Cilantro Pineapple Salsa is a colorful, chunky dip that’s packed with flavor. It’s perfect for game day or summertime gatherings!
Pineapple Cilantro Salsa recipe
Summer is around the corner! I’m visiting Phoenix right now, and I am eating my fair share of Mexican food on this trip.
Give me all the margaritas, salsa and tacos, please.
Today bringing you a recipe for Pineapple Cilantro Salsa. It’s perfectly paired with your favorite tortilla chips or bread for dipping. Seriously so good.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Pineapple makes for a tangy, sweet-and-sour addition to salsa.
- It makes a great appetizer or you can spoon it over your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.
- Serve it for summertime gatherings or make it for a game day snack.
This salsa combines chunks of fresh pineapple, lime juice, onion and green peppers (mild or spicy — your choice!), plus flavorful cilantro.
Here’s what to snag at the grocery store:
- fresh pineapple
- fresh cilantro
- white onion
- serrano pepper (for spicy salsa) or green bell pepper (for mild salsa)
- fresh lime
- sea salt
- black pepper
…And don’t forget to pick up a bag of chips! (Or two, especially if you’re adding guacamole to the dip table too.
I like using fresh pineapple for an even better taste, but you can use 1 can of drained, diced pineapple chunks instead. Or if you use the rings, you can just chop them into cubes.
Not a cilantro fan? You can skip it in this recipe or substitute basil or parsley.
Feel free to make it as mild or as spicy as you like. For milder salsa, don’t add any of the seeds. If you like it spicy, keep the seeds in.
How to make Pineapple Salsa with cilantro
Putting together this salsa is super easy!
- Once you dice the pineapple, onion and peppers and chop the cilantro, mix it all together in a bowl.
- Douse the mixture in lime juice and sprinkle on the lime zest, salt and pepper.
- Stir together and enjoy!
If you make it the way I do, this Pineapple Cilantro Salsa is definitely on the chunky side. I like using the scoop-shaped chips for this sometimes.
But if that’s not your
cup of tea bowl of salsa, then you can totally run it through the blender for a creamier blend!
What to serve with pineapple salsa
I really love the bright yellow and green hues of this dip! It adds a lot of color to any menu.
For an appetizer, I paired this delicious salsa with some multigrain tortilla chips but any kind of crunchy tortilla chip would be so good! You can’t really go wrong here. Really.
You could also serve it alongside your favorite cheese dip or other dips like this Tuscan white bean dip.
Another idea is to set up a salsa bar with a few kinds of chips and several different types of salsa, like peach salsa or this mango salsa recipe.
It’s great as a dip, of course, but it would also be stellar spooned into pork tacos!
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Pineapple Cilantro Salsa
Pineapple Cilantro Salsa is colorful, chunky dip that's packed with flavor.
- 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
- 6-8 stems fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely diced white onion
- 1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped — for spicy salsa
- 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped — for mild salsa
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- sea salt, to taste
- freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir together until evenly distributed.
- If desired, blend on medium speed in a blender until smooth with a few larger chunks remaining, or until desired consistency is achieved.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
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