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Texas-Style Pineapple Salsa

5 from 5 votes

Tomatoes have no business being in fruit salsa, and this fresh and fruity Texas-style Pineapple Salsa has a Texas-sized kick of flavor!

Texas style pineapple salsa in a black dish with chips around it.

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Pineapple and jalapeno are a perfect match in this easy and super tasty Pineapple Salsa. This salsa is so crazy easy to make – after chopping a few ingredients, you just mix it all together! No matter if you’re serving it with chips or with grilled meats or seafood, there’s oodles of flavor in every bite!

What you’ll love about Pineapple Salsa


  • There isn’t a tomato in sight!
  • This is a crazy easy to make, and everyone loves it!
  • It’s sweet, spicy, herby, and oh-so-good!
Pineapple salsa on a big board of appetizers.
Pineapple Salsa next to Cold Corn Dip, and Food Processor Salsa.

Ingredients

  • Pineapple – Diced into small cubes.
  • Jalapeno – Seeds removed and finely diced.
  • Red onion – Diced.
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro; chopped.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic; minced.
  • Lime juice – From a fresh lime.

How To Make The Best Pineapple Salsa

  1. Mix the diced pineapple with the diced jalapeno, red onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
Labeled ingredients to make pineapple salsa.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • This tropical salsa is so easy to make, but for the best flavor prepare it a few hours ahead of time so the flavors have a chance to blend.
  • If you really like it spicy, use serrano or habanero chilis instead.
  • There’s a lot of chopping invovled in making salsa – use an alligator chopper to maker perfectly even dice every time!

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Serving Suggestions

All you really need to feast on amazing fruit salsa are some salty, crispy tortilla chips. But if you want to branch out and get a little fancy, pair your salsa with:

Storage

Store your leftover tropical salsa in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Pineapple salsa in a black serving dish surrounded by tortilla chips.
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5 from 5 votes

Pineapple Salsa

Fruity, tangy, spicy, and oh-so-crazy good, this Texas-style Pineapple Salsa is all you need to get the fiesta started!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fruit, jalapenos, pineapple, pineapple salsa, salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 25kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro loosely packed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

  • Mix everything in a bowl and chill for at least an hour before serving.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Pineapple Salsa is so easy to make, but for the best flavor prepare it a few hours ahead of time so the flavors have a chance to blend.
  • If you really like it spicy, use serrano or habanero chilis instead.
  • There’s a lot of chopping involed in making salsa – use an alligator chopper to maker perfectly even dice every time!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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5 thoughts on “Texas-Style Pineapple Salsa”

  1. 5 stars
    The use of an alligator chopper was a great tip, as this recipe needs just a lot of chopping. But totally worth it with all the lovely flavors.

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  2. 5 stars
    This salsa went great with our instant pot pork tacos and all teens loved it. I can see us using this alongside fish, steak and grilled chicken.

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