I have heard this called salsa crudo (raw sauce), salsa fresca (fresh sauce), 'chopped' salsa, and even some version of pico de gallo though I tend to see that as just tomato based. But I wanted to share this process for our Culinary Cam YouTube channel along with pork carnitas, charred salsa, guacamole, and homemade corn tortillas.
This is definitely one of those processes versus recipes I always talk about. Use whatever fruits and citrus you have on-hand. For this version I used fresh mango and fresh pineapple, so I'm calling this a tropical salsa fresca.
You can watch the video here...or there.
Ingredients makes approximately 2 to 3 cups salsa
- 1-1/2 cups diced fruit (I used 1/2 cup mango and 1 cup pineapple)
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced (adjust for spiciness, as needed)
- juice from 1 to 2 limes or lemons
- salt to taste
Place all of the ingredients together into a bowl. Toss to coat with the citrus juices. Let stand so the flavors can meld together and the onions will soften.