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Pineapple Salsa

Easy Pineapple Salsa

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


This pineapple salsa recipe is easy and is a burst of tropical, fresh flavor! Eat with chips or spoon over grilled fish.


  • 2 cups finely diced fresh pineapple (about 1/2 medium fresh pineapple)*
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper or diced tomato
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pinches sugar (optional based on ripeness)
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Finely dice the pineapple, following How to Cut a Pineapple. Dice the red pepper and red onion. Chop the cilantro
  2. Remove the stem, seeds, and ribs of the jalapeño pepper and mince half of the pepper. For a spicier variation, add the seeds and/or the other half of the pepper. 
  3. Mix all ingredients together, then add the lime juice and kosher salt. Taste and add a few pinches sugar if desired to bring out the flavor of the pineapple (depending on the ripeness of the fruit). Serve immediately with chips, or wait 5 minutes to let the flavors meld. Also serve over grilled fish, or with shrimp or chicken. The salsa tastes best fresh but lasts up to 3 days refrigerated.


*Double these quantities for a party-sized salsa (and allow ample time for chopping!). Press the 2x button for an easy way to double the ingredients. 

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: Mexican inspired
  • Diet: Vegan