Tropical Pineapple Salsa

Get tropical! Our pineapple salsa is full of fresh ingredients like pineapple, cilantro, bell peppers and garlic & we’ve added  just a hint of heat. Perfect for summer grilling over chicken, seafood or fish.

Tropical Pineapple Salsa | 2 Cookin Mamas This fresh pineapple salsa combines pineapple, cilantro, bell peppers & garlic for a tasty tropical flavor then punches up the heat with jalapeno. Perfect for summer grilling as a topping for grilled chicken, seafood or fish. #pineapplesalsa #salsa #tropicalsalsa #pineapple #jalapeno #spicy #chicken #seafood

Bright beautiful colors of fresh fruits and vegetables always make me think of clear summer days and island beaches. I mean, some of my favorite food and drinks like Chicken with Mango Salsa, Watermelon & Cucumber Salad and Pineapple Coconut Mojito just scream tropical to me!  And once you cast your eyes on this gorgeous pineapple salsa, it will have you thinking it’s time for vacation!

Farmer’s Markets are the best for fresh produce.

Our farmer’s market has so much beautiful produce on hand right now that it is hard to leave without picking up one of everything. I bought a beautiful sweet pineapple and some fresh colorful peppers that was the inspiration to this salsa. I added some limes from my tree and cilantro from my garden and tossed it all together to make  this easy, awesomely delicious salsa.

Pineapple Salsa in white bowl overhead

It really is simple to make and pairs well with just about any grilled dish. I’ve used it for chicken, seafood and as a topping for fish tacos (my favorite)!

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa | 2 Cookin Mamas

If you want your salsa a little heartier, more of a side salad, you can always add a can of drained & rinsed black beans and/or 1 diced tomato. Since I was using this salsa with a grilled mahi mahi I preferred to keep it lighter. This lets the sweetness of the pineapple & the heat of the jalapeno show through.

Pineapple Salsa closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

You can make this pineapple salsa ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to use. Serve it in a bowl as a side, or get a little creative and serve in a pineapple half. Just cut the pineapple in half, carve out the fruit, mix and toss back in. Doesn’t it look festive, perfect for your next party! Enjoy!

More salsa ideas

Peach Cherry Salsa – Fresh peaches and cherries of summer combine with jalapeno and cilantro to make the ideal topping for fish, chicken or pork. It also works well as a summer dipper.

Strawberry Avocado Salsa – a sweet take on salsa that goes perfect with homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips.

Mango Salsa – combines mangoes, peppers, tomatoes, tequila & cilantro for the perfect coconut shrimp sauce or a tipsy topping for chicken or fish.

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Our fresh pineapple salsa with cilantro, bell peppers, garlic & a hint of heat is perfect for topping any grilled chicken, seafood or fish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sweet red or yellow pepper, diced (about 1/2 of a large pepper)
  • 1/2 cup yellow or red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 4 Tablespoons)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Mix all above ingredients together and chill.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 93.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg


Tropical Pineapple Salsa


  • Reply
    07/07/2016 at 10:37 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love pineapple! :] Great presentation too!

  • Reply
    Elsa | the whinery
    07/07/2016 at 7:56 pm

    This looks tropical and refreshing, and served in a pineapple, that’s awesome! I have to try some soon. 🙂

  • Reply
    Cricket (@CricketsSnacks)
    07/07/2016 at 6:13 pm

    This looks perfect for my next party!

  • Reply
    07/07/2016 at 11:43 am

    i love pineapple salsa! that combination of sweet and spicy is so enjoyable 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/07/2016 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks Grace! Me too! I think sweet & spicy is the perfect combination.

  • Reply
    07/07/2016 at 9:49 am

    This looks so refereeing, and I love it served in the pineapple like that – so cute!! Perfect for fish dishes ?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/07/2016 at 2:33 pm

      I know! Isn’t using the pineapple like an ideal bowl! It’s perfect to brighten up any meal. 🙂

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