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Fresh Fruit Salsa

A bounty of fresh, ripe fruit combined into a beautiful, refreshingly sweet salsa. This healthy snack will be devoured by the whole gang in one sitting.

fruit salsa with mangos, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and apples
Sweet, refreshing fruit salsa that belongs as the centerpiece of your summer spread.

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Summer brings sunshine and fresh fruits and berries; what better way to enjoy them than in fresh fruit salsa? Fruit salsa is a blend of chopped fruit usually enjoyed as a dip just like the beloved tomato salsa except, you guessed it, much sweeter and no garlic/onions involved! Think of it like a fruit salad designed especially with dipping in mind.

This recipe is one of those recipes that is both delicious and healthy. So, it’s the real deal when it comes to guilt-free snacking for you and the whole family. It makes for an amazing appetizer for a grill out or barbeque, or the perfect mid-day snack paired with your favorite summer drink. Fruit salsa bursts with flavor and freshness that only fresh fruit can bring on a hot summer day.

Why This Recipe Stands out

  • Full of fresh flavors and juicy fruit, this is the perfect summer refresher.
  • This recipe pulls together quickly and is easy. It’s as simple as prepping the ingredients and combining them in a bowl.
  • This recipe is SO versatile. We’ve given a great base recipe below, but you can swap or add any of your favorite fruits for the same amazing result.
  • Fruit Salsa is a healthy and nutritious option for the whole family. Fruits provide important nutrients like Vitamin C, Potassium, and Fiber, so why not get a healthy dose while enjoying a delicious salsa?
  • Add this to your allergen-friendly recipe list because it’s naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free.

Key Ingredients

This recipe is a great base, but it’s in no way the only set of options for substitutions or variations you could use to make Fruit Salsa. Check out this seasonality chart to see which fruit is in season and when to pick your substitutions. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Kiwi – The quintessential green fruit known for its tangy flavor; adds beautiful color to this salsa.
  • Apple – A classic fruit beloved by all and a key component for a crunchy texture.
  • Pineapple or Mango – Add a sweet, tropical element to the salsa.
  • Strawberries – A favorite sweet berry that’s high in antioxidants and gorgeous in color.
  • Peach or Nectarine – This summer stone fruit is irresistibly juicy when picked fresh.
  • Strawberry preserves – Think of jam, but a little bit thicker and with bigger pieces of fruit floating around. This helps hold the salsa together. You can also experiment with various preserve flavors.
fruit salsa with mangos, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and apples
Fruit Salsa is made with plenty of fresh fruits packed with nutrients.

Ways to Serve

We may be biased, but this fruit salsa is best complimented with these Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips. The combination of fresh, juicy fruit and cinnamon sugar-coated homemade tortilla chips is an unbeatable summer treat. However, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy fruit salsa.

Fruit Salsa would go wonderfully over a piece of cheesecake, or get creative and pick a new dipping tool such as graham crackers. You could even serve it over ice cream or yogurt. Anything you’d enjoy with fruit can be enjoyed with fruit salsa too! It’s a versatile dish that can be adjusted to fit your needs.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long does fruit salsa stay good for?

Fresh fruit salsa is best on the same day that it’s made. All cut fruit breaks down over time, so the longer it sits, the more juices it will release. That said, this recipe will stay good for up to 2-3 days in a container in the fridge.

Can I make fruit salsa ahead of time?

Though we recommend consuming fresh fruit salsa the same day, you can cut and combine the fruits the night before; leave out the preserves until just before serving.

Can I use frozen fruit?

We don’t recommend using frozen fruit for this recipe. Fruit salsa is at its best when made with fresh ingredients. Frozen fruits often get mushy after thawing, so you would end up with a very different texture of fruit salsa. Keep an eye out for sales and what’s in season to help keep the cost of fresh fruit down.

What other fruits can I add?

The options are almost endless, but here are a few other options that would make great additions to this fruit salad: grapes, blueberries, oranges, watermelon, raspberries, or blackberries. Any fruits can be substituted into the recipe, but keep in mind you might have to adjust the amount of strawberry preserves to ensure everything combines into a cohesive salsa.

More to Make and Eat

  • Mango Salsa – Bold flavors of sweet and tangy meet in the middle for a colorful and irresistible dip that’s perfect to make ahead of time.
  • Avacado Salsa – Lime juice, avocado, black beans, and sweet corn? Yes, please! This fail-proof recipe is perfect for the next picnic, backyard gathering, or snack.
  • Corn Salsa – A more classic take on salsa that’s fresh and always a crowd-pleaser.
  • Best Pico De Gallo Recipe – Another salsa classic that’s simple to pull together and tastes amazing with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more.

Also try This Peach Crisp

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fruit salsa with mangos, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and apples

Fruit Salsa

5 from 41 ratings
A bounty of fresh, ripe fruit combined into a beautiful, refreshingly sweet salsa. This is one the whole gang will devour in one sitting – and probably request more!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Amy Dong


  • 3 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced, sprinkled with lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1 peach, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp strawberry preserves, plus more as needed


  • In large bowl, gently mix all chopped fruit together.  Make sure your apples are sprinkled nicely with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add fruit preserves. 
  • Add fruit preserves. Taste and and add more fruit preserves, if needed. You can also add 1-2 TB sugar if you’d prefer.
  • Cover fruit salsa and chill in fridge until serving.
    Serve with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips.


  • You can replace peaches with nectarines, orange segments, or mangoes.
  • Substitute the strawberry preserves with any other flavor, such as raspberry.
  • We love Honeycrisp apples best, as they have the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with an extremely crispy texture.
  • Microwave jam preserves for 10 seconds to slightly soften it, for easy tossing.
  • Serve fruit salsa with these super easy cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. 
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ❤️

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast or Snack, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegetarian
Method: asemble, chop

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Recipe Rating


    • Min
    • 5 stars

    Such an easy, yummy and refreshing summer recipe! I love making this as a snack whenever we go to the pool. Thanks for a great recipe!

      • Amy Dong

      You’re so welcome, Min!

    • Enriqueta E Lemoine
    • 5 stars

    Your choice of fruit is to die for. I love the way you cut everything. This looks delicious! Love the color too.

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you!

    • LaKita
    • 5 stars

    Made this fruit salsa over the weekend and it came together perfectly. It was sweet and delicious!

      • Amy Dong

      So glad you liked it!

    • Madelyn
    • 5 stars

    This is one of the easiest ways for me to get my little ones to eat fruit, with crispy chips! They love this and ask for it a lot during the summer. If you’ve got picky little ones, try it!

    • Kristina
    • 5 stars

    I make this to go on coconut shrimp tacos, and maybe it sounds strange to have fruit with shrimp, but the crispy salty tacos and fruit salsa pair so well. Definitely recommend it.

      • Amy Dong

      That sounds amazing!

    • Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
    • 5 stars

    The perfect summer salsa! We devoured the entire bowl in one night! Such a delicious and beautiful way to present fruit!

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you!

    • Elena
    • 5 stars

    Yesterday, I tried this amazing fruit salsa recipe and it was a hit with everyone! I served it with ice cream as a dessert. So delicious!

      • Amy Dong

      Great idea!

    • Tristin
    • 5 stars

    My kids loved this salsa and I loved that they were eating more fruit. Such a great idea!

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you!

    • Sharon
    • 5 stars

    Nothing says summer like a big bowl of fruit. I love the way this is served as fruit salsa with homemade chips. Perfect for parties!

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Sharon!

    • Mikayla
    • 5 stars

    A fresh fruit salsa is under rated. We love them and tossed your recipe together to go with our homemade cinnamon tortilla chips. Wonderful flavors.

      • Amy Dong

      Yay, so glad you liked this!

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