Appetizer/ Condiment/ Recipe

Pineapple Salsa

April 16, 2016 (Last Updated: October 29, 2019)

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This pineapple salsa is perfect over grilled fish, chicken or as a dip with tortilla chip!

Pineapple Salsa with red onions and cilantro served with corn chips

If you haven’t ever had a fruit salsa, you are in for a treat!  It is so fresh tasting and delicious.

When I was making this salsa, the kids kept asking, “Where are the tomatoes?”  Most salsas do have tomatoes, but not this one!  This salsa only has 5 ingredients – but no tomatoes!

Salsa on a plate with corn chips.

One of my favorite ways to eat this salsa is with grilled fish or chicken, but we’ve also served it with taco. Sometimes I eat it by the spoonful!

Go grab yourself a fresh pineapple and throw together this quick and delicious pineapple salsa.

Fresh chopped pineapple with cilantro and onions.

Other Great Salsa Recipes:

A bowl filled with fresh salsa.


5 from 4 votes
Pineapple Salsa in a blue and white bowl.
Pineapple Salsa
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Fresh salsa made with pineapple
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: pineapple, pineapple salsa, salsa, salsa recipe
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 41 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 ripe pineapple diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1 whole jalapeno finely minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 Fresh lime squeezed
  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Mix lightly.
  3. Cover and chill.
Recipe Notes

Best if made at least 1 hour before serving.
Best eaten within 2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 38.3mg46%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.








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  • Reply
    April 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    What a great combination of spicy and sweet. This looks super delicious, the perfect addition for our next barbeque!

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      April 24, 2016 at 4:37 am

      You can control the spiciness by adding as much jalapeno as you desire. Some people like it extra spicy!

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    April 22, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I always love the sweetness of pineapple with some spicy and hot flavor.. It always turned sooooo good… Awesome share…

    • Reply
      April 23, 2016 at 5:29 am

      The sweet and spicy combo is great!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    April 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

    I love this awesome combo of sweet and spicy flavors. Nothing can beat refreshing and delicious looking salsa and this one is so good.

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    April 20, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I love pineapple salsa – it’s a summertime staple in my house as we spoon it over EVERYTHING! Excited to try your version. 🙂

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      April 20, 2016 at 4:51 am

      It is so good and so good for you! That’s a win, win for me!

  • Reply
    April 20, 2016 at 12:43 am

    5 stars
    I had only traditional tomato salsa in mind. This sounds interesting. Pineapple salsa can go well with Indian roti and steamed rice for our traditional sadya

    • Reply
      April 20, 2016 at 4:50 am

      It sounds like a perfect combination with your Indian dish!

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    April 19, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I am making salmon patties tonight and I need this pineapple salsa.

    • Reply
      April 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      It would go perfectly with salmon!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    April 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

    This pineapple salsa would be great in tacos or over fish! Love this recipe.

    • Reply
      April 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      You are sooooo right! Fish tacos, fish, chicken, chips, a big spoon! All are perfect ways to eat this salsa!

  • Reply
    April 19, 2016 at 6:22 am

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I’ve not had salsa with pineapple but I need to get on that! My daughter has made it with mango and that’s a favorite of ours! Love it, Kathy!!

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      April 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Mmmmm…mango salsa sounds great too! I’d better put that on my list!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    April 19, 2016 at 4:20 am

    I love fruit salsa! The eye popping color and the swirling taste. Sometimes I make my own, sometimes we buy from the Amish who whip is up pretty cheaply out in the country, but I’m trying this!!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    April 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    It looks like a great salsa, Kathy! I am intrigued and would definitely try it, since I love pineapple. So fresh, sweet and spicy, the perfect salsa for spring and upcoming summer!

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      April 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      It is so fresh tasting!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    April 18, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Oh yum! I’ve been thinking about pineapple lately for some reason and this salsa looks like something I need in my life! I especially love that you grilled it! Pinning!

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    April 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    5 stars
    I love pineapple salsa and will put it on everything. Trying to recipe next time I make it. BTW, did you change the look of your site? The header script looks different too. Well, if you did change it, then I like it a lot!

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    Manali @ CookWithManali
    April 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    this is my favorite kind of salsa, delicious 🙂

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    April 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    5 stars
    WOW! It’s beautiful, sweet and spicy, delicious. Perfect salasa 🙂

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    April 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve been craving pineapple a lot lately. This salsa looks just perfect!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    April 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Totally in love with this! I’d eat it with a spoon! 🙂

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    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
    April 18, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Too funny, I was literally just thinking about making pineapple salsa this weekend! Love how fresh and colorful this is 🙂

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      April 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      That is funny! I guess we must have similar taste….or cravings!

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    April 18, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Sweet and spicy salsas are my favorite! I just really like that combination. And the pineapple sounds great!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    April 18, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Yay to pineapple twinning, Kathy! Mine doesn’t have tomatoes in it either. Great minds, friend! 😉 Yours looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! Cheers!

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      April 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Wow! We are totally in sync! I need to check yours out!

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    Dawn at Girl Heart Food
    April 18, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Oh, how delicious Kathy! Funny, last evening me and hubby were talking about salsa with pineapple in it. Your recipe is a perfect addition to Summer time bbqs for sure. I have a pineapple on our kitchen counter so I know what I’m making 😉

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      April 18, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Perfect timing! I think this recipe is just perfect for you 🙂

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    David @ Spiced
    April 18, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Pineapples are on sale at our local grocery store right now…and I’m thinking a big batch of this salsa might need to happen. I’ve always been partial to ‘traditional’ salsa, but I do love pineapples! Oh, I wonder if we could grill that pineapple and then add it to this salsa? Yum!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      I’ve been thinking about using the grilled pineapple in here too! I need to give it a try!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    April 18, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Sweet and spicy Kathy! This salsa sounds delish! A nice change up from the regular tomato salsa!

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      April 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      It is really delish! I love all kinds of salsas!

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