This sweet and fresh pineapple salsa is so easy to make! Pair it with tortilla chips for a flavorful appetizer or use as a topping for tacos, grilled chicken or fish.

I’m a sucker for salsa. I love pretty much all salsa, but really love unique salsas that mix in fruit! Mango, peach, watermelon, pineapple… the options are endless. I decided to go with pineapple for this salsa, but let me know if you’re craving a different fruit and I’ll have to experiment!

Pineapple salsa is amazing with tortilla chips (I’m a huge fan of lime tortilla chips), but it would also be a great topping for fish tacos, grilled chicken or blackened salmon.

Bowl of pineapple salsa next to a bowl of plantain chips, cilantro sprigs and a slice of lime.

Pineapple Benefits

Pineapple is loaded with nutrients and isn’t high in calories, so it’s what we would call a “nutrient-dense” food. It provides over 130% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, which is great for boosting your immune system. Pineapple also contains a mixture of digestive enzymes (called bromelain) that help break down proteins. Some people (those with digestive issues or those looking for muscle recovery) take bromelain supplements to help with digestion, inflammation and recovery time after exercise, but you can get the same benefit just by eating pineapple. It really is a powerhouse fruit!

Bowl of pineapple salsa with onions and pepper.

Ingredients in Pineapple Salsa

  • pineapple – fresh pineapple is best, but you can use canned in a pinch
  • red onion
  • bell pepper
  • jalapeno pepper
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • sea salt 

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

This recipe pretty much just involves a lot of chopping! Once everything is diced, simply add pineapple, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic, and cilantro in a small bowl and toss with lime juice. Let all of the flavors marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. As I mention before this salsa is great served with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, nachos or grilled protein.

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Pineapple Salsa


This sweet and spicy pineapple salsa is so easy to make! Pair it with tortilla chips for a flavorful appetizer or use as a topping for tacos, grilled chicken or fish. 


  • 1 cup finely diced pineapple*
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice + more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Add pineapple, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic and cilantro in a small bowl.
  2. Toss with lime juice. Taste and add more lime juice if needed. Cover and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to let the flavors marinate before serving.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or as a topping for fish.


  • You can also use fresh mango instead of pineapple.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 15
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0g

Keywords: pineapple salsa

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  1. Yuuummmmm!!! The sweet, the spicy, the crunch, the freshness…Ooolala!! This will probably have to be my meal until the bowl is gone😉

  2. Love this salsa! It’s perfect with chips, on top of salmon, in tacos, eaten with a spoon – you name it! Best pineapple salsa recipe ever I make it all the time

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