Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

This pineapple salsa is one of my faves because of how EASY it is to whip up. And it uses a whole pineapple so it makes a large batch with plenty to go around! Or, if you’re like me, you’ll eat half the bowl yourself and then whine about the canker sore the excess pineapple gave you. But honestly, worth it.

Pineapple salsa in bowl with spoon and pile of tortilla chips.

Ingredients for Pineapple Salsa

  • Fresh Pineapple – You can buy a whole pineapple and chop it up yourself, or buy pre-chopped. If you buy pre-chopped, you may need to cut the pieces up a little smaller.
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapeño – I like to remove the whites and seeds to lessen the spice so that this salsa is a bit more crowd/family friendly. BUT, if you love spice, feel free to leave them in.
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lime Juice – I prefer to use fresh, but you can use the stuff in a bottle if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Salt
Pineapple, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and a lime.

How to make Pineapple Salsa:

  1. Chop up the ingredients! I like to cut everything into a a small dice, so with each bite you can get a little bit of everything. But cut your salsa ingredients as big or as small as you’d like.
  2. Toss it all together! Grab a big bowl and toss everything together with the lime juice and salt. Give it a taste, and adjust lime juice and salt if needed.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
Pineapple salsa ingredients in glass bowl

What if I don’t like an ingredient?

One of my favorite things about this salsa is it’s SUPER customizable. Don’t love raw onion? Use a little less! Love spicy? Add more jalapeño or leave some of the seeds in. Think of the recipe amounts as guidelines not rules – adjust the ratio to your preference.

What can I serve with this salsa?

  • Tortilla Chips!
  • Tacos – I especially love it with fish tacos!
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Taco-inspired salad
  • As a side with grilled chicken or fish

How long will it last in the fridge?

If you’re not eating the salsa right away, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It keeps well for about 4-5 days, but know that the longer it sits, the ‘juicier’ it will get. I like it the best on day 1 and 2!

Hand dipping tortilla chip into pineapple salsa

Looking for another homemade salsa recipe? Check out this easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa! No cooking needed.

Pineapple salsa in white bowl

Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


Fresh Pineapple Salsa is refreshing and sweet with just the right amount of kick from the jalapeños. Perfect for your next party or taco night. 



  • 1 whole pineapple, skin removed and small diced. About 3-4 cups
  • 2/3 cup minced red onion
  • 2 minced jalapeños, seeds and whites removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Chop up the ingredients. I like to cut everything into a small dice, so with each bite you can get a little bit of everything. 
  2. Toss it all together. In a large bowl, toss everything together including the lime juice and salt. Give it a taste and adjust salt, if needed.
  3. Enjoy! For best flavor, I like to let the salsa sit for about 15 minutes to let everything meld together. 


Leftovers? If you’re not eating the salsa right away, store in an airtight container in the fridge. It keeps well for 4-5 days, but the longer it sits the ‘juicier’ it gets. I like it best on day 1 and 2.

  • Category: Appetizer, Sides, Snack
  • Method: By Hand
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: pineapple salsa, homemade salsa, fresh salsa, fresh pineapple salsa

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