Layered Mango Pineapple Salsa Salad

layered mango pineapple salsa salad

This idea did double duty this week. Layers of mango pineapple salsa, black beans, avocado and queso fresco, in individual servings and topped with a big handful of tortilla chips. The chips on top don’t get soggy, and you can double-dip as much as you want! We served it in pretty glass bowls at Jordan’s Housewarming Party on Sunday, then in take-home containers for Oh Happy Day Craft Night on Thursday.

layered mango pineapple salsa salad
Crappy phone pic but look how cute!

I found these quart-sized deli containers at a restaurant supply (try Smart & Final or Cash & Carry), or of course they are available online.

Serve with a fork for easier eating!


Mango Pineapple Salsa

This recipe is very flexible- feel free to mix up the types of fruit, increase or decrease the amount of jalapeño, etc.

  • 2 mangoes, peeled, cored, and diced into very small dice (about 1/2-1/4 inch)
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and diced into very small dice (about 1/2-1/4 inch)
  • 1 jalapeño, very finely diced (leave out core and seeds to reduce heat)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of 2 limes
  • salt to taste

Toss together and season to taste.

For Assembly

  • shredded lettuce or greens
  • black beans, drained and rinsed
  • avocados, cut into large chunks, tossed with lime juice and salt
  • queso fresco or goat cheese, crumbled
  • tortilla chips (I liked the look of white corn chips the best with the yellow of the salsa)

Start with a handful of lettuce at the bottom. Layer black beans, avocado, mango pineapple salsa, and queso fresco. Can be assembled and refrigerated in advance up to this point. Before serving, top with large handful of tortilla chips.


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