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Fresh Pineapple Salsa

by flavorthemoments on July 22, 2014

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Fresh Pineapple Salsa is a south of the border meets tropical salsa that’s sweet, spicy, fresh, and savory.  It’s the perfect accompaniment to chips, grilled chicken, fish, or tacos!

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I’ve been back from vacation for over a week, and I’m still playing a bit of catch-up.  Yay that I caught up with my Bloglovin’ feed after a few days only to lose control of it again and play catch-up again.  What’s really hard to catch up on, however,  is having recipes “banked” or photographed for the future.  When I got back, I was plum out of them.  I like to have at least one week’s worth of material in “the bank” , especially for times when I’m lacking in creativity.  Do you ever have times where your inspiration has flown south and you don’t even know what you want to make for your blog family?  That’s happened to me recently, but  I bought a juicy pineapple, and luckily, that got the tropical juices flowing. ;)

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I say it a lot — the simplest things in life are the best, and it’s 100% true.  This salsa hits all the notes — sweet, savory, fresh, and spicy.  It made me very happy with a cold beer and chips, and even happier when I topped my hot dog with it.  And some sriracha on top of that.  Oh, how I love the simple things.

If you’re looking for a little something that’s going to perk up the palate this summer, this is just the thing.  Dinner guests?  It’s your appetizer.  Tacos?  Top ‘em with this salsa for a tropical twist.  You name it, and this salsa will add some spicy-sweet freshness to your food.  Isn’t this what summer’s all about?  Yes, yes, and double yes.  Fresh and fun with a kick. :)

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Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Writer’s Process Blogging Tour

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Varies

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Writer’s Process Blogging Tour

Fresh Pineapple Salsa is a south of the border meets tropical salsa that's sweet, spicy, fresh, and savory. It's the perfect accompaniment to chips, grilled chicken, fish, or tacos!


1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into small chunks

1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped small

1 small jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro

juice of 1 lime

salt, to taste


Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes in order for the flavors to marry. Serve as a dip, topping, or condiment. Enjoy!


Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen July 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Oh my gosh Marcie – I sssooo know what you’re talking about!!! I have over 150 draft posts in my arsenal, but not all of them with pictures. For a long time, I thought – ‘oh, I’m good for at least 6 months’… then, when lack of inspiration struck, I realized I had no photos for all those drafts!!! UGH! Disaster. It’s like you scramble to the kitchen and try to make up for your slacking! At least that is how it was for me anyway. Ok, now onto this salsa… it looks absolutely fresh, amazing and perfect to go with the fish tacos I’m now dreaming about!!! Pinned!
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:41 am

It’s so funny, I’ll bank the photos, but I rarely do drafts ahead of time. I feel like the pictures are the hardest part for me so I’m usually on top of those more. Yesterday was my big day in the kitchen because my son was home sick, and boy did I get a lot done. :) Thanks for the pin, Kristi, and I hope you have a happy hump day! :)


Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 22, 2014 at 7:04 pm

This looks awesome! I’ve seen mango and peach, but never pineapple… yum!
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

I’ve done this salsa with mango before and loved it, so I thought I’d try pineapple. The next best thing would be to use both! haha Thanks, Medha. :)


Juliana July 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I know the feeling, I think we all have our moments when you do not feel like any cooking or baking…this pineapple salsa look really refreshing…the only problem is that I do not like cutting pineapple :(
Thanks for the recipe Marcie…enjoy your week :D
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:48 am

Cutting pineapple is a bit of a chore. Thank goodness for pre-sliced fresh pineapple at the store, right? :) Thanks, Juliana, and have a great day!


Thalia @ butter and brioche July 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

so perfect for summer.. never made a pineapple salsa before, i’ve only ever used mango. i definitely am missing out on something great. love it!
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

I’d only used mango before too, but pineapple was delicious! Next time I’m using both. :) Thanks, Thalia!


Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 23, 2014 at 4:52 am

What a wonderful salsa, Marcie! I love that you used pineapple for the main ingredient, sounds so perfect for this time of year! I’ve always wanted to make a fruit salsa, so now I think I have just the perfect recipe to do so. And I love your suggestion of topping tacos with this salsa, sounds amazing!
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:52 am

This would be great with almost any fruit, and I hope you give it a try, Gayle! I need to try my own suggestion and make tacos very soon. :) Have a great day!


Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour July 23, 2014 at 5:43 am

I love this tropical twist on salsa..looks so refreshing and delicious!


flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

Thank you, Meghan!


Mary Frances July 23, 2014 at 6:38 am

Don’t we all have those days … or weeks ;) I agree, nothing is more inspiring than fresh fruit in the summer! Salsas are my favorite thing to whip up, whether to satisfy me or hold off the hungry kiddos while I try to come up with a “real” meal. I love pineapple! Pinned!
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

Salsas are the best, and it’s so healthy that you don’t feel bad about eating or serving it! It’s a great way to get extra veggies and fruit, too. :) BTW, I’m waiting to hear back from a couple of people I’m nominating for the Writing Process Blog Tour, and I will get that post up! I never meant for it to take this long, but I guess better late than never. :)


Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes July 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

This salsa looks so delicious and fresh! Love the spicy addition :)
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Thank you, Jessica! :)


Melanie @ Carmel Moments July 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I can always go for a good fresh salsa, especially with pineapple. Looks delish Marcie!


Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods July 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Marcie this looks so good! I could go for a bowl of these with some tortilla chips. I love the sweet and spicy combination. I’m thinking fish tacos would be great with this :D. Pinning!
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Thank you, Cindy! I really need to whip up some tacos next time I have some of this salsa. :)


Carol at Wild Goose Tea July 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Fruit makes the best condiment. The zip of the salsa and sunshine balls of peaches is perfect for grilled meat without a doubt.
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flavorthemoments July 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Sweet and spicy is definitely where it’s at! :)


Sarah & Arkadi July 23, 2014 at 8:06 pm

great salsa idea! never tried the pineapple salsa!
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flavorthemoments July 25, 2014 at 8:01 am

Thank you, Sarah! Pineapple was a fun new twist! :)


Kelly July 24, 2014 at 1:30 am

Aaw sorry you’ve been feeling that way..hehe I feel like that a lot these days and can never seem to catch up either. My problem is the opposite – I have the pictures and recipes but I can’t seem to find the energy/time to sort through and edit the photos or write the posts. This salsa would totally give me that motivation though :) Love that you made a pineapple salsa – I can just taste how fresh everything is. Pinning :) This looks amazing and I’m loving the sweet and spicy combo!


flavorthemoments July 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

Editing photos is the most time consuming part, isn’t it? The past two days have been very productive, thankfully, but you know that means ions of photos. haha I’m sure you must feel tapped with the little ones…it requires lots of energy. :) Thanks for the pin, Kelly, and I hope you have a lovely day!


Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong July 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

This looks so so Summery!! I love the tropical twist. pineapple is such a fantastic addition.. I am always up for anything sweet and spicy.. :)
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flavorthemoments July 25, 2014 at 8:05 am

Sweet and spicy is one of my favorite combos too, and this really hit the spot! Thanks, Arpita! :)


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