Fresh Pineapple Salsa

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This Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe is a treat with diced fresh pineapple, red onion, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, that is incredibly delicious.

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

This pineapple salsa is the perfect side dish, appetizer with chips, topping for tacos, burrito bowls, burgers, or eat alone. 

The summer couldn’t end without me sharing with you a salsa recipe, this pineapple salsa recipe is bursting with flavors and not to mention how colorful it is.

I love salsa and always have it some ready to serve as a dip with chips. The fact that I’m originally from Jamaica, I always seem to prefer fruit salsa even though all salsas. My Mango Tomato Salsa, Simple Salsa Recipe, and Mango Avocado Salsa are also huge hits.

Overlay of ingredients for pineapple salsa in a wooden bowl with cilantro in the background and lime slices in a small wooden bowl, pineapple boat in the background on a wooden background

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

So recently I bought the sweetest pineapple I ever had in a long while, I decided that I had to make salsa with it and I was so happy I did! 

It was an easy pineapple salsa recipe with only 7 ingredients. The flavor was outrageously great and so addictive, I couldn’t stop eating it. I decided to serve it in the pineapple shell (bowl),  and it was so eye-catching and festive.

Fresh Pineapple Salsa Ingredients 

  • Fresh Pineapple – choose a pineapple that is ripe, the skin should be turning yellow, with a slight give when pressed firmly. If you don’t have fresh pineapple then substitute with a can of pineapple tidbits.
  • Red Bell Pepper– choose bell pepper than are bright red, shiny without bruises or withered skin.
  • Cherry Tomato – you can go with red ones or the other colorful varieties to add more colors, cut them in halves or quarters. 
  • Red Onion – this adds color and spicy flavor to your salsa.
  • Jalapeno – you can omit the pepper, or remove the seeds and membranes to reduce the heat.
  • Cilantro – this aromatic herb adds a wonderful flavor to your salsa, if you don’t like the taste, then add freshly chopped basil leaves instead.
  • Lime – balances the flavors and adds a lovely tropical flavor, substitute with lemon. 
  • Salt – add salt to taste. 

Pineapple salsa in pineapple boat on a wooden background with cilantro and lime garnishes

How To Make Pineapple Salsa?

  1. Make a pineapple bowl/boat. Wash the pineapple and using a sharp knife,  cut off half of the pineapple lengthwise, making sure to leave the stem intact. 
  2. Cut around the edges of the pineapple with the knife slanting towards the center. 
  3. Make cuts along each side of the core lengthwise. Remove the core and save to add to smoothies.
  4. Using a large serving spoon, scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl. Dice the flesh of the pineapple to whatever size you prefer. 
  5. Toss all your chopped ingredients in a bowl until fully combined. 
  6. Spoon salsa in the pineapple bowl and garnish with chopped cilantro. 
  7. To store, place leftover pineapple salsa in a container with a tight-fitted lid in the refrigerator for 2 days.

Other Pineapple Recipes To Try

  1. Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  2. Pineapple Fried Rice
  3. Vegan Pineapple Tart
  4. Pineapple Guacamole Baked Plantain
  5. Vegan Blueberry Pineapple Bread
  6. Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts
  7. Teriyaki Soycurls With Pineapple And Bell Peppers

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Nutrition

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Per serving

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Energy: 30 kcal / 125 kJ
Fat: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Carbs: 8 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
For: 12 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make a pineapple bowl/boat. Wash the pineapple and using a sharp knife,  cut off half of the pineapple lengthwise, making sure to leave the stem intact. 
  2. Cut around the edges of the pineapple with the knife slanting towards the center. 
  3. Make cuts along each side of the core lengthwise. Remove the core and save to add to smoothies.
  4. Using a large serving spoon, scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl. Dice the flesh of the pineapple to whatever size you prefer. 
  5. Toss all your chopped ingredients in a bowl until fully combined. 
  6. Spoon salsa in the pineapple bowl and garnish with chopped cilantro. 
  7. To store, place leftover pineapple salsa in a container with a tight-fitted lid in the refrigerator for 2 days.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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