Mix up this easy Pineapple Salsa for a sweet, spicy and incredibly delicious dip that you won’t be able to stop eating!

With all the classic salsa ingredients like tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro, this recipe adds a tropical twist with some diced pineapple! This burst of citrus flavor makes this salsa a welcome addition to any appetizer table. Serve it with tortilla chips, or use it as a topping for salmon, grilled pork, chicken, or on tacos.

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The Best Pineapple Salsa Recipe

  • Easy to make and ready in minutes, pineapple salsa is a must-have at any picnic or bbq!
  • Use this salsa as a dip, a marinade for chicken or pork, a topping for grilled Mahi Mahi or salmon, or add to shrimp tacos and fajitas!
  • This tropical crowd-pleasing recipe has so many uses, you’ll want to double up the batch! One step and it’s ready!

Pineapple Salsa ingredients

Fresh Ingredients!

CITRUS: Fresh pineapple is best, but canned will also work. Just be sure to drain the juice and save it for a smoothie! Try other fruits like mango, peach, and grapefruit.

SPICY: For a mild salsa, remove the jalapeno seeds. For a spicier flavor, leave the seeds in. Finely diced Anaheim chiles and poblano chiles can also be used and are so tasty.

VEGGIES: Stick with red onions for both color and sweetness. Diced avocado, bell peppers, celery, and corn niblets add extra flavor and crunch, so why not give them a try!

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

This salsa can be ready in no time!

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit 20 minutes before serving (as per the recipe below).

NOTE: Use freshly chopped basil in place of cilantro, and garnish with sliced black olives, if desired.

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Serving Suggestions

Pineapple salsa is perfect with tortilla chips and crackers. Or serve it with sliced cucumbers and celery for a low-carb appetizer. Delicious as a topping for tacos, fajitas, and air fryer frozen burgers. Or add pineapple salsa mixed with black beans to chilled shrimp, and serve over salad greens to make a healthy and zesty, low-cal meal! This citrusy salsa makes a tasty and unique topping for vanilla ice cream, too!

Tips For Success

  • For best results, finely chop the ingredients to ensure a little bit of all those delicious flavors get on every chip and in every bite!
  • Keep leftover pineapple salsa in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Stir before serving and drain the extra juice, if needed. Pineapple salsa can be frozen, but the texture won’t be the same. It’s recommended to make the recipe fresh!
  • Add leftover salsa to sour cream or guacamole for a tasty and creamy blend.

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Dips Bursting With Flavor!

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Pineapple Salsa

Salsa with pineapple is so sweet, spicy and delicious! It's perfect as a dip, topping, garnish or side.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly


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  • 2 cups pineapple diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon red onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all salsa ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes before serving.


  • Chop or dice ingredients to small and evenly sized pieces. 
  • Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 4 days. Freezing this salsa is not recommended.
  • Give salsa a stir before serving and drain juice, if needed.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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