Overhead view of pineapple salsa freshly made in a serving bowl next to lime wedges and chips

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Why I love this pineapple salsa

I think fresh, homemade salsa is the ultimate match for salty tortilla chips. I mean, obviously salsa is perfect, but there’s something so amazing about a fresh one. We make my chipotle salsa recipe almost weekly in our house.

This fresh pineapple salsa features sweet, tangy pineapple with bold spicy flavors like peppers and cilantro. You can’t go wrong.

We love using this salsa for our bbq chicken tacos, but it’s also really great on pulled pork nachos or as a topping for tequila lime chicken. There’s so many possibilities.

overhead view of a chip with salsa being held over the serving bowl of pineapple salsa

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

To save some time, you can always start with a pre-cut pineapple from the grocery store, or you can use your food processor to speed up some of the chopping.

If you’re in a total rush, drain a can or two of pineapple tidbits, and you’ll still end up with a super fresh tasting salsa. I promise it’s a great shortcut that won’t take away from the recipe.

overhead close up of pineapple salsa in a white bowl with a serving spoon and a chip placed on top

How to make salsa recipe with pineapple

Chop the ingredients. There’s not much to making pineapple salsa other than chopping and mixing. So chop all of your ingredients and place them in a large mixing bowl.

Season the salsa. Add the lime juice, salt and cilantro. Then stir to combine. You can adjust the seasoning with salt until you like the flavor. Feel free to add extra jalapeño if you prefer your salsa spicy.

close up of fresh pineapple salsa

FAQS and tips for making pineapple salsa recipe

How long does pineapple salsa last in the fridge?

This salsa should last for about 5 days in the fridge, but it will taste freshest within 3 days. Always use your best judgment before consuming it.

Can you freeze fruit salsa?

Yes you can freeze this salsa. It definitely won’t be as fresh as it once was, but it’s safe to do so and you won’t be wasting your leftovers!

Can I eat salsa that was left out overnight?

No. This salsa should be stored in the fridge while you’re not eating it, anything longer than 30 minutes. After that bacteria may start to grow and you risk foodbourne illness.

overhead view of pineapple salsa recipe in a white bowl with a serving spoon

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overhead close up of a pineapple salsa with a spoon and chip on top in a medium white bowl

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This easy pineapple salsa recipe is the best combination of sweet and spicy. Serve it as a dip with chips or top it on your favorite tacos, chicken or fish! Everyone will love this refreshing salsa!

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Mexican/American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 3 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. All ingredients to a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. Adjust seasoning with salt, to taste.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 26
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 98.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, gluten free, egg free, salsa, pineapple

Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Melissa Belanger

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