Store leftover pineapple mango salsa in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.