Fresh Pineapple Salsa is  beautifully vibrant, delicious and hits all the flavor notes. Sweet, salty, and tangy, this will take your salsa eating to a new level. Fresh pineapple chunks with tomato, jalapeño, cilantro and red onion along with freshness from lime juice and a little salt to round out all the flavors.

Fresh pineapple salsa in a bowl with tacos

When spring and summer come around, all I want to do is eat the best fresh fruit and vegetables and salsa is no exception. This fresh pineapple salsa brings a wonderful, sweet and vibrant flavor to tacos, chicken, fish or just for snacking on with tortilla chips.

Pineapple salsa mounded in a bowl, viewed from the side

The recipe for this fresh pineapple salsa came about as I was writing the recipe for the slow cooker pineapple pepper carnitas  tacos I made last week (below).

Slow cooker pineapple pepper carnitas tacos are big in name and big in flavor. Pork shoulder is slow cooked in a guajillo pepper, pineapple sauce, shredded and served in tacos with fresh pineapple salsa.

A sauce made from dried Mexican peppers and pineapple juice, I knew that these tacos needed more than your run-of-the-mill tomato salsa. Because the slow cooked meat is rich and hearty, this light and sweet salsa perfectly complements this.

A closeup of the colorful salsa showing the red tomato and green cilantro

So, so easy. This salsa is (as most salsas are) quick and easy to make. I prefer to use a whole pineapple, but if you’re not comfortable cutting up a whole pineapple, all produce sections of the grocery store have ready cut pineapple. There is jalapeño in the salsa, but I remove the seeds and the veins and the pepper is cut-up so small, it’s evenly distributed throughout the salsa and you don’t get much heat at all.

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Yield: 4 servings

Fresh pineapple salsa

A black bowl filled with fresh pineapple salsa

Fresh pineapple salsa is  beautifully vibrant, delicious and hits all the flavor notes. Sweet, salty, and tangy, this will take your salsa eating to a new level. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 whole pineapple, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 whole jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (1/4 medium) red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Add the pineapple, jalapeño, onion, tomato and cilantro to a bowl and mix well. Add the lime juice and salt and stir until well combined.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 19Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 269mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.