This pineapple salsa is fresh and easy to whip up in only five minutes! Use it as a topping on fish tacos, pork chops, grilled chicken, or as a dip with your favorite tortilla chips. This is a recipe for all you sweet and spicy lovers, and is perfect for a spring or summer party.
I love using fresh, seasonal fruit in salsa recipes. It’s a great way to enjoy the fresh, sweet tastes of warm weather in a more savory way.
This pineapple salsa is packed with yummy ingredients, including ripe fresh pineapple.
In this post, I’ll show you how to tackle dicing a fresh pineapple (it’s easy! promise) and show you how easy it is to make this pineapple salsa in your food processor so it’s the PERFECT consistency- not too thin, and not too chunky.
Just the right amount of stick-to-your-tortilla-chips thickness, which is the mark of a good salsa, if you ask me.
How to cut a fresh pineapple
It’s SO easy to cut up a fresh pineapple, albiet a bit sticky.
Just cut the top and bottom off of the pineapple, then slice down the sides in order to take off the peel. Pineapple is unique, in that parts of the peel tend to extend deeper into the fruit, so make sure you take off a good quarter inch thickness.
Then, slice the pineapple just outside the core, so you can discard it. The core is edible, but a bit tough.
Now, you can dice up the pieces you sliced away from the core, and there you have it! Easy peasy.
I’m a bit traditional in the kitchen so I prefer to use a knife, but if you like kitchen gadgets, these pineapple corers make easy work of this task.
How to make pineapple salsa
You guys, this is probably the easiest recipe on the whole blog. Because after you dice the pineapple, it’s smooth sailing from there.
You’ll want to do a little more prep- halve the jalapeño pepper so you can remove the seeds and ribs (unless you like things super spicy), and roughly chop the onion and pepper. I also minced the garlic, since I wanted to make sure that flavor was easily distributed.
Put all the ingredients in your food processor, and pulse 10-15 times. That’s it! You may need to pulse more or less depending on the consistency you’re going for.
What to serve with pineapple salsa
Really, I think this is the perfect accompaniment to almost any grilled protein- the smokiness from grilling paired with the sweet, bright flavors in this salsa can’t be beat!
But you can always simply serve it as a dip with your favorite tortilla chips. And if you’re feeling fancy, you could even carve a bowl out of your pineapple as a serving vessel!
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5 Minute Pineapple Salsa
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Pulse about 10-15 times, or until the salsa is the desired consistency. Try not to get it too thin, or too chunky.
- Serve pineapple salsa with tortilla chips, grilled chicken, on fish tacos, with pork chops... etc.!
- If the salsa is too watery, you can strain some of it out, or spoon it out and discard.
- For a spicier version, use the whole jalapeño pepper- seeds and all.
- If you can't get your hands on fresh pineapple, canned can be used instead.
- The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.