Bursting with juicy chunks of mango, tropical pineapple, zesty peppers, and a tangy kick of lime juice, this salsa is the ultimate party starter. Serve it up with your favorite tacos or scoop it up with tortilla chips, this mango pineapple salsa recipe is the perfect way to add a little sunshine to your day.
Whether you’re craving salsa on a hot summer day or you’re looking to add a bright citrusy pop to a variety of recipes (I love it on grilled ham steaks, smoked chicken breast, or even on this double smoked ham), it’s the perfect way to add a kicked up sweet and spicy combination to any dish.
Why This Recipe Works:
Fresh & Colorful: The flavors of this salsa are super fresh while also being a bit spicy and absolutely bursting with flavor! And when you look at that color, it is impossible to resist. The flavors of the mango and pineapple combined with the peppers, lime, and herby cilantro go together perfectly and are really good to balance savory foods like chips, tacos, or burritos!
So Easy: I absolutely love homemade salsa, and this one is so easy to make! All it takes is a bit of preparation by chopping up the ingredients. Then, you simply toss everything together and season the salsa according to your preference with fresh lime and sea salt!
- Cutting Board & Knife
- Mixing Bowl
My mango pineapple salsa recipe uses healthy produce that is easy to find to make the best salsa ever! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Mango: Mango adds a sweet and tart flavor here and works really well with savory chips or tacos!
- Pineapple: Dice your pineapple and mango nice and small to get a little bit of everything in each bite!
- Red Pepper: I like the flavor that red pepper adds here. But you can add whichever color of pepper you have on hand!
- Red Onion: Red onion adds a nice crunch and balances the flavors of the tart fruit!
- Jalapeños: Jalapeños add just the right about of spice. You can seed them before you dice to decrease the heat!
- Cilantro: In any salsa, cilantro is a wonderful, herby addition.
- Limes: Fresh lime juice ties everything together here. I recommend using fresh limes and not bottled lime juice for the best flavor!
- Sea Salt: Add some sea salt to round out the flavors! Taste the salsa to determine if you need more.
How To Make Mango Pineapple Salsa:
- Dice the Mango: Slice the cheeks off of each side of the mango. Score the fruit into thin slices and run a knife carefully under the fruit to remove it from the skin and add it to a bowl.
- Slice the Pineapple & Veggies: Slice the pineapple and cut it into small pieces and add to the mango. Then add in the diced red pepper, diced red onion, and minced jalapeños.
- Mince Cilantro: Finally, add in the minced cilantro and toss everything until combined.
- Season to Taste: Season with sea salt and lime juice and serve!
What To Serve With Mango Pineapple Salsa:
You can simply serve this salsa along with your favorite tortilla chips, or you can serve it along with a full meal! Try pairing it with some of my favorite recipes:
- Quesabirria Beef Tacos
- BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos
- Air Fryer Flautas
- Elote Style Cauliflower Steaks
- Southwestern Chicken Quesadillas
- Cut the mango and pineapple into small pieces, if possible. This way, you can get a little bit of mango and pineapple in each bite!
- If you don’t like spicy salsa, try adding only one jalapeño or omit it entirely! You can add a little bit of green pepper for a similar, bitter flavor without all the spice!
- You can make this recipe entirely with mango if you don’t like pineapple!
- Store any leftover mango pineapple salsa in the fridge for up to 3 days!
Frequently Asked Questions
Not only does homemade salsa taste so much better than store bought, it is also healthier for you! You know exactly what goes into your salsa with no added preservatives, sugar, or chemicals. Plus, it is fairly easy to make at home and really takes your meal up a notch!
You can use canned pineapple, however, the flavor might be slightly different. It won’t be as tangy as fresh pineapple and there might be some added sugars!
I have found that the best way is to cut off two sides of the mango and get as close to the pit as possible. Then, similar to an avocado, I dice the mango while it is still in the peel. Then, I shave off the pieces carefully using a knife. If you need a step-by-step demonstration, check out this article on how to cut a mango!
More Recipes To Try:
- Kale Chip Salad with Grilled Corn Salsa
- Black Rice and Mango Salad
- Fiesta Corn Dip
- Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Langostino Ceviche
Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe
- 1 Mango diced small
- 2 cups Pineapple diced small
- 1 cup Red Pepper diced small
- 1/2 Red Onion diced small
- 2 Jalapenos minced with seeds removed
- 1 cup Cilantro minced
- 2 Limes jucied
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- Slice the cheeks off of each side of the mango. Score the fruit into thin slices and then run the knife carefully under the fruit to remove it from the skin and add it to a bowl.
- Slice the pineapple and cut into small pieces and add to the mango. Then add in the diced red pepper, diced red onion, and minced jalapeno.
- Finally, add in the minced cilantro and toss everything until combined.
- Season with sea salt and lime juice and serve.