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.

Pineapple-Salsa-pin | 2 Cookin Mamas Fresh pineapple highlighted with cilantro, bell peppers, jalapeno and lime sets off just about any grilled dish. Perfect for summer BBQs. #recipe

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

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, some fresh colorful peppers, grabbed some limes from our tree and cilantro from our garden and the only thing I had in mind to make was this delicious salsa.

Pineapple Salsa 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

It’s so easy to make and pairs well with just about any grilled dish such as chicken or seafood and, one of my favorites, as a topping for fish tacos!

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 & let the sweetness of the pineapple & the heat of the jalapeno show through so I didn’t add either one.

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!

Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Our fresh pineapple salsa with cilantro, bell peppers, garlic & a hint of heat is perfect for topping any grilled chicken, seafood or fish.
Servings: 4 servings
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
  1. Mix all above ingredients together and chill.

Pineapple-Salsa-pin | 2 Cookin Mamas Fresh pineapple highlighted with cilantro, bell peppers, jalapeno and lime sets off just about any grilled dish. Perfect for summer BBQs. #recipe

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  • 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. :-)
  • 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.
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    Cricket (@CricketsSnacks)
    07/07/2016 at 6:13 pm This looks perfect for my next party!
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    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
    07/07/2016 at 10:37 pm This looks so delicious! I love pineapple! :] Great presentation too!
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