Tropical Fruit Salsa

With some of us sensitive to lycopene found in the skin of nightshades like tomatoes and peppers, here is a tomato-free alternative.

The star of the show this time is mango! It’s packed full of anti-aging antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamins. It contains minerals such as magnesium and potassium as well, which helps promote healthy circulation. Mangiferin, also in mangos, appears to be great for heart health too!

I am experimenting with other tomato-free salsas and will get those out when I’ve tested them for healthiness and deliciousness.


  • 2 cups mango
  • Optional, substitute 1 cup pineapple or cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint
  • Optional, 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Dice mangos
  • Chop mint
  • Grate ginger
  • Juice lemon
  • Combine everything into a bowl
  • Adjust for sweet and sour with more tropical fruit or lemon
  • Add salt & pepper to taste
  • Rest in the fridge at least 15 minutes, allowing flavors to blend



  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free
  • Tomato free



  1. haloOcean

    this sounds so flavorful!

  2. sirifood08

    man makes me wish i was in hawaii

  3. haloOcean

    …with a tropical salsa!

  4. sirifood08

    true, with some fresh ahi tuna

  5. kared12

    guys ur making me hungry

  6. qitab031

    me hangry now

  7. madrams

    all i have are chips, but wow is this salsa good

  8. maweru

    where’s the spice?? come on, can you really call it salsa

  9. kared12

    salsa literally just means “sauce”

  10. qitab031

    you could throw in some cayenne pepper or chop in some habaneros

  11. 2ctest

    cucumbers aren’t tropical

  12. haloOcean

    you’re right, but they compliment this salsa well

  13. 2ctest

    yeah i suppose it sounds like they do

  14. 2ctest

    alright…you’re right, cucumber works

  15. otcrefme

    this is good with fish

  16. persiju

    praise the tropical cucumber!

  17. otcrefme

    LOL fish and cucumber can be good

  18. persiju


  19. otcrefme

    no they actually are! if you have a salty fish dish, cucumbers are super refreshing

  20. chooseufood

    In Vietnamese culture, we have sort of soy sauce braised fish. Cucumber really balances the salitiness nicely

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