Pineapple Mango Salsa

Pineapple Mango Salsa is a great dip, perfect for seafood tacos, and fruity topping for grilled pork or salmon. This healthy homemade salsa is full of flavor and a nice change from the usual Mexican salsa.

overhead view of pineapple mango salsa in a pineapple and tortilla chips

Warm weather and salsa go together, so it’s time for this intoxicating pineapple mango salsa recipe. This pineapple salsa unites two of your favorite tropical fruits in a fresh rainbow of colorful ingredients. Pineapple mango salsa might be your new summer staple. It’s perfect for potlucks, pool parties, picnics, and barbecues.

This recipe for pineapple mango salsa is made with fresh juicy pineapple, sweet mango, sweet onion, garlic, a mix of herbs and spices, and a jalapeno pepper for a bit of kick. Think of it as a slightly sweet alternative to pico de gallo.

This pineapple mango salsa recipe is quick and easy to make. You can prepare this pineapple salsa recipe ahead of time, then bring it out when you’re ready to serve it for stress-free entertaining, lunch, or dinner.

What to Serve With Pineapple Mango Salsa

This recipe for pineapple mango salsa is a mesmerizing blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy. This salsa goes with almost everything. Here are a few serving ideas:

What to Do With Leftover Salsa

If you have leftover pineapple mango salsa where the texture has softened, try pureeing it! Pureed pineapple salsa makes a fabulous sauce for chicken, pork, or fish and a great dip for shrimp.

How to Choose a Pineapple

  • Pick a blemish-free pineapple with no squishy spots, indentations, cracks, or wrinkles. You want one with bright green leaves, not leaves that are stiff and brown.
  • The diamonds on a pineapple’s surface are called “eyes.” Flat eyes are when the spiky points are not sticking out, and they indicate the pineapple is sweet. Choose a pineapple with the largest eyes – this means the fruit was allowed to ripen as long as possible before being harvested. When a pineapple is ripe, the eyes will be uniform in size.
  • If a pineapple feels heavy for its size, this means it’s juicy.
  • If you want a ripe pineapple for immediate use, look for the yellow color reaching high up the pineapple. The higher the yellow, the more evenly flavored the pineapple.

How to Ripen a Pineapple Quickly

More often than not, you will have to first select a pineapple and wait for it to ripen. Place the pineapple in a paper bag along with an apple. Seal the bag and leave it at room temperature for one or two days or until the pineapple has ripened.

How to Choose a Mango

A mango should be firm (not rock hard, but not mushy). Here’s how to check for mango ripeness:

  • Focus on the feel of the mango, not its color – mango varieties vary by color when ripe. 
  • Give a gentle squeeze – a ripe mango will have a little give.
  • A ripe mango may have a fruity scent at the stem end.

How to Ripen a Mango

Keep an unripe mango on the counter; it won’t ripen in the refrigerator. To help the ripening process along, place the mango in a sealed paper bag with an apple and keep the bag in a warm place. Climacteric fruits (meaning they ripen after harvesting) release ethylene. The ethylene trapped in the bag will speed up the ripening process. Once ripe, mangos should be moved to the refrigerator to prevent over-ripening. 

How to Cut a Mango

Cutting a mango is much easier than you might think! Check out this detailed tutorial.

Tip for the Cook

When chopping jalapenos, it’s best to wear rubber gloves because the capsaicin oils will invariably transfer to your hands. If your hands come into contact with your face/eyes, you’ll double over swearing like a trooper. Note: it’s even worse if you wear contacts!

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Fresh pineapple
  • Fresh mango
  • Sweet onion
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Garlic
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt
pineapple mango salsa ingredients

How to Make Pineapple Mango Salsa

  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, mango, onion, and jalapeno.
    fruit mixture for pineapple mango salsa
  2. In a small bowl, combine cilantro, olive oil, ground coriander, cumin, salt, and garlic.
    herb and spice mixture for pineapple mango salsa
  3. Add the herb and spice mixture to the pineapple and mango mixture. Stir to combine.
    pineapple mango salsa in a bowl
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips, on seafood, in tacos, or on grilled meat.
  6. Store salsa in the refrigerator, covered, for up to four days.
closeup of pineapple mango salsa in a pineapple

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Pineapple Mango Salsa

Pineapple Mango Salsa is a great dip, perfect for seafood tacos, and fruity topping for grilled pork or salmon. Get the easy recipe and find out how to make the best pineapple mango salsa with fresh fruit, jalapeno, garlic, and spices.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pineapple mango salsa
Servings: 15
Calories: 72kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple diced this equals 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup diced mango any variety
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper remove seeds
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, mango, onion, and jalapeno.
  • In a smaller bowl, add cilantro, olive oil, ground coriander, cumin, salt, and minced garlic, stir well.
  • Add herb and oil contents of the smaller bowl to the large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to set.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • Serve with tortilla chips, on seafood, in tacos, or on grilled meat. 
  • This stays fresh in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1686IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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