Easy Pineapple Mango Salsa with Jalapeno

Sweet and tropical pineapple mango salsa tastes like summer on a chip! Made in five minutes, this seven-ingredient fruit salsa is addictive! Serve with chips, fish tacos, or chicken at any celebration; it will always bring the WOW factor!

Pineapple and mango salsa with chips scattered around it.
Salsa on a quesadilla.

Recipe Snapshot

EASE: Super Easy
FLAVOR: Tropical
COURSE: Salsa, Topping
TIME: Less than 5 Minutes

About this Recipe

Pineapple mango salsa is a blend of sweet and tropical flavors. The red onions add a sharp flavor, while the red peppers add a crunchy texture and balance the sweetness of the fruits.

What I love about this delicious salsa is its natural sweetness. It is a perfect fruit-based salsa alternative to a traditional tomato-based salsa. I know what you are thinking, but does it have jalapenos? My recipe does include jalapeno peppers. I like removing the seeds so their unique flavor can shine without spiciness. If you don’t like jalapenos, you can omit them altogether.

Pineapple mango salsa isn’t just for dipping chips. It is perfect on top of chicken breast, pork, or shrimp, adding a tropical touch to your favorite dishes. Have you ever tried it on a grilled cheese or tucked into a quesadilla? Trust me, it is so tasty! If you want more spice, try my spicy habanero salsa or mango habanero salsa, which is both sweet and spicy! You can always pair this with my copycat Starbucks pineapple refresher for an all-in pineapple flavor!

I hope you love this fresh-flavored salsa as much as I do!

Ingredients

Ingredients used in making this recipe
  • Fresh Cilantro – I love cilantro and cannot imagine salsa without it. However, I know it’s not for everyone. If you dislike cilantro, I recommend omitting it from this recipe.
  • Jalapeno – Removing the seeds from a jalapeno will make it less spicy. If you want a purely sweet salsa, skip the jalapeno altogether.
  • Lime – Fresh lime juice wakes up all the flavors and makes this salsa taste much better. Lime also helps the salsa last longer in the refrigerator.
  • Mango – You can use fresh or frozen mangoes. I prefer frozen mangoes, which are already cut and frozen fresh.
  • Pineapple – You can use fresh or canned pineapple with this recipe. I have used both, and they both taste great. Pineapple – You can use fresh or canned.
  • Red Onion – I recommend using a red onion with this recipe. The flavor pairs perfectly with the sweet fruit flavors.
  • Salt – Salt draws out the fruit’s moisture and enhances the flavor.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Avocado – Adds a touch of creaminess to the salsa.
  • Grilled Pineapple – To grill pineapple, cut it into rings. You can grill the pineapple as is or add salt, agave, or honey. the grilling will deepen the flavor of the pineapple. Trust me; it’s delicious!
  • StrawberryStrawberry and pineapple complement each other to create a bright and flavorful salsa.
  • Habanero – If you like heat, swap out the jalapeno for habanero. Because habanero is high on the heat scale, I recommend starting with 1/4 – 1/2 of one habanero and adding in 1/4 increments until you reach the desired heat.
  • Orange Juice – A small splash of orange juice freshens the overall flavor.
Pineapple and mango salsa on top of a cheese quesadilla.

Frequently Asked Questions

Salsa is a mixture of raw vegetables or fruits used as a condiment. Chutney is a blended or ground sauce thicker, almost jelly-like, than salsa.

Quite a lot of things. Here are some recommendations: chips, grilled cheese, quesadilla, Maui Maui, halibut, shrimp, scallops, salmon, fish tacos, chicken, and ham. I would also use it on grilled flatbread or pizza.

Make-Ahead – For best results, make the salsa the same day as serving.
Storing – Place the salsa in an airtight container and refrigerator for two days.
Freezing – I do not recommend freezing salsa.

Pineapple and mango salsa with chips scattered around it.

Easy Pineapple Mango Salsa with Jalapeno

Sweet and tropical pineapple mango salsa with jalapeno tastes like summer! Made in five minutes, this 7 ingredient fruit salsa is addictive! Serve with chips, chicken or at any celebration, it will always bring the WOW factor!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, hispanic
Servings: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Equipment

  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple, cubed (330g)
  • 1 cup mango, cubed (165g)
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 limes, squeezed
  • 1 pinches salt

Instructions

  • Chop, dice, and mince all ingredients accordingly. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients.
  • For best results, make the salsa the same day as serving.

Notes

Make-Ahead – For best results, make the salsa the same day as serving.
Storing – Place the salsa in an airtight container and refrigerator for two days. After two days, the pineapples will deteriorate and become mushy.
Freezing – I do not recommend freezing salsa. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pineapple Mango Salsa with Jalapeno
Serving Size
 
1 oz
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
18
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Sodium
 
59
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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