It’s fresh and flavorful – juicy ripe pineapple is the star of the show in this salsa, which is great all on its own, but combining it with a few other flavorful ingredients takes things to the next level!
You just need a few ingredients – all you need are just a few simple ingredients to bring this salsa to life which makes it great to pull together in a pinch!
It’s easy – seriously, it couldn’t be easier to make this salsa. Just chop, combine, let sit, and then serve.
Pineapple: The base of this salsa is sweet and juicy fresh pineapple. To save yourself some time, feel free to buy pre-cut pineapple chunks and then dice them into even smaller pieces.
Red Onion: Fresh red onion gives the salsa the best flavor. You can rinse or soak the red onion in cold water before using to take away some of the ‘bite’.
Jalapeño: Diced jalapeño adds just a little heat to the salsa along with flavor.
Cilantro: You can’t have salsa without fresh cilantro!
Salt: Just a bit to season the salsa.
Lime: You’ll need fresh lime juice and zest for this recipe! Nothing is wasted!
How to Make Pineapple Salsa
Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Step Two: Stir until well combined.
Step Three: Season to taste and then serve or chill until ready to serve!
Tips for the Best Salsa
Choose Ripe Pineapples: When choosing pineapples for this recipe be sure that they are nice and ripe for the best sweet and juicy flavor. Your pineapple should have a golden color and give slightly when pressed. Avoid pineapples that are still too green.
Balance the Flavors: You want to be sure that the salsa has the right blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors. Give the pineapple a taste before using. If it’s particularly sweet, you might want to add a bit more lime juice to the salsa.
Dice It Up: For the best salsa, you want to chop all the ingredients, including the pineapple, into small, uniform pieces. That way you get a little bit of everything in every single bite.
Let the Flavors Meld: Before serving, let the pineapple salsa sit for 30 minutes to give all the flavors a chance to come together.
Kick Up the Heat: If you like your salsa on the spicier side, then leave the ribs and seeds of the jalapeño intact when dicing to add a bit of extra heat.
Serve It Right Away: I find that pineapple salsa tastes its very best the first or second day. I like to prepare it the same morning I plan to serve.
Adjust the sweetness: If you like your salsa on the sweeter side, feel free to add a touch of honey!
What to Serve with Pineapple Salsa
This delicious pineapple salsa is great on its own with tortilla chips but it can also be served in other ways! Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve it up:
I hope you give this Pineapple Salsa a try! They are so easy to make and delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know!
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