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Fruity and Totally Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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This easy Pineapple Salsa recipe is such a fun and fruity flavor for supper. This easy recipe is the perfect side dish for grilled meat and fun for topping or tortilla chips as well.

All you need are some red onions, bell peppers, and a few other delicious ingredients to make the taste of this tropical fruit dip over the top! Add in some red bell pepper for a fun pop of color or pair up with Hawaiian chicken as well for a tasty treat.

delicious hawaiian salsa recipe

The tasty chunks of fresh pineapple are what take this simple dip recipe over the top. There’s nothing quite like a sweet flavor to compliment a hot summer day. And truth be told y’all – I like to eat this as is with a spoon, too!

Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe

The best part about this simple salsa recipe is that you don’t even have to turn on your oven at all. It’s as simple as chopping up the ingredients and adding them into a fun decorated pineapple bowl.

My boys love this recipe because it’s quick, sweet, and has a really great flavor as well. They’ll eat it with chips or they’ve even tossed in some black beans as well for an added dose of protein!

make a bowl of chopped tropical fruit into a pineapple salsa to share with crunchy tortilla chips

How long will this last in the fridge?

Due to the added ingredients of fresh fruit, I’d recommend eating this up within 2 days of making it. (but I really don’t think it’s going to last that long!)

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Make it a Meal:

Do you find the thought of meal planning to be extremely difficult? It doesn’t have to be! In fact, you can easily whip up a meal plan in no time at all – look at my example below!

Main Dish: Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Don’t forget Dessert: Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

wow your guests with this delicious tropical salsa appetiser

Best Salsa Recipes:

Once you make this Hawaiian Salsa, you’re going to want to make this over and over again. Get your dipping hand ready because I’ve gathered up some of the best salsa recipes and dip recipes that you’re certain to love.

Sweet and Simple Watermelon Salsa is another fruit salsa recipe that I could easily eat with a spoon!

This recipe for Hawaiian Salsa will have you scraping the bowl.

Wait until you try this Peach Salsa recipe!

Gather up some fresh blueberries and make this Homemade Blueberry Salsa.

This Mango Salsa Salmon is a super tasty dinner recipe.

This Homemade Fresh Guacamole isn’t a salsa per se, but it’s still a great dip choice!

This Beef and Salsa Casserole is one of our favorite family meals!

Insanely Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe

How can you change up the flavor of this salsa recipe?

Since it’s such a simple recipe, you can easily add in anything that you want to change up the taste and flavor. I like to add in some hot sauce for some extra heat!

How do I know if a pineapple is ripe?

If you’ve ever been curious about when a pineapple is ready to eat, there are a few key things to look for. First, check the color of the pineapple, as a ripe one should be a golden yellow color with some green remaining at the top.

Next, feel the pineapple to make sure it’s not too hard or too soft. A properly ripened pineapple should give slightly when pressed, but not feel mushy.

You can also smell the bottom of the pineapple from the base – it should have a sweet, tropical smell.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect pineapple for your next recipe or snack.

Does a ripe pineapple have a strong sweet smell?

Pineapples are one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world. They are best known for their juicy, sweet and tangy taste.

While most people know how to pick a ripe pineapple based on its exterior characteristics, such as colour and texture, few pay attention to the fragrance the fruit gives off.

A ripe pineapple should have a sweet and slightly acidic aroma, with a hint of murkiness.

However, if you cannot detect any scent, then it might not be ripe enough.

On the other hand, if the smell is overpowering or too pungent, it could be a sign that the pineapple has started to spoil. So, when selecting a pineapple, don’t forget to put your nose to work!

What is the easiest way to dice fresh pineapple?

Fresh pineapple can be a delicious addition to many meals, but cutting it up can seem daunting. The easiest way to dice fresh pineapple is to first remove the leaves and the bottom of the fruit with a sharp knife.

Then, stand the pineapple upright and cut off the skin in sections, following the curve of the fruit.

Once the skin is removed, you can slice the pineapple in half and remove the core. From there, you can slice the pineapple into small, bite-sized pieces.

Another option is to use a pineapple corer, which removes the core and slices the pineapple into rings, which can then be diced into smaller pieces.

Either way, dicing fresh pineapple can be made simple with the right technique and tools.

Do canned pineapple and fresh pineapple taste the same?

As lovers of pineapple, we often wonder whether the canned version of the fruit tastes as good as the fresh ones. The answer, unfortunately, is no.

The canning process involves adding preservatives to the fruit, which eventually alters the taste of the final product.

Canned pineapple also typically has a softer and mushier texture compared to fresh ones, which can affect the eating experience.

However, canned pineapple still has its advantages. It lasts longer, making it more accessible and more convenient to store.

Ultimately, it’s a matter of preference whether one prefers the sweetness of fresh pineapple or the accessibility of the canned kind.

Should fresh pineapple be crunchy?

While a crunchy texture may be desirable in some fruits, many argue that fresh pineapple should possess a softer, succulent texture.

Therefore, achieving the perfect texture in pineapple typically involves a delicate balance between attaining a tender fruit while preserving the juicy, tangy flavor that we love.

While some people may prefer a crunchier texture in their pineapple, it’s important to remember that preferences can vary, and the key is to find the texture that suits your taste buds.

Ultimately, the freshness and quality of the pineapple should be the focus, ensuring a delectable eating experience regardless of the fruit’s texture.

More Pineapple Recipes:

healthy side dish or appetizer of pineapple salsa

Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is one of the easiest salsa recipes that you'll ever make!


  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, deseeded and diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lime


    1.Start by taking all the ingredients and combining them into a bowl. Stir them together until combined.
    2.You can eat asap or put it in the fridge covered to serve for later.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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