Pineapple Salsa

by Suzanne on August 27, 2012

in Appetizers and Snacks

Pineapple is one of those fruits that most people enjoy so why not try it in a fresh salsa. This salsa has the sweet and savory flavors happening that so many of us love. Pineapple when ripe is so sweet and delicious but it takes on all new dimension when you add the savory onions, garlic and avocados to it. You might be wondering what to eat this salsa with, I think it would pair well with so many things like grilled chicken, fish or shrimp and pork. We ate the pineapple salsa with chicken quesadillas and they were yummy, but just eating with tortilla chips was great too. One thing I would add to this recipe is fresh cilantro but I didn’t have any on hand so we had to do with out it. I hope you get inspired to try this recipe out and to come up with your own way of eating it.

Pineapple Salsa

1 1/2 cups pineapple chopped small
1 T. chopped green onions
1 T. finely chopped ginger
1/2 an avocado chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 T. white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt optional
lemon juice from half a lemon
1 garlic clove pressed
1 serrano chili pepper chopped fine (if you like the heat leave the seeds and veins in)

Step 1: Take a fresh pineapple and cut off the ends, then cut the sides off. The core of the pineapple should be taken out and discarded. If you have never cut a fresh pineapple try viewing this video on how to cut a pineapple which is okay, I do mine a bit differently but this works. Now cut some of the pineapple into small bite size pieces.  You will have lots of  pineapple left to eat it can also we frozen as well.
Step 2: Chop onions, bell pepper, serrano pepper and add to a small bowl with pineapple. Then add the vinegar, salt, pressed garlic, ginger and lemon juice to the bowl.
Step 3: Slice avocado in half, take out seed.  Hold the avocado with the skin on in your hand and take a small knife and make length wise cuts from end to end into the avocado but do know cut through the skin. Then cut the other direction so you have small pieces of avocado.  Take a spoon and use it to spoon out the flesh of the avocado and put into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients stir mixture lightly. Eat and enjoy.

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Salsa with pita chips is an almost daily snack for me – I love the pineapple addition here!

2 Steve @ the black peppercorn August 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

What a wonderful fresh looking salsa! I bet it is totally delicious!

3 Patty August 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I love the pineapple/avocado combination and while I’ve made something similar, like a pineapple relish for fish, your salsa would make a perfect dip for tortilla chips-maybe a game day appetizer? Thanks for your inspiration and recipe:-)

4 Suzanne August 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

Thanks Patty, your right game day appetizer sounds pretty yummy to me, your welcome.

5 The Café Sucré Farine August 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Very fresh and yummy sounding Suzanne! And yes I can think of tons of ways to use this!

6 Suzanne August 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Thanks Chris!

7 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) August 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm

What a unique and lovely salsa! Love the flavors you put together. I am a sucker for a great condiment and I would have a hard time stopping myself from eating the entire bowl. Pinning now. 🙂

8 Suzanne August 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

Thanks Lisa, I know I am a sucker too for good condiments and this one is hard to resist.

9 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 28, 2012 at 8:11 am

This sounds delicious for a topping of chicken and quesadillas. Perfect summer salsa.

10 Suzanne August 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

thanks Erin 🙂

11 EA-The Spicy RD August 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Mmm…Pineapple salsa is so yummy, and yours looks delicious! I am planning grilled mahi mahi for later in the week and this would make a fabulous topping!

12 Suzanne August 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

oh this would go perfect with grilled mahi mahi!

13 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I love salsa that has pineapple in it! I’ll have to try making my own now!

14 Suzanne August 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yes you do Jessica, it’s really easy and you will love it.

15 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

My husband and kids love pineapple, and I’ve never seen pineapple in salsa before! How exciting recipe you created! I’m pretty sure this will be gone as soon as it’s served… 😀 I’m thinking this will go well with meat and seafood too. Already starting to drool over possibilities.

16 Suzanne August 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

thanks Nami, glad you like this recipe and I hope you get to try it out soon.

17 Choc Chip Uru August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I can never walk by a gorgeous looking salsa like this 😀

Choc Chip Uru

18 Magic of Spice August 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

So scrumptious! I just love the addition of avocado and ginger here…a fantastic salsa!

19 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

i love making my own salsa and have added a few times diced pineapple. makes a great dinner when not in the mood for cooking 😉

20 Krista August 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

This is so wonderful and fresh and I would devour it all in minutes! Wonderful for dinner…if there is any left by the time I’m through with it 😉

21 Lora @cakeduchess August 31, 2012 at 9:13 am

Great way to use pineapple. I could eat salsa every single day! I love these sweet addition to one of my favorite snacks:)

22 Amy Tong August 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

This pineapple salsa looks amazing. I love the sweet and tart addition in this salsa with the pineapple. 🙂

23 Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake September 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love loveeee salsa…it’s so refreshing and tasty and reminds me of summer. The addition of pineapples sound so good!

24 Suzanne September 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Thanks Jenny, salsa is one of my favorite things.

25 Amy (Savory Moments) September 2, 2012 at 6:03 am

Adding different fruits to salsa like pineapple, peaches, and avocados is always yummy. Salsa is so good and I love your little chile pepper bowl!

26 Suzanne September 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

thanks Amy, I love fruit in salsas too!

27 baker street September 3, 2012 at 5:58 am

what a unique and delicious recipe, S! love the idea of pineapple paired with peppers! 🙂

28 Suzanne September 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

thank you dear 🙂

29 Heide M. April 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Can’t wait to try this.

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