Fresh Pineapple Mango Salsa
I’m all for easy, yummy recipes and this is the ticket for the summer season- pineapple mango salsa! The sweet and spicy blend is delicious and tastes so good with salty tortilla chips, tacos, salads and so many other dishes. It adds the perfect bright spot to a dish. I have previously tried a version of this which Whole Foods makes a few times and I enjoyed it.
Since I know salsa is so easy to make I thought I would give it a spin and honestly I like this version better. Freshness plays a factor but so do the addition of garlic, mint and coriander to take the taste to a different level. I also do not use tomatoes because there is enough balance with the lime/lemon juice.
If you like this type of fruit salsa, you may like a mango habanero salsa as well!
Ingredients for pineapple mango salsa
- Red onions
- Lemon juice
- Mint leaves
- Coriander leaves
How do you make pineapple mango salsa?
Making pineapple mango salsa is SO easy. All you do is chop pineapple, mango, jalapeno, onions, garlic and the herbs. Dice them into small pieces. Then, mix everything up, add lemon/lime juice and salt. That’s it!
If you want an easy tool to core your pineapple, I love this PINEAPPLE CORER
Adjust to your preferences
So, all the ingredients come together for a yummy salsa. Each ingredient really plays its own role and the sum of it all is DELICIOUS. But, you may not have all the ingredients on hand and that is okay. It is easily customizable. You can make the salsa without cilantro. The mint adds a great fresh spin so I recommend not skipping it, but if you have to, no harm.
Canned pineapple mango salsa
I have used canned pineapple to make this salsa before. Fresh is always great, but lets be real, cans are easy to have on hand. Just make sure they have no sugar added. I usually cut the pre-cubed pineapple into quarters.
Can you freeze pineapple mango salsa?
Yes, you can definitely freeze pineapple mango salsa. But, the texture will change when you defrost it versus eating it fresh. If there seems to be excess liquid once defrosted, just drain it before serving. Although I haven’t given it a try, you could even blend the salsa after defrosting it if you don’t end up liking the texture.
Where to buy pineapple mango salsa?
This version is inspired by the pineapple mango salsa you can buy at Whole Foods! This version has different ingredients and does not include tomatoes. Once you try making it at home and see how easy it is and how much money you save, you won’t want to buy it anywhere 😉
- Dice the fruits and onions into very small pieces
- Customize based on what ingredients you have on hand
- Tastes great fresh and also over time as it has time to soak in flavors
- If you have extra you can freeze salsa, but you will have to drain excess fluid once defrosted
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Mango Pineapple Salsa
- 1/2 cup pineapple diced
- 1/2 cup mango diced
- 1 tsp jalapeno minced
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3-4 leaves mint julienned
- 2-3 tbsp cilantro chopped
- Dice ingredients
- Mix in spices and taste for heat/salt preference