An easy recipe for Pineapple Salsa. Loaded with plenty of fresh pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, and cilantro, this is your answer to spring and summer snacking! It’s perfect with chips or on your favorite grilled meat, and it’s good for you!

I’ll never forget the first time I got my hands on this Pineapple Salsa recipe: After devouring a huge bowl at my brother’s house, he promised to track down the original source and email me a copy.

Later that day, an email arrived. Attached was a scanned PDF of a hand-written – no, hastily-scrawled – recipe titled: Benny’s Pineapple Salsa.

Who is Benny? How did he come to make such amazing Pineapple Salsa? Did I ever meet him? These questions and more are unanswered, while one truth remains: This salsa was worth tracking down.

Pineapple salsa in a teal bowl.

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Dramatic overtones aside, this Pineapple Salsa is the answer to all your Warm Weather Eating questions.

You want something:

  • Healthy and Fresh
  • Interesting
  • Sweet and spicy
  • Safe for swimming suits

Pineapple salsa ingredients in a clear bowl.

You want a snack.

Or you’re having a party.

Or it’s REALLY HOT outside.

Pineapple Salsa helps in all these instances, and more.

Pineapple salsa in a clear bowl.

Want to cut some corners? You can buy a 2-pound package of pineapple spears, all peeled and sliced and nice.

You’ll still have to dice them up, but it’s a handy shortcut if you’re short on patience.

Pineapple salsa in a teal bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Easy pineapple salsa in a blue bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa recipe is loaded with plenty of fresh pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, and cilantro. This is your answer to spring and summer snacking!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 servings
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Calories 54


  • 2 pounds pineapple diced
  • 10 Roma tomatoes cored and diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro finely chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 jalapeño peppers seeded and finely chopped (about ½ cup or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice from 2 limes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste, optional
  • tortilla chips for serving


  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeños. Add lime juice and toss to coat.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce, if using. For best results, allow flavors to blend at room temperature for at least 10 minutes or chill until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 558IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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    1. Hi Vanessa, this recipe has not been tested for canning I’m so sorry about that! – Meggan

  1. Making this now, haven’t tasted it but from the looks of the ingredients you cant go wrong! I am wondering if you looked into canning this? I would love to know how long to process this in a waterbath if possible

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks! I haven’t tested canning this recipe so I would suggest trying a recipe that has been tested, I wouldn’t want to steer you wrong. Sorry about that! – Meggan

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