Watermelon Mango Salsa

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I LOVE a good fruit salsa, like this Watermelon Mango Salsa. Mango and watermelon is so incredibly refreshing and a really fun and beautiful way you can enjoy the best of ☀️ summer fruits and vegetables.

Why You’ll Love Watermelon Mango Salsa

This Watermelon Mango Salsa will have your tastebuds 💃 dancing. Fruit salsas are so versatile and you can practically sub out all of the ingredients for anything you have on hand or enjoy the most. Any delicious fruit will work here, such as strawberries, peaches or pineapple so have fun experimenting! This recipe is also really easy to scale up to serve a crowd or to keep in the fridge for a snack all week long. It’s also really delicious served over a piece of white fish or in a 🌮 taco!

How to Prepare Watermelon Mango Salsa

🔪 Start by using a sharp knife to finely dice the watermelon, mango, peppers, red onion and cucumber into small cubes.

🍉 Add all the fruits and vegetables to a mixing bowl.

🌿 Now, finely chop fresh parsley and add it to the bowl.

🫒 Next, add the juice of two limes, olive oil and the Tajín seasoning.

🥣 Give everything a toss and enjoy with tortilla chips or even a spoon.

Nonna’s Tip 🧅

When a recipe calls for raw red onion, I prefer to remove a bit of the strong, pungent taste. To do this, I soak the chopped red onion in water for 15 minutes. Then I drain the onion from the water before adding it to the recipe.

Watermelon Mango Salsa

Variations and Substitutions for Watermelon Mango Salsa

  1. If you don’t like the heat from the jalapeno or poblano, use half a 🫑 green bell pepper instead.
  2. If you can’t find Tajín Mexican seasoning, just add a pinch of 🧂 salt to this Watermelon Mango Salsa.
  3. You can use any fruit in this salsa, such as 🍍 pineapple, peaches, strawberries, or anything you personally enjoy.

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Best Served With

  • As a fresh topping for a grilled protein, such as my Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast recipe, salmon, or white fish.
  • This Watermelon Mango Salsa is the perfect summer appetizer or dip with pitas or tortilla chips.
  • As a delicious fresh salsa on a taco or in a quesadilla or burrito.

Common Questions

What is Tajín and where can I buy it?

Tajín is a sensational Mexican lime seasoning. You can find it online or at most grocery stores. I buy the mild one but you can use any heat level you enjoy. If you can’t find it, just add a pinch of salt instead of Tajín as I often do.

What other fruit would work in this salsa?

You can use any fruit you enjoy, such as pineapple, peaches or strawberries.

can this watermelon mango salsa be made ahead?

If you want to prep this salsa for the following day, you can simply chop everything up and then store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve it, toss the fruits and vegetables with the olive oil, seasoning, and lime juice.

how do you serve this fruit salsa?

This Watermelon Mango Salsa is the perfect summer topping for grilled chicken, fish, or pork, as a dip with tortilla chips, or as a garnish for tacos or quesadillas.

What’s the best way to chop all of these fruits and veggies?

Using a sharp knife, I like to cut all the fruits and cucumbers into thinner pieces, make lengthwise cuts and then chop into cubes across. 

Watermelon Mango Salsa

Watermelon Mango Salsa

Fruit salsas or fruit salads are so incredibly refreshing and a really fun and beautiful way to enjoy summer fruits and vegetables. Perfect on a hot summer day or if you are hosting.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups finely chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup finely diced cucumber
  • 1 cup finely chopped mango, (about 1 mango)
  • 2 small poblano peppers or jalapeños , or half a green bell pepper
  • ¼ red onion , finely diced (I soak it in water for 30 minutes and drain it to remove the strong pungent taste)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley or cilantro, finely diced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sprinkle Tajin seasoning, or a pinch of salt

Instructions 

  • Start by finely dicing all of the fruits and cucumber into small cubes. I like to cut all the fruits and cucumbers into thinner pieces, make lengthwise cuts and then chop into cubes across. Please reference this to my video attached below if you struggle with chopping.
  • Add everything to the bowl with the parsley, lime juice, olive oil and Tajín.
  • Give it a toss and enjoy with tortilla chips or even a spoon.
  • Store it in the fridge, it is best served the same day. If you want to prep it for the following day, you can simply chop everything up, store it in the fridge and combine it with the olive oil, seasoning, and lime juice the following day

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 390mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 1772IU, Vitamin C: 90mg, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
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  1. I saw this on Instagram and came here for the full recipe. Made as you instructed and Wow! Just wow it was so good! I sent it off to my mom and sister with the link. Thank you. I’m looking forward to trying other recipes as well!