Pineapple Salsa

Tropical Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

Hollowed out pineapple with fresh homemade salsa put into the fruit. Served with blue corn chips

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I’m not a stranger to homemade salsa recipes. While most of you come here for the sweets, if you poke around you’ll see I have plenty of savory foods too. And that includes a variety of salsa recipes, frommango salsa to salsa verde!

Normally, people imagine salsa to be a tomato based dip for your tortilla chips. And while that’s awesome and wonderful, if you’ve never explored FRUIT in your salsa, please give it a try.

You can still get the heat by adding in jalapenos, but the addition of pineapple in the salsa gives it a sweet flavor.

It’s perfect on a chip or to add to your favorite fish or chicken recipe (like I did with this strawberry salsa).

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

Tropical Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

PINEAPPLE.

Cut a fresh pineapple in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pineapple filling, discarding the hard and bitter center portion. Save the hollowed out pineapple to use as a serving bowl for your fresh pineapple salsa.

SALSA.

To the fresh diced pineapple, add finely diced red onion, green pepper, jalapenos, and roma tomatoes. Be sure to chop everything small so you can scoop this salsa on a chip.

Add salt, pepper, lime juice, and cilantro. Mix everything and refrigerate in a covered bowl until ready to serve. 

SERVE.

To serve, spoon fresh salsa into the saved pineapple “bowl.” Refill as needed and enjoy with tortilla chips!

Tropical Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

What to serve with Pineapple Salsa

While tortilla chips are always a hit, and spooning salsa over chicken is an option as well, we like to create a fiesta party with these tex mex dishes:

Tropical Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

If you love today’s salsa…here are a few of my favorite snacks:

Yield: 12 servings

Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Tropical Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple (diced)- about 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced fine
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBSP cilantro, snipped
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 5 cranks fresh black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut a fresh pineapple in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pineapple filling, discarding the hard and bitter center portion. Save the hollowed out pineapple to use as a serving bowl for your fresh pineapple salsa.
  2. To the fresh diced pineapple, add finely diced red onion, green pepper, jalapenos, and roma tomatoes. Be sure to chop everything small so you can scoop this salsa on a chip.
  3. Add salt, pepper, lime juice, and cilantro. Mix everything and refrigerate in a covered bowl until ready to serve. 
  4. To serve, spoon fresh salsa into the saved pineapple "bowl." Refill as needed and enjoy with tortilla chips!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Tropical Pineapple Salsa is a spicy, sweet, colorful snack idea! So versatile, you can enjoy with tortilla chips or spoon it over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

Today’s recipe for Pineapple Salsa was originally posted on Shugary Sweets on July 5, 2016.

Aimee

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Comments & Reviews

  1. This sounds so delicious!! I was wondering if the green pepper is a green bell pepper or is it a hot pepper? I can handle a little spice but not super hot! Thanks for the recipe?

  2. Thank you so much for your commitment and service, Marine Mom and Son. You sacrifice a lot for all of us. I hope your son makes it through training with the heat of the summer. He must be one tough guy to get so far. Congratulations and I know you must be SO proud. My best to your family 🙂

  3. Hi Aimee,

    This recipe looks amazing and your presentation couldn’t be cuter! This will be the star of our next cookout for sure!

  4. I love fruity salsas! And how adorable is this to serve it in the pineapple?! Such a summery dish – love it!

  5. I LOVE pineapple salsa! I don’t even need chips or anything to put it on…just give me a fork! Enjoy your summer and just staying put…as someone who’s summer is anything but ‘calm’, I’d love to be having yours 🙂

  6. I LOVE this salsa, Aimee! Not only is it filled with pineapple (my fave) but I love the presentation too! How fun would this be to serve at summer parties? Love!!

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