Easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect summer recipe: a bit sweet, a bit spicy, and totally fresh!

bowl of pineapple salsa with jalapenos and cilantro with spoon

Let’s talk about the fruit situation right now: ALL the fresh summer sweetness we could ever want, right? Like, on a scale of 1-10 how packed is your fridge with juicy watermelon, ripe cantaloupe, plump peaches, and well, pineapple, because why not!?

If the above situation sounds familiar, then I’m going to assume you might be looking for a whole lotta recipes to enjoy it before it all (gasp!) goes bad. What better way than with a fresh fruit salsa?

bowl of pineapple salsa with jalapenos and cilantro with spoon and chips

No other way, really. It’s so versatile in summer recipes and adds such a bright freshness.

While Peach Salsa and Spicy Mango Salsa hold a spot in my heart – er, stomach – there’s also a big space for Pineapple Salsa.

Why Pineapple?

So. Many. Reasons.

The tart sweetness of pineapple balances perfectly with the mild red bell pepper, pungent red onion, and spicy jalapeno. It’s a match made in sweet and spicy heaven!

bowl of pineapple salsa on a tray with jalapenos and cilantro with spoon

Not to mention you’ll immediately be transported to a tropical beach with a margarita in hand – easy pineapple salsa does that to you.


Pineapple, of course, is showcased with these other amazing salsa ingredients:

  • red bell pepper
  • red onion
  • jalapeno
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • lime
pineapple salsa ingredients

THAT EASY! Simple, fresh, deliciousness all in one bowl! Bada-bing, bada-boom.

How Can You Use Pineapple Salsa?

How can’t you use pineapple salsa?! The beauty of pineapple salsa is that there are SO MANY ways to enjoy it!

  • Seared Scallops + Coconut Rice (hello, tropical life!)
  • Pair it with grilled salmon (or a salmon packet!) or really any fish of your choice!
  • Over chicken – try it with Jerk chicken for even more tropical flavors!
  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • Fish Tacos
  • With good ol’ tortilla chips, or heck, with a spoon!
chip dipping into pineapple salsa

I’d love to see how you enjoy this salsa recipe! Remember to snap a photo and share with us!

bowl of pineapple salsa on a tray with jalapenos and cilantro with spoon
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Get the Recipe Pineapple Salsa

Top your favorite grilled protein with pineapple salsa for a fresh, summery sweet and spicy addition -- or enjoy with some tortilla chips!



  • Toss together diced pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro. Add the fresh lime juice and stir to combine. Add salt to taste.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
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This recipe was originally published in June 2015. The photos were updated in July 2019, and a few tweaks were made to the recipe for improvement purposes.