Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa is a fruity salsa with a delicious combination of sweet and spicy. It can be served with grilled chicken or fish or as an appetizer with chips.

Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple Salsa

Summer time calls for fresh flavors and bright colors.

Tell me who wouldn’t love this fruity and spicy sweet pineapple salsa?

Not me! I’m sure you wouldn’t either, once you taste my recipe here.

Two days ago, I picked up this pineapple at the fresh farm market. After devouring the sweet slices of this pineapple, saved some for making the salsa.

Light, easy to make and healthy all pointed towards making this pineapple salsa over the weekend, for the work week ahead.

What is Salsa?

Salsa is usually a spicy sauce of chopped tomatoes, onions, and peppers that is commonly served with Mexican food.

How is Salsa served?

Salsa is a variety of sauces used at the table as condiments for tacos and other Mexican and Mexican-American foods. They are also used as dips for tortilla chips. They may be raw or cooked, and are generally served at room temperature.

Is eating salsa good for you?

Lime juice, onions, and tomatoes are all rich sources of the antioxidant vitamin C.

Vitamin C helps prevent heart disease and promotes healthy aging. Salsa is often served raw, which is especially helpful for absorption of vitamin C.

What are some authentic Mexican salsa’s?

  • Cilantro Lime Dressing.
  • Salsa Taquera.
  • Guajillo Chile Salsa.
  • Cactus Fruit Pico de Gallo.
  • Pico de Gallo.
  • Roasted Jalapeño Salsa.
  • Chipotle Lime Yogurt Salsa.
  • Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde.

How to make pineapple salsa?

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: CINCO DE MAYO, PINEAPPLE, SNACKS, SUMMERCuisine: Mexican
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Servings

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

420

kcal
Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Pineapple chunks

  • 1 Red onion finely sliced

  • 2 Tomatoes cubed

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper finely sliced

  • 8 -10 Cilantro/Coriander leaves minced

  • 1 Lime juiced fresh

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder optional

  • Salt a pinch

  • Pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups Red Onion

  • 1 (large finely sliced)Roma tomatoes

  • 2 (cubed)Bell pepper (green)

  • 1 finely sliced Cilantro

  • 1/2 A bunch Fresh Lime

  • 1 (juice squeezed)Black Pepper powder

  • 1 tsp ( adjust a required)

  • Salt – a pinch (optional)

Directions

  • Mix all the above together in a mixing bowl, refrigerate & serve cool on a hot summer day. Nothing tastes better than a fruity salsa!

Nutrition Facts


  • Amount Per ServingCalories420
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2g 4%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Sodium 34mg 2%
  • Potassium 1690mg 49%
  • Total Carbohydrate 107g 36%
    • Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
    • Sugars 83g
  • Protein 8g 16%

  • Vitamin A 76%
  • Vitamin C 250%
  • Calcium 17%
  • Iron 17%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Why do you put vinegar in salsa?

Home canning uses acids in the form of vinegar and lemon juice commonly.The acid ingredients used in salsa help preserve the salsa better. 

Canned salsa taste better when vinegar is added.

Do you need to cook salsa?

Salsa when cooked, changes the bright, fresh flavors for something deeper and sweeter.

Roasting the tomatoes, garlic and/or chiles creates rich, smoky flavors.

What is Mexican Salsa called?

Pico de gallo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpiko ðe ˈgaʎo], lit. ‘beak of rooster’), also called salsa fresca or salsa cruda, is a type of salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine. … The tomato-based variety is widely known as salsa picada (minced/chopped sauce)

What do you eat salsa with?

Pretty much anything savory, salty, meaty, fresh, or slightly sweet is even better with salsa on top: chicken, steak and baked potato. In summer, you can even top it on a salad and have it as a whole meal.

Is jarred Salsa cooked?

Jarred salsas are cooked, and sometimes pasteurized, to ensure a longer shelf life. Unfortunately, these techniques can break down the flavor, texture, and nutrients of the ingredients.

How long can you keep jarred salsa?

Unopened with the airtight wrapper still intact and continuous refrigeration, these jarred salsa’s can last two weeks or slightly more. When opened, as long as it’s refrigerated and covered, these store-bought salsas typically stay fresh enough to eat for about two weeks.

How long do homemade salsa’s last in a mason jar?

When canning salsa’s, remember to store the jars in a dark, cool place. They should keep for up to one year. Once a jar has been opened it should be stored in the refrigerator.

List of my salsa recipes

The Bottom Line

Looking for some fun, fresh summer party appetizer? Then you are definitely going to love my pineapple salsa. A little spicy, yet deliciously sweet, packed with nutrients, I know you will come back asking for me. Give it a try! You can thank me later 🙂

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  1. Looks and sounds fresh and lovely….just what we need in this hot weather, and thank you Maya! ♡

    • Maya Shetty 1008

      Thank you, Karen for your kind words, yes, just the right salsa for the kind of temps we are having currently 🙂 Enjoy!