pineapple salsa

Pineapple Salsa

We are right in the middle of summer now and these sunny days always lead to entertaining outside by the pool or beach. One of my favorite things to serve on a hot summer day is a nice cold fruity salsa, like this Pineapple Salsa.

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to put together. It’s a great recipe for anyone who wants to start cooking and wants to impress their guests with a unique dish but isn’t ready to tackle a stove yet. This recipe is adapted from a large collection of recipes that my father created and has shared with me. I look forward to showcasing and continuing to share more of his recipes with you guys in the future.

pineapple salsa recipe

What to eat Pineapple Salsa with?

  • It’s the prefect refreshing snack with chips, I’d recommend Trader Joe’s Jerk-Style Plantain Chips for some extra heat to balance the sweetness.
  • This pineapple salsa also makes a great zesty healthy topping for proteins like pork, chicken or fish.
  • Can be thrown into other dishes, like fried rice to add a kiss of something sweet and tangy. 
  • Makes a great tropical condiment on a burger or hot dog.
Pineapple salsa and Trader Joe's jerk-style plantain chips

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

The key to making a great salsa is making sure you chop the ingredients consistently. Dicing all the ingredients the same size allows for you to get all the flavors together in one bite without one overpowering the other. Also, the resting period after mixing all the ingredients allows all the flavors to come together and it allows the lime juice to lessen the astringency of the raw onions. Don’t forget to add the secret ingredient! A touch of olive oil helps balance the acidity of the pineapple and lime.

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pineapple salsa

Pineapple Salsa

A fast fruity salsa with refreshing pineapple, that is super simple to make. Perfect for Summer entertaining!

Course Appetizer, sauce
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword pineapple, pineapple salsa, salsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped you can use an 8oz. can of pineapple tidbits but I prefer fresh
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot sauce I prefer Crystal or Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

  2. Cover and store in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes so the flavors combine and lime cooks onions.