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three bowls of salsa with chips and lime

Fruit Salsa

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Here is a master recipe to make fruit salsa with any fruit. From mango or peach to pineapple or strawberries. You’ll love them all! It’s a fresh and healthy appetizer, snack or condiment to serve with grilled chicken or pork or to add to Mexican food recipes.



2 cups finely diced fruit, such as pineapple, peaches or mango

1 jalapeno pepper, minced, seeded if desired (or 1/8 tsp ground chipotle powder)

½ cup chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons finely chopped scallion or red onion

3 tablespoons lime juice

½ teaspoon salt


Stir fruit, jalapeno, cilantro, scallion (or red onion), lime juice and salt in a medium bowl.

Serve immediately or chill.


A Note About Watermelon

Due to its high water content, lets off a lot of juice as it sits. It is best served within an hour or two of making. If it becomes too watery, you can just pour off the excess liquid.

A Note About Papaya

Papaya salsa does not keep well. Enjoy immediately.

Mixing Fruits:

Salsas made with mixed fruits (with the exception of citrus) should be served within an hour of two of mixing together.

To Make ahead:

We liked this salsa best within the first 24 hours, but it does last three days. The fruit, onion and cilantro starts to break down after that. If you want to ensure that your salsa is not watery but want to prep this recipe ahead:

  1. Layer the ingredients (except salt and lime) into a re-sealable container and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead.
  2. Stir it together with the salt and lime just before serving.


Nutrition stats based on pineapple.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 17
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 117 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 0 g

Keywords: peach salsa,pineapple salsa,mango salsa,fruit salsa,watermelon salsa

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