This easy spicy pineapple salsa recipe is homemade with a little bit of help from premade ingredients and just the right amount of heat!
I’m not usually a big salsa fan. I like it a lot but I just don’t usually think about making my own. I was at Costco one day and bought a jar of spicy pineapple salsa and I was sold! Making my own version was the next step!
Since I was throwing a Cinco de Mayo Party I felt this would be the perfect salsa to add to the party food. You can make it hot or sweeter by changing the ingredients. It’s one flexible recipe!
- pineapple chunks
- roasted sweet peppers
- red onion
- jalapeño peppers
- clove garlic
- large lime or lemon
- salt (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities.
Dice all necessary ingredients.
This would depend on whether you’re using fresh or canned ingredients.
Drain pineapple and sweet peppers (and any other canned ingredients.)
Fresh pineapple can be substituted for canned. Fresh red pepper can be substituted for roasted sweet pepper.
In a medium bowl combine drained pineapple, roasted sweet peppers, red onion, jalapeño, garlic and lime juice.
A fresh lime would be better or a lemon if that’s all you have available. If not, lime or lemon juice will work.
Stir until well combined and salt if desired.
Can be served chilled or at room temperature with tortilla chips.
- If you want to increase the heat try using a habanero or something spicier than jalapeño.
- Try adding in some different fruits such as mangoes or veggies like green or red bell peppers, corn or black beans.
- Use canned fruit or veggies to save preparation time.
- This specific recipe doesn’t have tomatoes but that would be a fun ingredient to add.
- Add spices such as cilantro or cumin to change it up a bit.
Chips are obviously one way to use this recipe. Any kind including Frito chips, nacho chips and tortilla chips.
The salsa could be used as a topping for a protein such as chicken, burgers or shrimp. Tacos is another favorite where the flavors of the salsa add an unusual taste to the meal.
Spicy Pineapple Salsa
- 3 cans chunk pineapple drained
- 1 jar roasted sweet peppers drained
- 1 red onion finely chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers stemmed, seeded and chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- juice of 1 large lime or lemon
- salt optional
- In a medium bowl combine drained pineapple, roasted sweet peppers, red onion, jalapeño, garlic and lime juice.
- Stir until well combined and salt if desired.
- Can be served chilled or at room temperature with tortilla chips.
I also didn’t have a lime on hand so I used a lemon.
Fresh pineapple can be substituted for canned.
Fresh red pepper can be substituted for roasted sweet pepper.