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Pineapple Salsa

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You are going to love this easy, sweet, tangy and spicy pineapple salsa.

If you’re looking for something similar to pico de gallo but with a bit of a sweet flavour, this pineapple salsa is one you need to try. It’s great with corn chips or added to fish tacos. 

You really can’t go wrong with this one. Follow the recipe as written and adjust the flavours to taste.

Pineapple Salsa

What is homemade pineapple salsa?

This is really just a pico de gallo with some pineapple thrown in for a hint of sweeteness. Although you could just purchase pineapple pieces for this recipe, you might like to purchase a whole pineapple and use it as a serving bowl.

This pineapple salsa is known for its fresh, uncooked ingredients. It’s sweet, sour, spicy and savoury and is the perfect accompaniment for corn chips or as a salsa for tacos. What is in a typical pico de gallo?

What ingredients are traditionally added to pineapple salsa?

There are many different recipes for pineapple salsa. This is a traditional recipe which includes the following:

  • Tomatoes: Diced fresh tomatoes form the base of pico de gallo. Use ripe, flavorful tomatoes for the best results.
  • Onions: Finely chopped onions, usually red or white, add a sharp and pungent flavor to the salsa.
  • Cilantro (Coriander): Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, contribute a bright and citrusy herbaceous flavor.
  • Jalapeños or Serrano Peppers: Diced or finely chopped for a bit of heat. The seeds and membranes can be removed for a milder version.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice adds acidity and brightness to the salsa.
  • Salt: To taste, enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients.

How long can you keep this in the fridge?

You can store your homemade pico de gallo in the fridge for up to three days. It’s best eaten fresh though. I usually make it, let it chill for a half hour and serve.

Can you freeze pineapple salsa?

If you are adding the salsa to a sauce, go ahead and freeze it. When serving as a side for corn chips or to top a taco, it is best served within three days of preparing it.

What do you serve with this salsa?

Lots of things! While you’re here, why not check out pork pibil tacos, pork carnita tacos or over homemade refried beans.

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Ingredients for pineapple salsa

Get your ingredients together before you start. The whole pineapple is optional but it does make a great serving bowl.

Slicing pineapple into small dice for the salsa.

Cut about 1 cup of pineapple into small dice.I used the pineapple from a hallowed out pineapple but you could just purchase fresh pineapple pieces.

Pineapple salsa served in a hallowed out pineapple.

Do the same with the other ingredients so that you have something that looks like a pico de gallo. Add chilies to taste depending on your spice preferences. Season  with salt to taste

Who doesn’t love a good salsa? You might like to try some of these too!

Pico de Gallo
Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
Jalapeño Hot Sauce
Habanero Hot Sauce
Serrano Hot Sauce
Refried Beans – Not a salsa but so good with corn chips!

You might also like to try Mexican Pickled Carrots which are delicious with any Mexican meal. 


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Yield: 10

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa is delicious served with corn chips or over tacos. You can adjust the sweet and savory flavours to taste. This salsa is best served chillied within a few hours of making it.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 whole pineapple to use as a bowl
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup Pablano chili or bell pepper, diced
  • 1 – 2 jalapeño chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 4 tbsp cilantro (coriander), finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. If using a whole pineapple, slice it in half down the center and scoop out the pineapple in the middle. This makes a great serving bowl. You can use any leftover pineapple for other recipes.
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Be sure to taste it before serving and add salt liberally if you like a salty flavour.
  3. For best results, let the salsa chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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