7 Fruit Salsa Recipes to Make the Most of Summer

Fruit salsas are lovely for dipping chips or topping tacos, and they’re a great way to take advantage of fresh, summer produce. Try these tasty fruit salsa recipes!

Summer is peak fruit season, as far as I’m concerned. Stone fruits, watermelon, fresh berries…all of my favorite fruits hit their peak in summer. My favorite way to eat seasonal fruit is straight up, but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up.

The fruit salsa recipes below star these seasonal, summer fruits:

  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • strawberries
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • peaches
  • watermelon
  • avocado
  • sweet and hot peppers

Salsa is also great for summer, because you can make the most of garden-fresh herbs, like cilantro and mint.

What to Do with Fruit Salsa

These sweet salsas work well almost anywhere you’d use regular salsas. These are some of the ways that I like to use fruit salsa:

  • on tacos
  • with chips or crackers for dipping
  • on burrito bowls
  • as a sauce for baked tofu or tempeh
  • to spice up summer salads
  • to top a vegan quesadilla

Whatever you decide to make, check out these fruit salsa recipes to help you make the most of summer’s bounty.

7 Fruit Salsa Recipes

1. Nectarine Salsa

I feel like nectarines don’t get enough love, so they’re the stars of this sweet, mildly spicy fruit salsa recipe. I’ve been putting this salsa on basically everything I eat this summer.

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2. Peach and Black Bean Salsa

Peach is a classic fruit salsa flavor, and adding black beans, like in this recipe, makes it hearty enough to be a taco filling on its own.

Strawberry Salsa from Veggies Save the Day

3. Strawberry Salsa

Sweet, summer strawberries with a kick are a seasonal treat that you won’t want to miss. This salsa recipe couldn’t be easier to make!

Grilled Pineapple Salsa from Vegan Yack Attack

4. Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Smoky-sweet grilled pineapple salsa is versatile and delicious. You can pair it with store-bought chips or make the homemade quinoa-corn chips in the recipe.

Mango Salsa from Spabettie

5. Minty Mango Salsa

If your garden is going crazy with mint, like mine is, this salsa is calling your name! Mango is another classic summer fruit salsa flavor, and this recipe mixes things up with mint instead of more traditional cilantro.

Avocado Peach Salsa from Vegan Family Recipes

6. Avocado Peach Salsa

If you’ve never had avocado salsa before, prepare to demolish a whole bowl in one sitting. Adding fruit just takes this fruit salsa recipe over the top in the tastiest way possible.

Watermelon Salsa from Go Dairy Free

7. Fire & Ice Watermelon Salsa

Is there any food that screams “SUMMER!” more than watermelon? I say no! This sweet, spicy, refreshing salsa recipe is perfect for your inner watermelon-lover.

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Fruit salsas are lovely for dipping chips or topping tacos, and they're a great way to take advantage of fresh, summer produce. Try these tasty fruit salsa recipes!

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