With juicy pineapple, spicy jalapenos, red bell peppers and lime juice, you can’t go wrong with this Pineapple Salsa! It has the perfect amount of spicy and sweet for a refreshing before-dinner snack!
If you are looking for an easy homemade salsa recipe, this pineapple salsa is it! It is perfectly sweet and spicy and makes the best summer snack!
What is your favorite part of eating at a Mexican restaurant? Of course I love the margaritas (who doesn’t??) and the main entrees are always fabulous, but the real reason I go is for the salsa!
I love how each restaurant has their own unique recipe. From spicy to mild, and chunky to smooth, I like them all!
Chips and salsa is one of my favorite snacks, whether at a Mexican restaurant or at home. It is quick, easy, and full of delicious flavor. I almost always have all of the ingredients in my pantry, so when I’m looking for something to snack on, salsa is usually my go to.
I love a good savory salsa, like my 3-Minute Salsa. The flavor combination of tomatoes, cilantro, onion and lime juice is one that can not be beat.
However, if you have never tried one, a SWEET salsa is great, too! Not only can you eat it with chips, but you can also use it to top your favorite dinner, like chicken, for a flavor that is out of this world.
What does salsa mean? Salsa just means sauce. Any sauce, really. The only constant with salsas is that there is acidity. For this pineapple salsa, that is the lime juice.
This particular pineapple salsa has all of the staple ingredients of a traditional salsa: red bell pepper, onions, jalapenos and lime juice. The difference is swapping out the tomatoes for pineapple.
The sweet and juicy pineapple helps to tame the spicy jalapenos and provides the perfect balance of flavor.
You can absolutely use canned pineapple for this recipe, but I recommend using fres
h. There is just something about fresh pineapple that totally makes this salsa!
Also, letting it marinate for a few hours before serving really helps to enhance the flavors of all of the ingredients.
Do you have a favorite salsa recipe? If so, share it with me in the comments! Then grab some chips and a margarita and dig (or dip!) right in!
Because you like this pineapple salsa recipe, you are also going to love these other easy salsa recipes:
Tools for making this Pineapple Salsa:
Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!
Latex gloves- use these for chopping jalapenos and save yourself from burning hands!
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- 1 cup pineapple , chopped into bite-size pieces
- 2 tablespoons jalapeno , seed and minced
- 2 tablespoons red bell pepper , seeded and minced
- 2 tablespoons red onion , minced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Cover and allow to marinate for 1-24 hours.
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