I recently hosted a dinner party and wanted to make a salsa that my guests could put on their tacos. In the past, I’ve made a Spicy Apple Salsa and a delicious Mango Salsa, but this time I wanted something a little different. So here's my Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe.
I will admit I don’t cook with pineapple very often (which is a shame) but I think this pineapple salsa turned out pretty darn good! All I can say is that there was none left at the end of the party.
Salsa is almost expected whenever you go to a Mexican restaurant as an appetizer while waiting for your meal (with Margaritas of course!).
While the salsa plays an important role in the experience, bad tortilla chips will ruin a good salsa. And boy have I had some terrible tortilla chips over the years.
Curious about the origins of salsa? Check this informative article out. I love learning where recipes come from.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Pineapple Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Pineapple, Fresh Cilantro, Red Onion, Lime Juice, Ground Cumin, Jalapeños and Salt & Pepper.
🥣 How to Make Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Super easy. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
- 2 Cups Pineapple, Diced
- ½ Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- ½ Cup Red Onion, Diced
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 Fresh Jalapeño, Finely Diced
- Salt and Pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.