Mango Pineapple Salsa & Mexican Spice Rub

In lieu of the plethora of barbeques that will be taking place this 4th of July weekend, I wanted to share with you two recipes that I made for my sister and brother-in-law that are perfect for any picnic or party.  I made a Mexican spice rub for a pork tenderloin that I then grilled and served with mango pineapple salsa. I also grilled the pineapple making this a delicious and refreshing meal; perfect for the summer.  Try the rub with pork, beef, or even turkey.  Ribs would be wonderful for this rub as well.  Enjoy and have a wonderful 4th of July!


  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/4 c cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt & pepper to season


  1. Over a hot grill or grill pan, grill the pineapple rings for 2 minutes on each side
  2. Set pineapple aside to cool
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix
  4. Dice the pineapple rings and add to the mix
  5. Refrigerate for 15 minutes
  6. Serve cool over pork tenderloin or other meat

Mexican Spice Rub


  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbs oregano
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning*
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder


  1. Combine all spices and store in a tight container

*If you do not have Cajun seasoning, use 2 tbsp chili powder and 2 tsp of cayenne instead.

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One response to “Mango Pineapple Salsa & Mexican Spice Rub

  1. I loooove fruit salsas. Mango is one of my favorite kinds. When Wil makes it, he sautees half of the mango and leaves half raw, and it is delicious. I’ve also made a similar kiwi salsa, which has all the same ingredients but kiwis instead of mango + pineapple. Yum!

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