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Tropical Salsa Recipe

Tropical Salsa – loaded with fresh, bright, healthy tropical ingredients; clean vegan eating at it’s best. Take a bite; don’t be surprised if the flavors transport you to an exotic island.

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What Tropical Fruits Make-up This Salsa?

I love making a tropical salsa. It has a healthy, bright, and clean taste. It is easy to mix up the ingredients, depending on what you have available. Mangos, pineapple, jalapenos, cucumbers, scallions, lime juice, and cilantro are the basic ingredients. After that, it is time to get creative with watermelon, papaya, star fruit, and kiwi. You will need to increase the amount of lime and cilantro when you add the optional ingredients.


How to dice a Mango

The mango and the pineapple are the ingredients that says island paradise.  To learn how to easily and quickly dice a mango the SIS (simple is smart) method (click here). 

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How to Make the Tropical Salsa:

The hardest part of making this salsa, is not eating all of the delicious ingredients before the salsa is finished. Just try to not snack on the fresh mangos and pineapple in this salsa. When you don’t have fresh pineapple, which is preferred, use canned pineapple for this recipe.  The pineapple I purchased wasn’t ripe, and all of the rest of the ingredients were at their peak; ready for the salsa bowl.  So I used canned pineapple instead.   All right go ahead and snack, just leave enough for the tropical salsa.

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Here are the steps:

  1. Chop or dice up all of the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl.  
  2. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the salsa and stir to mix.
  3.  Season with salt and let the salsa rest in the fridge to help the flavors meld and blend together.  Rest the salsa a minimum of 30 minutes.  2-3 hours rest time is better.
  4. Serve with your favorite chips or with a Blackened Tuna Steak.
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tropical salsa

Tropical Salsa

Tropical Salsa: fresh, bright, and loaded with the flavors of the tropics. Transport your palate to an exotic island of sweet and spicy deliciousness with every bite.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy, tropical salsa, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 28kcal


  • ½ cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup mango
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • ½ cup diced peaches
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Scallions or red onion
  • 1-2 diced jalapeño peppers
  • 3 Tbsp. Finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  • Let salsa rest for at least 30 minutes to let all of the flavors blend.
  • Serve with chips or as a side to fish.



Optional fruit:  watermelon, papaya, kiwi, star fruit, avocados.  Add. 1/2 cup each to the salsa.  If you add more than a cup of additional fruit increase the cilantro and lime juice to taste.   


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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