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