Ahh, summer. That time when fresh produce is at its peak. That means it’s time for some great salsa!
This Pineapple Salsa is sure to satisfy those cravings for something refreshing, sweet, and just a little bit spicy.
There’s really nothing to it… Just chop, mix, and enjoy!
I like to think of summer as salsa season. In all it’s varieties, from simple Pico de Gallo, to spicy Salsa Taquera, to sweet Mango Salsa or Peach Salsa, it’s hard to beat these Mexican inspired condiments.
This time we’re getting some tropical vibes going. And let me tell you, this Pineapple Salsa is a big hit around here!
You’re Gonna Love our Pineapple Salsa. Why?
- It’s super versatile. From tacos to grilled meats, and so much more, it can always find a place on your plate.
- You can make it in no time, and it’s make ahead friendly too. So make a big batch!
- Along with pineapple, it has a mix of veggies to make it nutritious as well as delicious.
- This pineapple salsa is a guaranteed hit at any gathering. Its vibrant colors and exciting flavors are sure to dazzle your guests. Be ready to share the recipe because people will be asking!
- You can totally customize it to your liking.
- The flavor combination is just perfect!
How to Choose a Good, Ripe Pineapple
Unlike many fruits, pineapples do not continue to ripen after they have been harvested. This means that it’s important to choose a ripe pineapple when shopping.
A ripe pineapple should have a vibrant, golden yellow color on the outer skin. While a little green is okay, try to avoid pineapples that are completely green, as they may not have ripened.
The best test is to sniff the base of the pineapple. This is where pineapples show their true ripeness. A ripe pineapple will have a sweet, tropical aroma at the base. If it doesn’t smell of anything, it’s likely not ripe.
- Pineapple – Fresh and ripe.
- Bell peppers – Red and orange today, but use any of your favorite colors.
- Tomato – Good ripe ones, not those spongy tomatoes.
- Jalapeno – For a hint of kick.
- Lime juice – For a little tang.
- Cilantro – Because it’s salsa.
- Salt – To taste.
Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Chop. Mix. Chill. That’s it!
Recipe Notes and Tips
- Fresh is best: Nothing beats the taste of fresh ingredients! Be sure to use fresh pineapples and other veggies for this salsa. It will add a vibrancy and juiciness that canned or frozen can’t match.
- Choose ripe pineapples: Under or overripe pineapples will not make good salsa.
- Chop consistently: Try to dice all your ingredients about the same size. Not only does this make your salsa look beautiful and uniform, it also ensures an even distribution of flavors in each bite.
- Adjust to taste: Pineapple salsa is wonderfully customizable. Want it spicier? Add more jalapeno. Looking for extra tanginess? Squeeze in some extra lime juice. The beauty of this salsa is that it’s yours, so feel free to experiment and make it your own!
- Let it rest: Once you’ve mixed your salsa, let it sit for about 30 minutes before serving. This gives the flavors time to blend and mingle.
How to Use Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple salsa is a great accompaniment for a variety of meats and seafoods. We especially love it alongside Grilled Chicken Thighs, Kalua Pork, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Shrimp, Teriyaki Chicken, Pollo Asado or Baked Salmon.
Or just keep it simple and serve it with a big pile of tortilla chips for scooping.
Leftovers and Storage
Pineapple salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. It might become more juicy or watery as it sits for some time.
Some people like all the flavors melded like that. You can always drain the water or juices before serving the salsa again.
Celebrate summer with our fresh and delicious pineapple salsa. It’s just the recipe you need to help get those tropical flavors going
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Pineapple Salsa, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 3 cups pineapple, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- salt, to taste
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust for salt, lemon juice and jalapeno.
- Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 101mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 1g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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