Fresh Pineapple Salsa

This Fresh Pineapple Salsa makes a great Taco topping but equally as good eating it with tortilla chips.

pineapple salsa in a bowl

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 recently hosted a dinner party and wanted to make a salsa that my guests could put on their tacos.

pineapple salsa in a bowl

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.

While several factors come into play, homemade salsa will last 4 to 6 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze salsa in an airtight container or bag for up to 4 months.

fresh pineapple salsa

Salsa is almost expected whenever you go to a Mexican restaurant as an appetizer while waiting for your meal (with Margaritas of course!).

While 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.

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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.
fresh pineapple salsa
Fresh Jalapeños

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.

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Printable Recipe Card

fresh pineapple salsa

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

This Fresh Pineapple Salsa makes a great Taco topping but equally as good eating it with tortilla chips.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Salsa
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 16
Calories 13 kcal


  • Bowl for Mixing


  • 2 Cups Pineapple, diced
  • ½ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ Cup Red Onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Fresh Jalapeño, finely diced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


If you can’t find fresh Pineapple at your grocery store, you can substitute for some frozen pineapples.
→ I recommend wearing disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers. Avoid touching your face.


Calories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 3gPotassium: 32mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg

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.

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  1. Sophie says:

    I was never a fan of pineapple until I made this salsa. It was so refreshing and delicious. Made it for an open house and everyone just loved it.