Pineapple Salsa is the most delicious juicy topping for tacos or the perfect tortilla chip dip… and it’s so good you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.

Juicy chunks of pineapple, crunchy red bell pepper, red onion, and a touch of heat from jalapeno are the perfect combination. While it makes a great dip, it’s amazing spooned over grilled chicken or fish.

Pineapple salsa topped with lime wedges and cilantro

Why this Salsa Makes our Top 10

Fresh flavors! Sweet, salty, spicy, and perfect in pretty much every way.

This salsa is perfect on everything from fish tacos to chicken tacos, nachos, or even straight up with tortilla chips!

It packs a big flavor in about 20 minutes. Just a little chopping, this recipe is perfect for a potluck, barbecue, or any time you want a light and colorful addition to a meal!  To speed prep up we love to use our favorite chopper, it creates the perfect chunky pineapple salsa.

Pineapple salsa ingredients


PINEAPPLE You can’t have pineapple salsa without pineapple of course! Fresh is best but canned works in this recipe too. Swap out other fruits from mango to peaches or even cucumbers and apples.

SPICY Jalapenos add a touch of heat. You can increase the spice level by leaving the seeds in the jalapenos or by adding a little taco seasoning or chili powder.

VEGGIES For extra crunch (and color) add diced bell peppers and red onion. Some other great veggies to add are tomatoes, tomatillos, or avocados.

Don’t forget the lime juice and cilantro for the perfect balance of flavors!

Pineapple salsa ingredients mixed in a glass bowl

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

The best salsa starts with the freshest ingredients!

  1. Chop all the ingredients (per recipe below).
  2. Mix well and let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes before serving.

Everyone will want this tangy, colorful recipe! It’s even great as a dipper for tortilla chips or quesadillas! A scoopful on a bed of greens makes a great, low-cal, low-fat salad dressing! Get creative!

Tips for Success

While this salsa is easy to prepare, there are a few tips that will make sure it is the star of your next party!

  • Get your fresh veggies crisp and ripe to perfection in the produce department!
  • For this recipe, you can use canned diced pineapple if desired, but be sure to drain the juice and save it for a smoothie or mix it into a tropical drink!
  • Let the flavors blend for at least 30 minutes.
  • Can you freeze pineapple salsa? Yes and no. All types of salsa can be frozen, but the texture is not the same after thawing. It’s best enjoyed fresh.

What to Serve with Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa topped with 2 lime wedges

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Pineapple Salsa

This tasty pineapple salsa is made with fresh ingredients for the perfect crunch!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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  • 2 cups pineapple diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • ¼ cup red onion minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded & minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and gently stir.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.


  • For a crisp salsa, use fresh veggies!
    • If using canned diced pineapple drain the juices before adding to the salsa.
  • Pineapple can be frozen but its best enjoyed fresh. When thawed the pineapple losing its crisp texture.
5 from 14 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 50 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 692IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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