Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa – One Bowl, No Sweat

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Cool off with this sweet Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa that packs a little heat! A rainbow of mango, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, cucumber, and red onion band together with jalapeño and lime for just the right kick.

As I’m still kind of re-entering our routine after vacation (and a mountain of laundry), I’m republishing this post from last year with updated photos. It was awesome to come home during farmers’ markets peak season, and this recipe was at the top of the list when heading back into the kitchen. We’ll literally polish a batch of this salsa off within two days. Between snacking with chips and using it as a topping for grilled chicken, pork, shrimp or fish, it doesn’t stand a chance. It was the perfect accompaniment to the Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken that will be coming up in the next post, so stay tuned!

Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa | Give it Some Thyme

It’s fun to see how seemingly unassuming ingredients turn into something memorable. Other than some chopping, this recipe can’t get any easier. There’s no roasting involved so your kitchen will stay cool on hot summer days, and you can make it ahead!

Salsa Ingredients - pineapple, mango, kiwi, strawberries, cucumber, jalapeno, lime, cilantro and mint

Champagne Mangos

Mangos are a staple in our house and I buy whatever variety looks best. I used champagne mangos for this recipe. They’re also known as ataulfo or honey mangos, and grow in Mexico like most other mangos. Champagnes are most available February through August. You can certainly substitute other mango varieties if you don’t spot them at the store. Champagne mangos are kidney-shaped and more compact compared to other mangos, but still intensely sweet. Their skin turns from green to a deep golden yellow when fully ripe. The inside is velvety smooth, with a slightly fibrous texture and has a much thinner pit compared to large mangos like Tommy Atkins. You may also want to check out other recipes we have with mango, like our Roasted Mango and Papaya Chutney and Curried Caribbean Chicken and Shrimp with Mango and Caramelized Plantains.

Salsa Ingredients Chopped

Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa

The fruit and red onion get a good splash of lime juice, olive oil, and a drizzle of honey. Sprinkle in fresh cilantro and mint, and chill for a bit. That’s it! Super easy! It’s great with chips, tacos, and as I mentioned above, anything coming off the grill. Enjoy!

Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa - Give it Some ThymeIf you’re looking for more all-star, seasonal recipes that showcase summer’s bounty, check out our Grilled Peach & Burrata Basil CrostiniRoasted Strawberry Lemon Cream TriflesNo Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream,  Blistered Cherry Tomato & Grape Galette, and Fresh Fruit Meyer Lemon Flan. Cheers!!

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Recipe

Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa

Cool off with this Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa! A rainbow of mango, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, cucumber, and red onion band together in deliciously, colorful style.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword fruit salsa, salsa, summer appetizer
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango, diced (about 2 Champagne mangos or 1 large mango)
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • ½ cup kiwi, diced
  • ½ cup strawberries, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ cup cucumber, diced, peeled and seeded
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced, seeds and ribs removed (optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lime

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate 30-60 minutes before serving so flavors mingle. Serve with chips, or as a topping for grilled chicken, pork, or fish for a fresh summer meal.

Notes

Tip: To get the most juice out of limes (or lemons and oranges), they should be at room temperature. If refrigerated, pop in microwave on high for 10-15 seconds.

2 Comments

  1. A rainbow of color! Can’t wait to taste how fresh and delicious this recipe will be. I like how you can just click and print the recipe too!

    1. Thanks, Aileen! Will be busy at work converting past recipes to the new format. Sensing a homegrown summer internship for our teen and tween!! 🙂

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