Tropical Pineapple Mango Salsa is vibrant and refreshing. The exotic tropical flavours are perfectly balanced.
Grilled pineapple, juicy mango, and a touch of Jamaican rum create a delightful Caribbean fruit salsa. Great as a summer appetizer. Perfect for fish tacos.
Have you tried grilled fruit? If not, you are in for a treat. Fresh fruit cooked on the bbq is so easy and delicious, exploding with a sweet, juicy, and smoky flavour.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this mango pineapple salsa can be found at the bottom of this post.
If you have been to the Caribbean, you know all the wonderful flavours the islands have to offer. That fresh, juicy, sweet fruit is so inviting. This easy salsa recipe is the closest I can get to exotic island flavours.
Pineapple Mango Salsa Ingredients
- grilled pineapple
- red pepper
- ginger juice
- lime juice
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Making This Tropical Fruit Salsa Is Easy
This chunky salsa is so easy to prepare. The hardest part is prepping the fruit (if you call that hard). Full instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Grill and dice the pineapple.
- Dice the mango and peppers.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl, combine and you are done.
Mangos have always been sort of a mystery to me. I know they come in different varieties, and from my Jamaican friends, I am told some are way better than others. The mystery to me has been “how do you get the pit out”?
Pineapple can be grilled, or raw. I prefer the texture and flavour of the grilled pineapple in this summer salsa recipe.
Fresh mangos are so delicious. Frozen mangos are a great alternative.
Diced pepper can be red, yellow or orange. If you are not a fan of peppers, you can leave them out.
What is ginger juice? Super easy to make. All you have to do is grate fresh ginger using a microplane. Collect the pulp and squeeze. Fresh ginger juice in seconds.
Rum can be any variety you like. White or amber will work. I used Jamaican rum.
Leftovers will last for several days in the fridge. Best if kept in a sealed container. Alternatively, you can freeze this tropical salsa for up to 2 months. To use, thaw in the fridge. The texture will be softer, and the flavours will be milder. Perfect for adding to yogurt, pancakes, waffles and ice cream.
Serve this refreshing summer salsa as an appetizer with nacho chips. The perfect salsa for fish tacos. A great addition to any chicken, seafood or pork dish.
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This homemade tropical salsa is sure to please. The fusion of flavours will make you feel like you are in the Caribbean. A must for summer parties.
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Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa
- 1 pound fresh pineapple (grilled & diced)
- 8 ounces fresh mango (diced)
- 3 ounces sweet red pepper (diced)
- 1 tablespoon rum (your choice)
- 1 teaspoon ginger juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Peel and core the pineapple, leaving it in spears. Set aside.Cut the mango, remove the pit and dice. Place in a bowl and set aside.Cut and dice the red pepper and place in the bowl with the mango.
- Heat the grill to medium heat, brush pineapple with a bit of oil.Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side (depending on the size of the spears).Remove from grill, dice and place in bowl with mango and pepper.
- Using a microplane, grate the ginger, collect the pulp in your fingers and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
- Add the rum, lime juice and salt.Mix everything until combined, and set aside so the flavours combine nicely.
- Perfect as a side dish to many BBQ meals.