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.

A black bowl full of fresh pineapple salsa with tacos in the background


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.

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.

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 side image showing fresh pineapple, tomatoes and peppers mounded in a bowl


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 people

Fresh pineapple salsa

A bowl of pineapple salsa on a white board with lime wedges

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
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


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

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 8Sodium 292mgCarbohydrates 1g

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pepper Carnitas Tacos


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.