Pineapple Salsa

Sweet pineapple, zesty lime, and a touch of spice come together for the perfect Pineapple Salsa. Tasty with tortilla chips, on soups, and so much more.

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

What could be better than a batch of freshly homemade pineapple salsa?

Think of a beautiful bounty of juicy-fresh ingredients coming together: sweetly tart pineapple, spicy jalapenos, and a delicious assortment of bell peppers, onions, and more enhanced by the zest of fresh lime.

Grab a batch of baked tortilla chips and meet me in the kitchen—we’re making the best pineapple salsa recipe!

Pineapple salsa recipe ingredients laid out on a table including a whole pineapple, limes, a red onion, cilantro, salt and a jalapeño

Ingredients Needed

I love using the freshest possible ingredients to make pineapple salsa for the best taste.

  • Pineapple – let your pineapple sit on the counter for a few days to deepen its natural sweetness.
  • Bell pepper – I used a red bell pepper, but you can use whichever you have on hand
  • Red onion – you can use white onions, which have a bit more bite to them, but red onions have a mellower flavor that allow the pineapples to shine
  • Cilantro – make sure your cilantro is not wilted or browned.
  • Jalapeño – remember to completely deseed this one before using, or else you’ll get a too-spicy kick you won’t be prepared for!
  • Lime juice – freshly squeezed lime juice tastes much brighter and less bitter than bottled.
  • Salt – I like to use about ½ teaspoon. You can increase this amount if you like it saltier. I don’t recommend ¼ teaspoon as it’s too lightly salty.
Sliced limes, pineapple wedges, and tomatoes served with a bowl of pineapple salsa and tortilla chips

What is Pineapple Salsa?

Pineapple salsa is a sweet and savory condiment that’s used for dipping, topping, and so much more.

Starting with a base of chopped fresh pineapple, we’ll add salt for taste, more veggies like onions and bell peppers for variety, jalapeños for spice, and finally, lime juice to help preserve the pineapple salsa and liven up its flavor profile.

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

The hardest part of making pineapple salsa? The chopping! There actually isn’t too much chopping involved, and once it’s done, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it all came together.

The first step in making pineapple salsa is chopping up all the fruits and veggies.

Chopped tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and pineapples on a cutting board

Once chopped, add all chopped ingredients to a mixing bowl. Admire your hard work! 😉

Two photos showing how to make Pineapple Salsa – chopped ingredients organized neatly in a mixing bowl

Then, add in fresh-squeezed lime juice and salt to taste.

Two photos showing how to make Pineapple Salsa – adding lime juice and salt

Using a silicone spatula, stir all pineapple salsa ingredients.

Hand holding a green spatula stirring ingredients together

You’ll know it’s done when your colorful ingredients are well blended and all bits are coated in lime juice and salt.

Lastly, taste the pineapple salsa! Then, add in more lime juice and/or salt to taste.

Two photos showing how to make this Mexican inspired salsa – finishing the salsa

Enjoy the best pineapple salsa recipe the following ways…

What to serve with pineapple salsa?

Now that you’re excited about making pineapple salsa, you might be wondering… “But what goes with pineapple salsa?” Try serving your homemade condiment these delicious ways:

close up of chopped bell peppers, onions, cilantro, and lime juice in a mixing bowl

Pineapple Salsa Variations

While I absolutely love the base recipe for my pineapple salsa, I must admit that a few flavor “powerups” can be used for a tasty time had by all. 😉 Hint: try the Sweet ‘n Spicy version stat!

Pineapple Mango Salsa

Instead of 2 cups of fresh pineapples, use…

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mango, chopped

Pineapple Habanero Salsa

For a blissfully spicy habanero version of this salsa, try…

  • Swapping the 1 medium jalapeño for ¼ of a deseeded habanero.
  • Keep in mind that because habanero is far spicier, we’ll greatly reduce the amount for the ingredient swap.

Sweet ‘n Spicy Pineapple Salsa

For a heightened sweet and spicy experience, keep the recipe as-is, and add on…

  • a few dashes of maple syrup or honey
  • a few squirts of sriracha or a teaspoon or two of sambal oelek

If you want a little extra flavor kick to your salsa, try sprinkling a little seasoned salt on top. Also, try my crowd-favorite for Game Day: Black Bean and Corn Salsa.

plate of tortilla chips served with this zesty and sweet condiment

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Pineapply Ever After

… with this delicious pineapple salsa! Thank you so much for stopping by and lavishing in joyful kitchen moments with me and your loved ones. Leave a comment below to let me know what you think! I can’t wait! ‘Til our next tasty adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Dipping bowl filled with pineapple salsa served with tortilla chips and lime wedges

Pineapple Salsa

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  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 812 servings (about 3 1/3 cups salsa) 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Sweet pineapple, zesty lime, and a touch of spice come together for the perfect Pineapple Salsa. Tasty with tortilla chips, on soups, and so much more.



Tools Needed


  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, ripened & diced (approximately less than 1 pineapple)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (medium)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped (about ¼ of an onion)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 to 2 medium jalapeños, deseeded, finely chopped – use one for medium spice, 2 for high spice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste (I used ½ teaspoon, ¼ is very lightly salty)

Check out the post for 3 delicious variations of pineapple salsa.


  1. Combine all pineapple salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl: pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice and salt. Start with just 3 tablespoons lime juice.
  2. Stir and fold until well mixed and fully coated in lime juice.
  3. Add more lime juice and salt or pepper to taste, if needed.
  4. Serve with Baked Tortilla Chips and deliciously crispy Cheese Quesadillas or my juicy mushroom-packed Mushroom Quesadillas!


Storing Instructions: Best if enjoyed immediately. However, pineapple salsa can keep for 1-3 days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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  1. Love pineapples and using fresh ingredients for salsas. This was flavorful on top of my fish tacos!