All-Purpose Fruit Salsa

A versatile root formula for fruit salsa that's vegan and can be made using various seasonal fruits to go with any meal

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This is a Root Formula, a simplified recipe that shows which ingredients are core and which can be changed to create different flavor combinations or use what you have on hand.
See our Variations on this Formula below.


Fruit salsa formula with grapes, peppers, and red onion

All-Purpose Fruit Salsa (A Root Formula)

Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Yield: 2 cups

Recipe Notes

This salsa works with all of the fruits listed below. You can also use this same formula to make corn salsa or black bean and corn salsa. If making a black bean and corn salsa, use 1 cup each corn and black beans in place of the fruit.


  • 2 cups Fruit, cut into small dice
  • 1/4 medium red onion cut into small dice or 2 scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 yellow or red bell pepper, cut into small dice
  • 1 jalapeño, other hot pepper, or 1 tablespoon hot green or red pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, mint, basil, or parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or rice wine vinegar
  • Spices, optional
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Peaches or nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Oranges (or a combination of oranges and grapefruits)
  • Apricots
  • Plums
  • Pineapple
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado


  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin or chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder


  • Mix all ingredients. Let stand a few minutes for flavors to blend. Serve.

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