Kiwi-Mango Salsa

There was a time in my life when the thought of any kind of fruit-based salsa was appalling to me (I know, that opens up the whole “is tomato a fruit?” debate, but I’m still scarred from the 2016 election, so I’m not prepared to delve into something that has to potential to be even uglier.) Peaches? Mangos? Salsa? No. And then I realized there was something magical about the sweetness of fruit paired with the spiciness of jalapeños and the savory salt and lime juice. I started making it with all the fruits. Turns out kiwi is a fantastic fruit for salsa–it’s sweet but also tangy, it holds up well, and it pairs well with other tropical fruits like mango (you could also throw in some diced fresh pineapple here and I wouldn’t judge you at all.) I love this kiwi-mango salsa on tacos. Chips. On top of grilled chicken, shrimp, or steak. In a box. With a fox. On the moon. With a spoon.

Kiwi Mango Salsa from Our Best Bites

Speaking of kiwi, check this out:

If you still want more kiwi instructions, check out this tutorial!

And if mangoes stress you out, we have this post, but you also need to see this! (If cutting and peeling them stresses you out…if mangoes in general stress you out, this video will not help you at all.)

Anyway. To make this, you’ll need a ripe mango (for a tutorial on how to pick and cut a mango, go here–don’t be like me the first time I bought a mango and bite right into it, not realizing the skin is thick and tastes like pine trees and that there’s a very large, cumbersome pit in the middle), some kiwi, 1/2 of a medium red onion, cilantro, a jalapeño pepper, some limes, and some kosher salt.

kiwi mango salsa ingredients

Combine ingredients except lime and salt in a large cereal/soup bowl or small mixing bowl. This must be done in clear layers in ROYGBIV order (except this is more like OYGV in a B bowl).

kiwi mango salsa in bowl


Just kidding. Don’t do that. I mean, you can if you want, I won’t judge.

Toss the ingredients and add some lime juice–start with the juice of one lime and then add more if you need it.

adding lime juice to kiwi mango salsa

Add salt to taste.

adding salt to kiwi mango salsa

This will keep for 1-2 days.

Kiwi Mango Salsa from Our Best Bites

Kiwi Mango Salsa from Our Best Bites

Kiwi-Mango Salsa

A little sweet, a little tangy, and a little spicy, this fruity salsa is perfect for chips, on top of grilled chicken or shrimp, or in your favorite tacos!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings4 -6 servings


  • 1 ripe mango peeled and cut into 1/4" chunks
  • 3 ripe kiwi peeled and diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeño diced (remove seeds and membranes to control heat and then slowly add some back in as desired)
  • Kosher salt to taste about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon, depending on your preferences
  • Juice of 1-2 limes depends on the limes and personal preference...start with 1 and add additional juice if desired


  • Combine ingredients except salt in a large cereal/soup bowl or small mixing bowl. Add salt to taste. This will keep for 1-2 days.
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy appetizers, fruit salsa, mango salsa
Author: Kate Jones
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Try it with chips or on top of grilled chicken or shrimp or in your favorite tacos!



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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. 1. Not really a kiwi fan, but combining it with mango to make salsa is lot whole different. I am wondering what it will come up. And as I read and saw your recipe, I just can’t wait to make it at home.

  2. They say knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad ? but this looks amazing!