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Easy, Healthy Recipes For Fruit Salsa!

Updated on January 16, 2012
Fresh Fruit!
Fresh Fruit!

Easy Recipes For Fruit Salsa!

Turn traditional salsa on its head and try some of these spicy-sweet fruit-based salsa recipes at you next barbecue!

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a cool combination of sweet fresh fruit and spicy hot peppers.

Technically, tomatoes are a fruit, so fruit-based salsa is not really that revolutionary. But many of us who love fresh fruit might not think to combine other sweet fruits with the spicy heat of chili peppers and garlic! Following are some recipe ideas for some great flavor combinations to spice up your next summer meal.

Each recipe below uses some form of hot chili pepper, and of course you substitute your favorite pepper for the one listed. Use as much or as little as you like, but don’t leave the peppers out entirely! Then all you'd have is fruit salad…

A Guide To Chili Peppers! (Click a column to sort the list)

(click column header to sort results)
Pepper  
Spiciness (1 = low, 5=high)  
Anaheim
1
Cayenne
5
Jalapeno
3
Habenero
5
Serrano
3
Hot Cherry
4
Poblano
3
Hot Banana
2

Six Amazing Fruit Salsa Recipes

The instructions for each recipe are the same:

  • Combine all the ingredients and mix them together thoroughly
  • Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the flavors mingle
  • Give the salsa another good stir before serving.

All of these salsas can be served with tortilla chips, or as a topping for your favorite meats! The Mango Salsa, Peach Salsa and Pear Salsa are great with pork or fish; try the Avocado Salsa or Cucumber Salsa alongside a nice steak; and the Watermelon Salsa make a great partner for spicy Cajun or Jerk chicken

Watermelon
Watermelon

Watermelon Salsa

  • 3 cups Watermelon, cut into ¼ inch cubes (remove the seeds, or use a seedless melon)
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Anaheim Pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 small Red Onion, diced
  • Kosher salt to taste

Avocado
Avocado

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 Avocados, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • 1 tsp fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tbls Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste

Peaches
Peaches

Peach Salsa

  • 6 Peaches, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • 3 tbls Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 small Habanero Pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped (just use the white and pale green parts)
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger, grated

Pears
Pears

Pear, Kiwi & Feta Salsa

  • 4 Bosc pears, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • 2 Kiwis, peeled and and chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes, cut into quarters
  • ½ cup Crumbled Feta
  • 1 tbls Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 Anaheim Pepper, seeded and finely diced

Mangoes
Mangoes

Mango Salsa

  • 4 Mangos, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped (just use the white and pale green parts)
  • 1 Serrano Pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tbls Orange Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced

Cucumber
Cucumber

Cucumber Salsa

  • 2 Cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • 1 tbls Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 Green Onion, chopped (just use the white and pale green parts)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced

Tropical Fruit Salsa Video

This Recipe is from Edweirdo's Cookbook!

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  • Judimae profile image

    Judimae 

    8 years ago from Seaford, NY

    Wonderful fruit salsa recipes! They all look good, and I will try some of them soon. Love them with fish or chicken. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Judi

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    Pamela Lipscomb 

    8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    I love fruit, I love salsa. I will try this. Thanks for the heat chart for peppers. I am never quite sure which is the hotest.

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    8 years ago from London, UK

    I love salads and expecially fruit salads. Thank you for a wonderful hub.

  • Edweirdo profile imageAUTHOR

    Edweirdo 

    8 years ago from United States

    Thanks everyone fro the kind words!

    I hope you give these a try - they're great for hot summer afternoon BBQ's :D

  • samsons1 profile image

    Sam 

    8 years ago from Tennessee

    rated up & useful, very nicee hub, the recipes make my mouth water, Edweirdo, you amaze me!

  • Jai Warren profile image

    Jai Warren 

    8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

    Great recipes Edweirdo. Salsas are great for summer. You have some interesting combos. Pear, kiwi and feta? Thanks, Ciao!

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    vrajavala 

    8 years ago from Port St. Lucie

    awesome

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