Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa is refreshingly tropical and is the perfect side dish on a warm summer day. Sweet and spicy, this Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa is the ultimate garnish for fish tacos, pork and chicken and it’s even perfect for chips!
With spring in full bloom and summer knocking on our door, there’s no better time than now to break out the recipes that remind you what this time of year is all about. I’m talking about long days at the beach, backyard BBQs with friends and tropical drinks poolside. Nothing brings all of those things into focus like this recipe for Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa.
This salsa screams ‘summertime’. It is sweet but spicy, chunky yet delicate… it’s a crowd pleaser through and through. I usually make this Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa to be served on top of chicken or as a garnish for my Diablo Bang Bang Shrimp Wraps and my Grilled Pork Tacos but more times than not, I turn and my bowl of salsa is GONE! VANISHED! Then I am forced to walk through the house on a scavenger hunt to find my husband and my stolen bowl of tropical happiness. If I am quick enough, he hasn’t had time to eat it all and there is still some Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa left. If I’m having a slow day, more will need to be made before dinner can be served.
Yup, it’s THAT good!
CAN I USE CANNED PINEAPPLE FOR MY PINEAPPLE JALAPENO SALSA?
Sometimes it’s hard to find fresh pineapple. You absolutely can use canned pineapple in this Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa recipe. Just substitute the fresh pineapple for same amount of canned pineapple chunks called for in the recipe.
HOW DO YOU PEEL A FRESH PINEAPPLE?
Place the pineapple on its side and using a large, sharp knife, slice 1cm from the top and base, cutting as straight as possible and removing the pieces. Stand the pineapple upright and cut skin from pineapple lengthwise until all the skin has been cut away. Chop pineapple in half or into slices or into whatever shape / size you need.
HOW DO YOU MAKE PINEAPPLE JALAPENO SALSA?
This is a quick one, kids, so keep up. To make your Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa, start with your pineapple. If you buy a whole pineapple, cut off the top and rough sides first and then core your pineapple. Once that is done, chop your fruit into bite-sized pieces and put into a large bowl. Next, seed and dice your jalapeno along with your cilantro. Dice your red onion into small pieces and add everything to your serving bowl and then add the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together and let is sit in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
This Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa is refreshing and delicious and pairs well with just about anything. It’s perfect as a side dish or as a garnish and you won’t find anything easier to make. Honestly, this Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa takes 10 minutes to whip together… life gets no easier than that!
…. 20 minutes if you need to make a second batch.
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- 2 cups pineapple
- 1/3 red onion diced
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 1/8 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 - 2 limes juiced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut off the top and rough sides off your pineapple and then core it. Once that is done, chop your fruit into bite-sized pieces and put into a large bowl.
Seed and dice your jalapeno along with your cilantro. Dice your red onion into small pieces and add everything to your serving bowl and then add the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together and let is sit in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.