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Easy Pineapple Salsa

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This homemade pineapple salsa is a sweet and savory addition to any meal. Loaded with fresh pineapple, cilantro, sweet peppers, red onions, and plenty of spice. Serve as an appetizer with chips or add it to your meals.

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Delicious pineapple salsa highlights fresh and colorful ingredients with sweet and savory flavors. It adds great flavors and textures to any dish you serve it with. This is a great summer appetizer or condiment to serve with a meal.

I love adding fresh, sweet, and juicy fruit to meals when it’s unexpected. It adds a touch of sweetness, a fun pop of color, and adds to the texture of the meal. It helps meals to be   

Besides enjoying this salsa with chips, this easy pineapple salsa recipe is also awesome to pair with flank steak tacos, spiced grilled pork chops, shredded cuban beef bowls, jamaican jerk chicken, and peanut crusted chicken!

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How to make this salsa

I love using Mexican Chili Lime seasoning (affiliate link) in this recipe! It adds great flavor in a simple way, without adding a ton of heat. And because there is lime zest in the seasoning blend, I like using lemon juice here instead of the traditional lime juice. It adds a bright and subtly complex flavor profile that I love!

This fresh pineapple salsa is simple and quick to make. For complete directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below. Here is a brief overview: 

  1. Slice the top of the pineapple off. Remove the outside peel of the pineapple to get to the fruit inside by using a pineapple corer/slicer. 
  2. Finely dice the pineapple,sweet peppers, and red onion and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the seasoning, salt, and lemon juice over the top and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge to serve later. 
  5. Enjoy!

Salsa Tips:

  • If you want spicier salsa, replace one of the mini sweet peppers with a jalapeno.

Salsa variations:

  • Try adding some diced mango, black beans, or diced roma tomatoes to this salsa, too!
  • Swap out the lemon juice for lime juice.
  • You can swap out the chili lime seasoning for fajita seasoning.
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How to cut fresh pineapple

Fresh pineapple can typically be found year round at grocery stores, but its peak season is from March to July. Make sure you take advantage of this sweet tropical fruit!

  1. Make sure your knife is sharp and you have a stable cutting board.
  2. Place the pineapple on its side on the cutting board and slice off the crown of leaves and the bottom ½ inch.
  3. Stand the pineapple up on the bottom side and carefully rm away the skin, moving your knife from top to bottom in one stroke. Try to just remove the skin and not the fruit.
  4. Remove any eyes (or brown spots) from the pineapple flesh with a paring knife.
  5. Cut the pineapple in half down the center, and then in half again so you have four equal sized wedges.
  6. Cut the thick, tough core from the center of each wedge.
  7. Cut the pineapple into desired sized pieces. For this salsa, you will want small dice.
homemade pineapple salsa with ingredients behind

Frequently asked questions

Can you use frozen or canned pineapple?

You bet! Using fresh pineapple when it is in season is great, because the taste is sooooo good. Fresh is best here! But you can also use frozen pineapple that is thawed, or canned pineapple tidbits that have been drained. 

How long does pineapple salsa last in the fridge?

This salsa will store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. As it sits, the pineapple will release more juices, so make sure you give the salsa a good stir before you enjoy it again.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Fresh Homemade Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Fresh Homemade Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This homemade pineapple salsa is a sweet and savory addition to any meal. Loaded with fresh pineapple, cilantro, sweet peppers, red onions, and plenty of spice. Serve as an appetizer with chips or add it to your meals.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple
  • ½ Red Onion
  • 3 Mini Sweet Peppers, Red
  • 3 mini Sweet Peppers, Orange
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon or Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Mexican Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

    1. Slice the top of the pineapple off.
    2. Remove the outside peel of the pineapple to get to the fruit inside by using a pineapple corer/slicer.
    3. Finely dice the pineapple.
    4. Finely dice the sweet peppers, and red onion and place in a medium bowl with the pineapple.
    5. Add the seasoning, salt, and lemon juice over the top and mix well.
    6. Serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge to serve later.
    7. Enjoy!

Notes

Salsa Tips:
If you want spicier salsa, replace one of the mini sweet peppers with a jalapeno.



Salsa variations:
Try adding some diced mango, black beans, or diced roma tomatoes to this salsa, too!
Swap out the lemon juice for lime juice.
You can swap out the chili lime seasoning for fajita seasoning.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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