Pineapple Jalapeño salsa recipe has a sweet and spicy twist that will delight your tastebuds. Fresh pineapple paired with spicy peppers and a splash of lime — yum!
We enjoy it with blackened fish or fish tacos, but any leftover salsa is delicious with corn chips or piled on top of rice and beans. Really, where is the limit with fresh salsa?!
This pineapple jalapeno salsa recipe is not super spicy – I would call it a medium at most. It depends a lot on how spicy your jalapenos may be. You know how they can vary in heat from time to time.
How to make pineapple jalapeno salsa
Peel, core, and finely dice half of a pineapple. You can use a food processor; just pulse a few times, or you can dice with a knife. I like to dice with a knife, to get those pretty little squares!
Timesaving Tip: You may use canned pineapple. It works just fine, although fresh is always my choice.
Finely dice 1/2 of a red onion. You can use any type of onion, but I prefer the bright red onion for the pretty color!
Chop several stems of cilantro. I chope stems and all. The stems have lots of flavor.
Dice a jalapeno and add to bowl. Here is where you determine your level of spice. One jalapeno makes a mild or nearly medium heat level, depending on your heat tolerance and how hot your jalapeno is.
Add another jalapeno or two for a hot pineapple jalapeno salsa recipe!
Then, throw in your salt and black pepper, squeeze a lime over top, and give it a good stir.
Let it rest for 30 minutes for flavors to meld. If you can’t wait 30 minutes, go ahead and dig in! 🙂
What to eat with pineapple and jalapeño salsa
We usually eat this piled on top of blackened fish. It pairs so well with fish. But you can eat it as an appetizer with tortilla chips, or on top of rice or chicken. Pork chops would be really great with this salsa, too.
Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa Recipe
- 2 cups pineapple diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper finely diced
- ½ red onion diced
- 2 Tablespoon cilantro chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- juice from one lime
- Finely dice the pineapple, onion, and jalapeno. (or pulse in food processor)
- Stir in the chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
- Let salsa sit for 30 minutes, then serve. (may serve immediately, too)
- Chill leftovers.
Pineapple jalapeño salsa for your next party and see if you don’t get rave reviews!