Tropical Pineapple Salsa Bliss


Escape to the tropics with this vibrant, sunshine-filled pineapple salsa. Sweet, juicy pineapple gets the summer BBQ treatment with charred red bell peppers, crunchy red onions, spicy jalapeños and refreshing lime juice. 

We then toss in lots of bright, herbaceous cilantro to balance the fruits and veggies. The mixture of flavors and textures is an absolute dream - sweet meets heat meets tangy citrus.

This fresh salsa is versatile beyond belief as a topping, dip, or light snack on its own. The burst of sunny fruits and sizzling spices make it the perfect way to bring a tropical twist to any meal. One spoonful transports your tastebuds to a Cuban beachfront paradise!

Tropical Pineapple Salsa Bliss

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: About 1/3 cup per serving

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 60
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Protein: 1g

This salsa makes for a nutrition-packed snack or topping that's low in fat and high in vitamin C. The fiber from the fruits and veggies provides filling carbs to balance the natural sugars. The light, fresh flavors and absence of added oils or heavy ingredients make this a slimming dip to enjoy without overindulging.


  • Fresh pineapple, diced: 500 grams (17.6 oz / 2 cups)
  • Red bell pepper, finely chopped: 150 grams (5.3 oz / 1 cup)
  • Red onion, finely chopped: 100 grams (3.5 oz / 1/2 cup)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 20 grams (0.7 oz / 1/2 cup)
  • Jalapeño, seeded and minced: 30 grams (1 oz / 1 medium)
  • Fresh lime juice: 60 ml (2 fl oz / 1/4 cup) [57 grams / 2 ounces]
  • Honey: 15 ml (1 tablespoon) [21 grams / 0.75 ounce]
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together diced pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.
  2. Season: Add lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Toss well to combine.
  3. Chill: For best flavor, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  4. Serve: Enjoy as a topping for grilled meats, fish, or with tortilla chips.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Pineapple Ripeness: Use ripe pineapple for a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
  • Texture Variation: For a smoother salsa, briefly pulse in a food processor.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the amount of jalapeño for desired heat.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use canned pineapple? Fresh pineapple is preferred for texture and flavor, but canned can be used in a pinch.
  • How long can this salsa be stored? Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
  • Can I add other fruits? Yes, mango or papaya make great additions.
  • Is this salsa gluten-free? Yes, all ingredients are naturally gluten-free.