Fresh Pineapple Salsa

May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Fresh Pineapple Salsa is a delicious combination of sweet and tangy ingredients with a bit of spiciness. Can be served with any Mexican Dish, as a starter with chips or simply enjoy it on its own as a salad.

What is a Salsa?

Technically, a salsa is a sauce made with cooked ingredients, the most common being tomato, onion, cilantro, chilis and lemon juice. Salsa Fresca is a fresh sauce. No cooking takes place for the Salsa Fresca. The ingredients are chopped and mixed together. Usually enjoyed with some tortilla chips or on its own as a starter or a salad. This Pineapple Salsa is actually a Salsa Fresca.


I’ve got to thank my daughter for this recipe. I’d barely begun blogging and she sent me this recipe from a magazine. “Mum, try this out. Its so colorful and am sure it will taste good.” And I did. As I couldn’t find any jalapeño, I used chopped green chilis and chilli flakes instead. The recipe since then has been prepared in that manner and we love it.

How I Usually Serve Fresh Pineapple Salsa?

  • Usually with tortilla chips.
  • Have enjoyed it as a salad.
  • Served it with crackers and even our desi khakhra.
  • Tastes really good with bean burgers or served on the side with quesadilla.

Can you use canned or tinned pineapples?

Yes you can. I get plenty of fresh pineapples where I live so use that. However, I have tried making the salsa with canned pineapple titbits and it tastes great.

Some Salsa Recipes That May Interest You

Ingredients Required For Fresh Pineapple Salsa

  • Pineapple – fresh or tinned (canned) cut into pieces
  • Tomato – fresh, chopped finely
  • Onion – I’ve used red onion but you can use any of your choice. Peel and finely chop it.
  • Fresh Coriander – cilantro, washed and chopped. Don’t throw away the tender stems as they are packed with flavour. Chop it finely and add to the salsa.
  • Red Pepper – finely chopped
  • Jalapeño – I’ve used fresh chilis instead
  • Red Chilli Flakes – totally optional. I add it as I love the flavour of it with pineapple.
  • Salt – add according to your taste
  • Lemon Juice – preferably fresh


Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian



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Fresh Pineapple Salsa is a delicious combination of sweet and tangy ingredients with a bit of spiciness. Can be served with any Mexican Dish, as a starter with chips or simply enjoy it on its own as a salad.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course condiment, Salad, Starter
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2


  • 1 cup pineapple finely chopped
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 fresh chilli or jalapeno finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • If you are using tinned pineapple, drain out the juice from it.
  • Mix all the ingredients into a bowl just before serving.


  • If you want to prepare the salsa for a party, mix all the ingredients except salt and leave it in the refrigerator. Add salt just before serving.
  • Add chilli flakes, chilis or jalapeño according to your taste.
  • Use the above recipe as a salad. Just chop the vegetables and fruits a bit bigger. 
Keyword Pineapple Salsa, Pineapple Salsa Fresca

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  • Shubee

    May 18, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Sounds very yummy indeed. PS – Love your new logo!

  • Mayuri's jikoni

    May 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks.All credit goes to Nami for the logo and for sending me the recipe. Try it out.

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm


  • Priya Vj

    March 13, 2021 at 10:17 am

    5 stars
    yummy yummy yummy!!! Pineapple salsa looks so fresh and lipsmacking.. I am hoping my fruit wala has a nice juicy pineapple so I can make this right away and enjoy… I love fresh fruit salsas a lot

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 13, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much Priya, we even enjoy it like a salad on its own, please do try it. Am sure you’ll love it.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    March 14, 2021 at 3:04 am

    5 stars
    Pineapple salsa looks so colourful and appetizing. This is a very light snack to enjoy with so many variations of fruits. I like the idea of serving it with khakhras.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 15, 2021 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha, just happened by chance as I didn’t have tortilla chips and khakhras was the only option. Worked pretty well.

  • Mina Joshi

    March 15, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    5 stars
    I love pineapple in any form – tinned or fresh; So this pineapple salsa is a winner for me and I can’t wait to make it this summer. I love the addition of jalapenos to it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 15, 2021 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much Mina, I didn’t get jalapeño so added green chilis. But yes you can add fresh jalapeño.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    March 16, 2021 at 10:38 am

    5 stars
    Pineapple salsa, looks bright, colorful and refreshing. I m literally salivating as i read through the recipe mayuri ji! Such a simple and satisfying recipe! I too love chilli flakes in my salsa, adds a nice kick.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much Priya, don’t know why but I always associate pineapple with chilli flakes, so just couldn’t resist adding some to the salsa.

  • Preethicuisine

    March 17, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    5 stars
    Pineapple salsa look so refreshing and tempting. Lovely riot of colours. Just need some papad or chips to polish it off. Adding jalapeños is a fab idea.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 17, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much, we sometimes enjoy it on its own too as a salad.

  • Sarika (Spice zone)

    March 19, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Love love love pineapple salsa. I make it too.. So refreshing and full of flavor. Yours look amazing..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 19, 2021 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you so much Sarika. I love to have it as a salad.

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