This easy-to-make and incredibly delicious pineapple salsa is a party for your chips, tacos, and tastebuds! It’s loaded with fresh and summery flavors of pineapple, lime juice, and ripe tomatoes.
It goes great served as an appetizer in the form of a beautiful salsa for chips or used to load up your tacos, over grilled fish and chicken.
Pineapple Salsa with Tomatoes
The combination of pineapple salsa with tomatoes is a delicious way to enjoy the flavor of summer and tropical flavors. Think of it like Pico de Gallo with bits of juicy sweet pineapple mixed in.
You can make pineapple salsa in a couple of minutes, just give the ingredients a good chop, toss to combine, and you’re in business. Good thing it tastes even better the next day because this recipe yields a lot!
What is Pineapple Salsa Made of?
Getting hungry? Here’s everything you’ll need to make a batch of pineapple salsa:
- fresh pineapple: fresh works best! If needed, use pre-sliced pineapple from the grocery to save time. In a pinch, use frozen. I don’t recommend using canned.
- tomatoes: Roma, vine, or cherry tomatoes- whatever is fresh and abundant where you are!
- red onion: adds a sweet and mild kick. If your family doesn’t like onions, you can omit them; the salsa will still taste delicious.
- jalapeño: gives the salsa a little spice.
- garlic: nothing like fresh garlic in fresh salsa.
- lime: just a squeeze to brighten the flavors.
- cilantro: what’s homemade salsa without fresh cilantro?
- salt: brings out the sweetness in the pineapple and fresh tomato.
Want to see how it’s made? Check out this video!
How to Make Pineapple Salsa More Flavorful
Pineapple salsa has plenty of flavors from the tangy lime juice, fresh cilantro, and sweet pineapple. However, if you like your salsas on the spicy side, don’t leave out the jalapeño, and make sure to toss in a few of the seeds. The seeds add a lot of heat.
Can You Freeze Pineapple Salsa?
Freezing pineapple salsa will make the tomatoes and onions unpleasantly mushy. Salsa is best when served fresh.
If you have leftovers, refrigerate them in an airtight container or bowl covered with plastic wrap. It will stay good for up to 5 days and make a great snack or toppings for salads and wraps.
What to Serve Pineapple Salsa with?
Let’s check out a few delicious ideas for you to top with pineapple salsa.
- Shredded Pork Tacos
- Coconut Crusted Baked Fish Tacos
- Curried Cauliflower Tacos
- topped over Pan Seared Chicken
- with chips!
- over a salad