This Pineapple salsa is an easy recipe that pairs so well with summer foods. If you love pineapple like me you will want to put this luscious fruit salsa on your grilled meats and darn near everything else.
It only takes 10 minutes to make this delicious fruit salsa too!
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Freshly prepared pineapple jalapeno salsa is a versatile and nutritious condiment. The sweet and spicy salsa is an obvious choice during the summer months. So make sure to have a fresh whole pineapple on-hand whenever possible! Fresh salsas are so much better than jarred.
The recipe is gluten free and clean eating compliant too.
What to serve with pineapple salsa?
This salsa goes great with light summery wines or a refreshing Blue Lagoon Cocktail and can be served so many ways. The pineapple adds tropical flair any dish.
- Serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips.
- Pineapple salsa with grilled chicken is always a popular choice.
- Top Blackened Salmon with the pineapple salsa. The sweet salsa is a perfect contrast to the spicy seasoning of the salmon.
- It is fabulous on fish tacos.
- Try it on a dry pulled pork.
- Scoop some on your burger!
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How to Make Pineapple Salsa
This easy pineapple salsa recipe uses fresh ingredients and only takes a few short minutes to make. I've added a few pictures to help you see the right dice sizes. That is most of the work to this dish. Printable recipe card can be found below.
Prepping the Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you will need to prepare the recipe.
- The dice for the pineapple is tidbit sized.
- The sweet red bell peppers are also diced relatively small.
- The jalapeno pepper is more finely diced. Add more or less of this hot pepper to adjust the spice level.
- Cilantro is chopped as usual.
- The green onions (scallions) are fine sliced. (Diced red onion can be substituted if you prefer)
- The seasoning is simply sea salt, freshly squeezed lime juice and apple cider vinegar.
Cutting the Fresh Pineapple
I cut up a lot of Pineapple in my house, but I don't use a corer or any fancy technique.
Instead, I simply lop the top and bottom off. Flip it to tone of the cut ends for stability, then slice off the tough skin, turning as needed. Once the pineapple is peeled, I cut off planks or wedges from around the center stalk. These large pieces are then cut as you like.
Tip: My friend recently suggested saving that center stalk to make pineapple infused water with. Seems like a healthy frugal idea to me.
Once all the fresh ingredients are chopped up, your work is pretty much done. Simply combine pineapple, red bell pepper, jalapeno, green onion and chopped cilantro in a medium bowl. Pour in the lime juice and vinegar and sprinkle on the salt, then mix well.
The pineapple salsa can be used immediately. It is better if you let the flavors meld together for at least 20 to 30 minutes though.
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Pineapple Salsa Recipe
- 2 cups pineapple diced (fresh, not canned pineapple)
- ½ cup sweet red pepper diced
- 2 tablespoon jalapeno pepper finely diced
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoon green onion* sliced
- 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar**
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Chop the fresh ingredients.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Taste to see if you would like to add more jalapeno or salt.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Preferably allow at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to develop, but you can serve immediately if need be.