Perfectly sweet and a little bit spicy, this flavorful Pineapple Salsa is filled with simple ingredients, including pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeño with tangy lime juice and fresh cilantro. Serve with grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp, or enjoy scooped onto your favorite salty tortilla chips. Vegan & gluten-free.
Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Fruit salsas are the best, and this fresh pineapple salsa recipe is one of my favorites. Made with red onions, jalapeño, bell pepper, pineapple, cilantro, lime juice, and pineapple juice, this fresh and flavorful salsa is perfect with salty tortilla chips or scooped onto your favorite fish, shrimp, chicken, or tacos.
If you aren’t a fan of cilantro or jalapeños, feel free to leave them out. This salsa is super versatile and will still taste awesome.
Hosting a party? Serve this pineapple salsa in a hollowed-out pineapple (aka pineapple boat). Simply slice a pineapple in half lengthwise, then remove the core and scoop out the flesh. So fun!
How to Make Pineapple Salsa
To make pineapple salsa, start by combining the lime juice, cilantro, pineapple juice, and salt in a large bowl. Feel free to leave out the cilantro if you aren’t a fan. Next, add the diced pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeño to the bowl. Gently mix until coated with the dressing—season with more salt to taste.
Time allowing – Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer it to the refrigerator for at least one hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
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What to Serve with Pineapple Salsa
- Grilled Meats and Fish: My favorite way to serve fruit salsas. The sweetness of the pineapple complements the smoky flavors of grilled chicken, pork, or beef. Meanwhile, the bright and acidic flavors in the salsa are perfect for fish – particularly grilled or blackened varieties like mahi-mahi, salmon, or tilapia.
- Tacos, Quesadillas, and Nachos: Enjoy it with carne asada tacos, birra tacos, fish tacos, and shrimp tacos.
- Rice: This light pineapple salsa perfectly complements sticky white rice. Serve it with baked chicken or salmon for an easy and delicious dinner.
- Chips: The perfect appetizer. Include guacamole for even more fun.
Storage and Freezing
Storing leftovers in the refrigerator: Transfer leftover pineapple salsa to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freezing Pineapple Salsa: If you’re not planning to use the salsa within a week, you can store it in the freezer. Freezing may slightly affect its texture upon thawing, but the flavor should still be good. It can last for up to 2 months in the freezer. To thaw, transfer to the refrigerator for several hours or overnight before serving.
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- 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice - plus more to taste
- 2 tablespoon pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro - minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt - plus more to taste
- 4 cups pineapple - chopped into cubes
- 1 red bell pepper - seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
- ½ red onion - diced
- 1 large jalapeño pepper - seeded and diced (about ½ cup)
- Combine the lime juice, cilantro, pineapple juice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Add the pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeño to the bowl, and stir gently until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the sauce.
- Season with additional salt and lime juice to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve with lime wedges and tortilla chips or on your favorite fish, chicken, or tacos.
- Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- If you’re sensitive to spicy foods, feel free to leave out the jalapeño.
- Delicious additions: Avocado, mango, cherry tomatoes.
- For best results, make this recipe using fresh pineapple. In a pinch, canned pineapple will work, but fresh, ripe pineapple will taste best.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)