The ULTIMATE Fruit Salsa Guide + Infinite Variations

Fruit salsas, with their bright colors, fruity flavors, and vibrant ingredients, are made for summer. This comprehensive guide gives you everything you need to know in order to make any fruit salsa recipe imaginable.


  • Half a medium-sized red onion
  • Oil of choice for grilling
  • Half a pineapple, one mango, half a papaya, or two peaches
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tbsp finely-chopped cilantro and/or mint
  • Generous few pinches of flavorful, flaky sea salt
  • Few pinches cayenne


  1. Cut the onions into rounds and grill them over medium/high heat lightly charred on both sides, then cool completely.
  2. Dice the fruit coarsely, dice the onion finely, and chop the herbs very finely.
  3. Combine the fruit, grilled onion, lime juice, herbs, salt, and cayenne. Mix gently.
  4. Let the salsa sit for about an hour in the fridge before serving so the flavors can meld.