Whenever it comes to whipping up a tasty tropical salsa, this Spicy Pineapple Salsa is my go-to. Whether it’s for entertaining with some tortilla and sweet potato chips, to accent kalua pork sliders, grilled fish or even scattered over my infamous Kalua Pork Nachos, this pineapple salsa is spicy, sweet and absolutely addicting!
My friends and family go crazy for this. However, I have to warn you, this recipe makes a decent amount of salsa and, if you aren’t having a party, you will have salsa for days. So, if there are leftovers, you will be using this spicy pineapple salsa on on everything from topping some baked chicken, mixed in salads or the tried and true method with tortilla chips and a glass of red wine ala Olivia Pope style one evening while watching Scandal on Netflix.
Confession – I’m a bit of a spice wuss so I use a large jalapeño for this salsa which is a nice level of heat. The great thing about this recipe is that you can always customize it to your tastes whether it’s swapping out the jalapeño for a serrano pepper or, if you are really brave, a habenero. While we are in full confession mode, I am one of those gals that rarely loves cilantro. I find that there are times that the cilantro has a bit of a soapy taste so I often use finely chopped flat leaf parsley which adds a really fresh note to this salsa. To add to the color and flavor factor, I add some crisp red peppers and purple hued red onions.
For your next event or just when you have the desire for a tasty twist on salsa, whip up this Spicy Pineapple Salsa – your friends and family will love it!
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
So easy – just chop and mix
Look at this
You will find yourself using this on everything!
- 1 pineapple, cored and diced into small pieces (about 3 cups)
- ½ a red onion, finely diced
- 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
- 2 tablespoons of minced flat leaf parsley or cilantro
- 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- Juice of one lime
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- To a medium size bowl, add the diced pineapple, red onion, red bell peppers, jalapeño, grated ginger, parsley (or cilantro) and lime juice.
- Toss everything together and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Let the pineapple salsa chill for a bit in the fridge, about half an hour or more, until ready to serve.