This delicious Pineapple Salsa is so flavorful and made with just a few simple ingredients. It’s the perfect party appetizer or snack!

While You’ll Love This Easy Pineapple Salsa

  • 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.

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Recipe Ingredients

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!

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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!

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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!

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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:

How to Store

You can store your salsa in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

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Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: sides
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: sides
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 of a jalapeño, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice and zest of 1 lime

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Season to taste and then serve or chill until ready to serve!
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