Pineapple Salsa

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This Pineapple Salsa recipe bold & flavorful – the perfect blend of sweet and salty. It’s easy to make in 10 minutes with 6 ingredients, and is so delicious you’ll keep coming back for more!

a bowl of Pineapple Salsa


This pineapple salsa recipe is a vibrant, delicious and healthy dish to serve alongside your favorite Mexican recipes.

Made with 6 fresh ingredients like juicy fresh pineapple, red onion lime juice and cilantro, it is a flavor-packed dip perfect to serve with salty tortilla chips.

This is a mild pineapple salsa, but you can increase the heat by adding diced jalapeño.

Pineapple Salsa with two chips

Pineapple Salsa: Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Pineapple Salsa recipe
  • Fresh Pineapple. make sure your pineapple is ripe and sweet. I don’t suggest substituting canned.
  • Red onion. Yellow or white onion are good substitutes for red.
  • Lime juice. fresh or bottled both work well.
  • To add heat: finely dice a jalapeño pepper and mix it into the recipe.
a bowl of Pineapple Salsa

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

We’ll walk through this recipe step-by-step, and as always you can watch the video for additional guidance.

Begin by finely dicing the pineapple and red onion and chopping the cilantro. This is the most time-consuming part of the recipe.

onion, cilantro and pineapple cut up in bowls to make Pineapple Salsa

Then, add the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl with a lid. Start by adding ¼ tsp sea salt, then you can taste and adjust accordingly after it chills.

Pineapple Salsa ingredients in a glass mixing bowl

Stir the pineapple salsa until the ingredients are evenly combined.

Pineapple Salsa stirred together in a glass mixing bowl

Then, secure the lid and transfer the pineapple salsa to the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.

Pineapple Salsa in a glass mixing bowl with a lid to be chilled

Serve

When ready to serve, stir, taste and adjust salt as necessary.

Then, transfer the pineapple salsa to a serving bowl and garnish it with extra cilantro, onions, etc. and serve chilled.

We like to serve it alongside our favorite Mexican recipes like ground beef tacos, chicken enchiladas, and chicken quesadillas.

Pineapple Salsa in a bowl

Store

Store leftover pineapple salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

up close photo of Pineapple Salsa with chips

Pineapple Salsa Recipe FAQS

What goes well with pineapple salsa?

It’s a great side or appetizer to your favorite Mexican recipes. It also pairs very well with grilled chicken, or fish.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, you can double the ingredients and mix it in a large bowl.

Can I make it spicy?

Yes, add a diced jalapeño pepper to the recipe to make it spicy.

a chip scooping Pineapple Salsa out of a bowl

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Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Laura
This Pineapple Salsa recipe bold & flavorful – the perfect blend of sweet and salty. It's easy to make in 10 minutes with 6 ingredients, and is so delicious you'll keep coming back for more!
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 25
Prep Time10 minutes
Chilling1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 cups pineapple finely diced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped (measured before chopping)
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

Instructions 

  • Finely dice the pineapple and red onion and chop the cilantro.
  • Add the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl with a lid. Start by adding ¼ tsp sea salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Secure the lid and transfer the salsa to the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve, stir, taste and adjust salt as necessary.
  • Transfer the pineapple salsa to a serving bowl. Then, garnish with extra cilantro, onions, etc. and serve chilled.

Video

Notes

Note: Make sure to very finely dice the ingredients so the salsa can easily be scooped with chips.
Ingredient Substitution Notes
  • Fresh Pineapple. make sure your pineapple is ripe and sweet. I don’t suggest substituting canned.
  • Red onion. Yellow or white onion are good substitutes for red.
  • Lime juice. fresh or bottled both work well.
  • To add heat: finely dice a jalapeño pepper and mix it into the recipe.
Store
Store leftover pineapple salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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