Pineapple Salsa with Fresh Cilantro


Elevate your taste buds to a tropical paradise with our Tropical Pineapple Salsa with Fresh Cilantro! This salsa is a delightful mix of sweet, juicy pineapple and the fresh, herbal notes of cilantro, combined with a hint of spice and tang. It's a perfect accompaniment for grilled fish, chicken, or simply as a vibrant addition to your snack time with chips.

Tropical Pineapple Salsa with Fresh Cilantro

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Serving size: 1/4 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 35 kcal
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Fiber: 1g


  • Fresh pineapple, diced: 1 cup (about 165g or 5.8 oz)
  • Red bell pepper, finely diced: 1/2 cup (about 75g or 2.6 oz)
  • Red onion, finely chopped: 1/4 cup (about 40g or 1.4 oz)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 1/4 cup (about 15g or 0.5 oz)
  • Jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced: 1 small
  • Lime juice: 30ml (1 fl oz)
  • Salt: a pinch

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium bowl, mix together diced pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and minced jalapeño.
  2. Season: Add lime juice and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine.
  3. Chill: For best flavor, let the salsa chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve: Enjoy this tropical salsa with chips, over grilled meats, or as a fresh topping for tacos.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use ripe pineapple for the best sweetness and texture.
  • Adjust the amount of jalapeño for your preferred spice level.
  • Add a bit of honey or agave syrup if you prefer a sweeter salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned pineapple?

Fresh pineapple is recommended for the best texture and flavor, but canned pineapple in juice (not syrup) can be used in a pinch.

How long does this salsa last?

It’s best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Can I add other fruits to this salsa?

Yes, mango or papaya would be great additions.

Is this salsa suitable for vegans?

Yes, it is vegan-friendly.