Hi friends! I realized I shared this recipe in an email a year ago, but never gave it a permanent home on the blog. So here it is just in time for summer entertaining.
There are hundreds (thousands??) of Mango Pineapple Salsa recipes on the internet and I honestly can’t remember where I found this one. [If this is yours, kindly let me know and I’ll credit you]. But I do know that each time I’ve served it, I’ve had multiple requests for the recipe. It’s so delicious!
Why We’re Making This Fresh and Not Buying Salsa in a Jar
Today’s salsa is light and refreshing — and with just seven ingredients, it’s really simple to make. There’s no comparison to store-bought mango salsa, in my opinion.
Let’s pause and take a quick look at just the mangoes [minus the diced tomatoes and other stuff] in Paul Newman’s brand mango salsa. Here’s what you get with your diced mangoes: cane sugar, pectin, natural flavors, lemon juice concentrate and ascorbic acid. Most of these ingredients are there to add shelf stability to the mangoes.
In my opinion, none of this can compete with chopped fresh mango…am I right? Another plus with today’s recipe is there are no tomatoes. I have nothing against that lovely fruit/vegetable…but in this salsa — mangoes, pineapples and jalapenos are the stars of the day.
Tips for Making Mango Pineapple Salsa
Here are just a few ideas to make this recipe your own:
- Add chopped avocado
- Add chopped red peppers
- Ramp up the heat by adding a few jalapeno seeds
- Cut the heat by reducing the chopped jalapeno, adding it a tablespoon at a time to taste.
Looking for substitutions for the cilantro? I use parsley, but there are several others to try in this salsa including mint, basil, chives, green onions, dill, or even carrot greens.
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Fresh Mango Pineapple SalsaCourse: Sauces and Dips
This refreshing fruit salsa is sweet, tart and easy to make. It’s perfect for summertime entertaining!
2 TBSP. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 TBSP. minced fresh jalapeno
3 TBSP. finely chopped red onion
1 garlic clove, minced fine
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
2 cups chopped fresh mango
1 TBSP. chopped parsley or cilantro
Salt + Pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine lime juice, jalapeno, onion and garlic. Allow this mixture to sit for 10 minutes. This will soften the bite of the jalapeno, onion and garlic. [Feel free to omit this step.]
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until well-combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Note: I cut the ingredients into smaller pieces than shown in this photo. You want the salsa to be easy to scoop up with a tortilla chip and get a mix of everything, not big chunks.
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