This Pineapple Jalapeno salsa recipe is a sweet and spicy twist that will delight your tastebuds! Fresh pineapple paired with 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 recipe
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.
Adjust the heat level
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! 🙂
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.
Hey, I can eat it by the spoonful! 🙂
Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa Recipe - a sweet and spicy flavor blend!
- 2 cups diced pineapple
- 1 jalapeno pepper finely diced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 TBL chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp 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.