Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo Salsa: Crunchy Pineapples and Sweet Mangoes diced then tossed with a bit of lime juice for a splash of citrus. Add a touch of fresh cilantro and some subtle jalapeno heat. What have we got? An easy recipe for the Best Fruit Salsa ever!
Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo
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There aren’t many things better than a perfect mango! Pretty much all tropical fruits are the best things ever. Combining them together with a little heat though? Oh my goodness friends, you are going to LOVE this! Small chunks of crunchy tangy pineapple with soft sweet bits of mango, fresh cilantro, a splash of lime and some subtle heat from jalapeno. Best Pico de Gallo recipe ever! I love this stuff. I eat it on everything. EVERYTHING! Seriously y’all, you’re going to love this Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo.
How to pick the Best Mangoes:
We want fabulous and sweet mangoes in our Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo! Unfortunately, not all mangoes are created equal. But it’s pretty easy to tell how to pick a good one.
- Give your mango choices a gentle squeeze. You want it to have just a little give. The riper a mango is, the softer it gets. So you don’t want a super sofy mago or it’s flash will be mush.
- Smell the stem. A sweet mango will usually have a subtle sweet fruit aroma right there near it’s stem. If you’re getting a sickeningly sweet smell, then that mango is overripe. Don’t buy it! If you can’t smell anything at all, then you probably have a stuffy nose or an under-ripe mango. Smell around y’all, you’ll figure out pretty quickly what it is you’re looking for.
- Color doesn’t matter! As with People, color is not what counts! The Color will really not tell you a thing about what’s on the inside of that Mango. Some think you want the more deep red color. However, The color sometimes just doesn’t come through and other times is an indicator of the variety of Mango, but will not be a giveaway for whether that mango is sweet or ripe. Ignore the color and go for a feel.
How to pick the Best Pineapple:
Well if you’re gonna go great with the mango, you don’t want to go sub-par on the pineapple for your Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo!
- The number one way to tell if your pineapple is sweet is by smell. Sniff near the bottom of the pineapple. Basically, the sweet fruit smell will be an indicator of how sweet and ripe the pineapple is or is not.
- Weight. Feel how heavy the pineapple is in comparison to it’s size. As with watermelons; if it feels heavier, then it is juicier. Continuing with the watermelon comparison; you may not want it to be too juicy because that means it may be overripe. (And here is where we step away from the watermelon comparison and use our nose again). Smell it one more time, does it smell fermented? If not, then you’ve got a great pineapple on your hands. If so, set it down and keep sniffing around. Basically, you want sweet smelling pineapple that is heavy but not too heavy.
Also, check out this cool doo-dad for cutting and coring your pineapple.
How to pick the Best Limes:
For the juiciest limes all it takes is a quick feel and some detective work on the part of your eyes.
- It should feel heavy for it’s size and be bright in color.
- Give a quick squeeze, does it fee like it’ll be juicy in there? Great, then get it!
How to pick the best Jalapenos and Cilantro:
I have no idea! Hahaha! I usually just buy what my store has to offer and I haven’t seen a huge difference in product. However, I am still willing to give you some tips just to be sure your Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo is perfect.
- Just make sure the cilantro isn’t wilting, and that it is indeed cilantro and not parsley.
- Check your jalapeno for age spots. You don’t really want an old pepper.
Okay I believe we are ready to actually make this bit of yummyness! Then you can serve our Pineapple Mango Pico de Gallo up alongside some yummy meat, like Kalbi steak! Or Tilapia and other fish! Or Chicken. You could be like me and just eat it with a spoon. I’ve literally done that. It’s just so super yummy!
- 1 Pineapple; cored, peeled, and cut into small chunks
- 2 Mangoes; Peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2-1 Jalapeno with its seeds removed, diced to very small pieces
- 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro coarsely chopped
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- Toss all ingredients together.
- Roll your lime on a hard surface with the palm of your hand pressing gently, before cutting it. This releases its juices.
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