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Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple

This Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple is such an amazing appetizer that is sure to wow your guests. The salsa is sweet, spicy and full of flavor. Enjoy it with your favorite chips, on top of fish, chicken or in a wrap.

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a pineapple on a cutting board that is filled with pineapple salsa and has tortilla chips scattered around.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple is not only delicious but also such a fun recipe to make.
  • The salsa is the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and embodies so much flavor.
  • All the ingredients are finely chopped up so you have a piece in every bite.
  • You can control the spice level by adding in as much or as little jalapeno as you’d like!
  • Tastes great with chips of course, but also on chicken, fish or a wrap.
  • It’s a great versatile dish to have on hand during the week.
  • This salsa would taste amazing on my gourmet shrimp tacos!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

No need to use canned pineapple, especially if you’re serving this dish inside of the pineapple skin. Simply cut small cubes out before scraping the edges of the pineapple.

I recommend using roma tomatoes for this recipe as they are a bit firmer and have a great taste for salsa.

I used an entire jalapeno for this recipe which really brought the heat, however, you can control the spice level by adding in as little or as much as you’d like.

Red onion provides a great crunch and flavor.

Add in freshly squeezed lime juice for the perfect amount of tang.

You can use any color bell pepper that you’d like, I used an orange one just for a bit of a more vibrant color.

I also added in cucumber which add flavor, color and crunch.

Other additions include salt and cilantro!

all the ingredients you need to make this salsa in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: Start by cutting off the side of the pineapple to expose the inside. Use a knife to cut cubes out and set those aside, then use a spoon to scrape the edges to create your bowl.

TWO: Next, prepare all the veggies by dicing them into small bite sized pieces. The smaller the better.

all the salsa ingredients in a bowl

THREE: Add all ingredients to a large bowl and drizzle on the lime juice before adding in the salt and chopped cilantro. Give it a good mix and then serve it inside the pineapple skin!

Tips And Tricks

Use a sharp knife to cut off the side of the pineapple, leaving the leaves and stem still attached.

Cut out cubes of the pineapple, around the core. Then use a spoon to carve out the inside.

I recommend using a vegetable chopper for this recipe. It’s quick, easy and efficient- plus you can run the veggies through it twice to make the perfect bite sized pieces.

How To Serve And Store

Serve this Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple and enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips. This pineapple salsa also tastes amazing on top of fish, in some tacos or in a wrap.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days.

a hand holding a tortilla chip with pineapple salsa on it

Taste And Texture

Pineapple Salsa is sweet, tangy and has a nice kick to it. But you can control the heat by adding in as little or as much jalapeno as you’d like.

This salsa is crunchy and refreshing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to serve it in a pineapple?

No, of course not!

How much jalapeno do you recommend adding in?

I used a whole jalapeno which was really spicy, so I recommend half or even less if you can’t handle that much heat.

Can I add in other veggies?

Totally, feel free to customize this recipe to your liking.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple

This Pineapple Salsa In a Pineapple is such an amazing appetizer that is sure to wow your guests. The salsa is sweet, spicy and full of flavor. Enjoy it with your favorite chips, on top of fish, chicken or in a wrap.
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PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup roma tomaotes, diced (about 2 tomatoes)
  • 1/2-1 jalapeno, diced (or less depending on spice level)
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1-2 tsp flakey sea salt
 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

10 servings

Directions

  1. Start by cutting off the side of the pineapple to expose the inside. Use a knife to cut pineapple cubes out and set those aside, then use a spoon to scrape the edges to create your bowl.
  2. Next, prepare all the veggies by dicing them into small bite sized pieces. The smaller the better. I recommend using a vegetable chopper if you have one. 
  3. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and drizzle on the lime juice before adding in the salt and chopped cilantro. Give it a good mix and then serve it inside the pineapple skin!

Notes

  • Use a sharp knife to cut off the side of the pineapple, leaving the leaves and stem still attached.
  • Cut out cubes of the pineapple, around the core. Then use a spoon to carve out the inside.
  • I recommend using a vegetable chopper for this recipe. It's quick, easy and efficient- plus you can run the veggies through it twice to make the perfect bite sized pieces.

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