5-Ingredient Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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  • This grilled pineapple salsa is super easy to make and jam packed with flavor. Takes only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes!

    It isn’t summer time without fresh pineapple. It’s the perfect fruit for warm weather and is so juicy and delicious. This easy pineapple salsa is one of my favorite ways to use pineapple, as well as making grilled fruit kabobs, pineapple fluff and pineapple smoothies.

    pineapple salsa in a bowl with a spoon

    Easy pineapple salsa

    One of my all-time favorite things to do in the summer is have a BBQ with friends and family. I love grilling out and creating easy and delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy together.

    This pineapple salsa is absolutely amazing and is full of fresh flavor. If you’ve never grilled pineapple before, you have to give it a shot! It’s super easy and gives the pineapple the most wonderful taste.

    Pineapple salsa makes a great appetizer or tastes amazing served with grilled chicken, fish or pork. Plus it’s made with just 5 simple ingredients in just 15 minutes. You can’t beat that!

    pineapple salsa ingredients on cutting board

    Only 5 ingredients!

    To make this grilled pineapple salsa recipe, you’ll need the 5 simple ingredients below. Feel free to add in jalapeno if you like a little spice or some sliced avocado for some extra flavor.

    • Pineapple
    • Red onion
    • Red bell pepper
    • Lime
    • Cilantro

    How to pick the perfect pineapple

    Wondering how to pick a pineapple that’s super juicy and sweet? Below are a few tips that will help you out:

    Color: A ripe pineapple will have a bright yellow color from top to bottom. If the color is green, the pineapple is not ripe enough. If the color is orange, the pineapple has most likely spoiled.

    Texture: You want the texture of your pineapple to be on the softer side. It should give in a little when you press on it.

    Smell: Make sure to smell the bottom of the pineapple before putting it in your cart! It should smell sweet and bright.

    pineapple and onion slices on the grill

    How to make pineapple salsa

    Scroll down for the printable pineapple salsa recipe.

    1. Grill pineapple and onions. Place pineapple and onions on grill and cook over medium-heat for 1-2 minutes per side (until light grill marks appear). Remove from grill and let cool. Then chop into 1/4″ pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl.
    2. Add in remaining ingredients. Stir in the bell pepper, cilantro and lime juice. S&P to taste. For a little heat, add in chopped jalapeno.
    3. Chill and serve. Stir and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

    pineapple salsa ingredients in a bowl

    What to serve with it?

    There are plenty of delicious options to serve with pineapple salsa! Below are a few of my favorites:

    • Hot Dogs: Pineapple salsa makes a wonderful hot dog topping! Top your dog with some salsa and BBQ sauce. It’s like a Hawaiian hot dog!
    • Fish: It tastes great served with grilled salmon, shrimp or tilapia.
    • Chicken: Keep it simple and serve with grilled chicken breast. Yum!
    • Pork: Pork and pineapple is such a delicious combination! Try serving with kalua pork, sweet pork tacos or pork chops.
    • Salads: Serve on top of a taco salad, fajita salad or Mexican salad
    • Chips: Serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips.

    pineapple salsa in a glass bowl

    Helpful tips

    • To add heat, mix in some chopped jalapeno.
    • For a fun twist, stir in 1 avocado cut into 1/2″ pieces.
    • Although I highly recommend grilling the pineapple/onions for extra flavor, you could skip this part if preferred.
    • Feeding a crowd? Serve the salsa in a pineapple boat to really wow your guests!
    • This pineapple salsa is best if served the first day.

    Other easy salsa recipes:

    This grilled pineapple salsa is super easy to make and jam packed with flavor – and only takes 5 ingredients to make. It's perfect for summer BBQs as either an appetizer or also tastes amazing on top of hot dogs.

    Pineapple Salsa Recipe

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: grilled pineapple salsa, pineapple salsa, pineapple salsa recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 32
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This grilled pineapple salsa is super easy to make and jam packed with flavor. Takes only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes!

    Ingredients

    • 1 pineapple , sliced in circles (for the grill)
    • 1/2 red onion , sliced (for the grill)
    • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1-2 limes , juiced
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Jalapeno , diced fine (optional)

    Instructions

    • Heat the grill to medium-heat. Place the pineapple and onions onto the grill and let cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until light grill marks appear. Be careful not to burn it. Remove from the grill and allow to cool. Once cooled, chop into 1/4″ pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl.
    • Next stir in the bell pepper, cilantro and lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. For a little heat, add in jalapeno if you’d like.
    • Stir and then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Notes

    • To add heat, mix in some chopped jalapeno.
    • For a fun twist, stir in 1 avocado cut into 1/2″ pieces.
    • Although I highly recommend grilling the pineapple/onions for extra flavor, you could skip this part if preferred.
    • Feeding a crowd? Serve the salsa in a pineapple boat to really wow your guests!
    • This pineapple salsa is best if served the first day.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 34.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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