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Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa

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Quick, crunchy, and simple. Isn’t it a beautiful thing? But I have a question….

Can food wear a cape?

Because this Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa is flying in ready to rescue. Top off boring grilled chicken dinners or no-idea-what-to-make pot lucks this summer with sweet, fresh pineapple, crunchy bell peppers and just a touch of spicy jalapeño.

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa is perfect for a simple upgrade to summer dishes. Sweet fresh pineapple, crunchy bell peppers, and just a small jalapeño kick.

Oh, hello Monday. We meet again…and perhaps maybe with a small boo hiss?

Mondays are hard and therefore we shall keep things easy. And quick. While we’re just approaching the season of all delicious fruit things, let’s get the most of it while we can. Pineapple Salsa is just thing. With a serious load of possibilities.

Pineapple Salsa Applications

  • Serve alongside Cilantro Lime Marinated Flank Steak or grilled chicken with this quick Instant Pot Rice from Platings and Pairings.
  • This Pan Seared Halibut from Sally’s Baking Addiction has seriously been my addiction lately. It’s so quick and easy, but I like to sauté the quinoa with this pineapple salsa instead of the tomato basil and olives in the original recipe.
  • Whip up simple Baja Fish Tacos from Wanderspice and top with pineapple salsa.

Make Pineapple Salsa, put on your pajamas and open a bag of tortilla chips. Now that’s my kind of Monday. Or, you know, bring it to that social gathering you said yes to in a moment of weakness.

Are you hungry yet? Let’s get chopping, this will be over before you even know it.

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa is perfect for a simple upgrade to summer dishes. Sweet fresh pineapple, crunchy bell peppers, and just a small jalapeño kick.

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa is perfect for a simple upgrade to summer dishes. Sweet fresh pineapple, crunchy bell peppers, and just a small jalapeño kick.

Tips for Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa

So you don’t have a pineapple just laying around the kitchen, huh? Me either. Buying a fresh fruit ingredient the day of can be risky, unless you’re prepared with your pineapple buying tips, like the fruit buying boss that you are.

Pineapple should have golden color around the base and around the eyelets on the skin of the fruit.

Avoid buying a fully green pineapple, unless you happen to do really well when it comes to gambling.

If the whole pineapple has some golden color top to bottom it’s most likely the entire fruit is ripe and ready.

When it comes to cutting the pineapple, rather than cutting off all the rough outer edges while holding a slippery pineapple, first cut in half, then in long strips. Carefully using a sharp knife cut the fruit from the skin and then chop into bite sized pieces.

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa is perfect for a simple upgrade to summer dishes. Sweet fresh pineapple, crunchy bell peppers, and just a small jalapeño kick.

Now that the tough part’s over, just chop up the remaining ingredients. Then throw them in a bowl and bust open that bag of chips and punch out. Kitchen’s closed, we’re busy relaxing and possibly sipping on a Watermelon Basil Marg while we close out another Monday.

Did you make this recipe? Share your fresh fruit buying tips with us in the comments!

Side note:  this recipe makes enough to feed a crowd which makes it perfect for summer barbecues. If you’re a small family or just using it to top tacos, try cutting the recipe in half.

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa in a white bowl

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa

Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa is perfect for a simple upgrade to summer dishes. Sweet fresh pineapple, crunchy bell peppers, and just a small jalapeño kick.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pineapple cut in small dice (1/4" to 1/2" pieces)
  • 1 red pepper cored and chopped small
  • 1 green pepper cored and chopped
  • ¼ large red onion finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1 jalapeño seeds removed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Prepare ingredients.  When dicing the fruit and vegetables, keep in mind you want pieces small enough to get a little bit of everything on a chip.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve.
  • Quick + Crunchy Pineapple Salsa will stay fresh for up to 3 days refrigerated in an air tight container.

Notes

This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, if preparing for 2 to 4 people, it's recommended to cut in half or serve the leftovers within the next 3 days alongside another dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

Monday 11th of June 2018

I love a good salsa recipe, but have never tried one with pineapple! I am intrigued! This looks so good :)

Eileen Kelly

Monday 11th of June 2018

My love of pineapple runs deep. Your pineapple salsa is amazing and also your recipe options to make alongside the salsa. Great crowd pleaser.

Heather

Monday 11th of June 2018

Gorgeous and perfect! Love that you added the helpful tips and also how else to serve this salsa. Beautifully made

Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life

Monday 11th of June 2018

I ADORE salsa, but I've never put pineapple in it. I bet it adds just the right amount of sweet to an otherwise tangy, spicy dish. Can't wait to give it a try!

Cindy

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Looks amazing, thanks for the recipe. Do you think it'd work with canned pineapple chunks if I don't want to cut up an entire pineapple?