Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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This Easy Pineapple Salsa is chunky and bursting with fresh flavor. Made with: pineapple, avocado, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, salt, lime juice and cilantro. Serve with fish tacos, salmon (or any fresh fish) or tortilla chips! 

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A close up shot of mini cast iron dish filled with pineapple salsa, it's got gorgeous color and there's some margaritas blurred out in the background

Give me alllllll the Mexican food. Seriously, I can’t recall a time when I passed on the opportunity. Besides pizza (mm and maybe bagel or donuts), it’s also my husband’s favorite food. So we eat it quite often.

At home I have to find way to change up our Mexican meals to keep it interesting, and I usually go for fish tacos with Pineapple Salsa.

The hardest part about making this salsa is chopping the veggies, but if you have a Vidalia Chopper. We got one for our wedding and it’s THE BEST! It makes cutting veggies quick and easy, especially for salsa.

An overhead shot of pineapple salsa in a cast iron dish

I love making this Pineapple Salsa to serve with salmon taocs (or taco bowls) but more recently we’ve tried it with Tilapia and Halibut as well, but with the right chicken recipe, this would work too.

Any leftover salsa I gobble up with some chips!

The great thing about any salsa recipe is being able to customize it to your own tastes.

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Our pineapple salsa is pretty straight forward: pineapple, avocado, jalapeño, red onion, red bell pepper, salt, lime juice and cilantro. It’s a chunky salsa so you’re getting all the flavors together in the same bite. 

  • For the pineapple, you can buy a fresh pineapple or pre sliced if you’re in a hurry. If you like homemade pineapple, you have this pineapple corer. It makes cutting the pineapple so easy!
  • If avocados are not in season, you can leave them out, but I love the texture it add to the dish and let’s be real if you don’t like avocado, I’m not sure we can be friends. Kidding…..kind of. 
  • The jalapeño definitely add a bit of a kick, so if you don’t like spicy things, use it sparingly. 
  • I use equal parts of red onion and bell pepper which helps to bulk up the salsa, but I love the crunchiness and helps to off set the sweet and spicy you’re getting from the pineapple and avocado. 
  • Salt and lime juice are essential to add some acidity the really tie the dish together. I don’t use a lot of salt, just a pinch. But for the lime juice, I start with half the lime, mix it up, taste it and add additional juice as needed
  • I put the cilantro down as optional. I love a touch of cilantro in my Mexican food, but I use it sparingly. 

A chip with a big bite of pineapple salsa on it

First, I cut up the onion, bell pepper and jalapeño using my chopper. I mix it together with the diced pineapple and then toss it with a pinch of salt and some line juice. I add the sliced avocado last because I don’t want to smash it and smear it, we’re looking for a nice chunky salsa here. 

If you’ve tasted my killer Easy Guacamole Recipe, you know I like quite a bit of lime and salt, but when it comes to pineapple salsa, you don’t want to overdo it. Start with a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lime juice and add additional to taste.

While I do prefer to make this fresh, it will still be good the next day, and you can definitely enjoy it with some tortilla chips!

A gorgeous mini dish of pineapple salsa with some margaritas in the background and some chips and limes

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A close up shot of mini cast iron dish filled with pineapple salsa, it's got gorgeous color and there's some margaritas blurred out in the background

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups prepared

Description

This Easy Pineapple Salsa is chunky and bursting with fresh flavor. Made with: pineapple, avocado, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, salt, lime juice and cilantro. Serve with fish tacos, salmon (or any fresh fish) or tortilla chips! 

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup diced pineapple
  • 1/41/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/41/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 medium jalapeño, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • small bunch of cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the pineapple, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño and toss together.
  • Juice half a lime and add a pinch of salt, and stir to combine. Add additional lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Gently mix in the avocado.
  • Serve with fish tacos, salmon (or any fresh fish) or tortilla chips. Keep refrigerated.
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