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Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa in a Pineapple Bowl

Next time you are looking for a unique salsa recipe, this jalapeño pineapple salsa is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Mixed with colorful peppers, onions and lime juice, you will want to put it on everything from your favorite tortilla chips to fish tacos.

We will also show you how to make a pineapple bowl from the whole pineapple that will make a beautiful display on a party table at your next gathering.

Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa on plate with tortilla chips

Easy recipes are the name of the game when warm weather strikes and this fresh pineapple salsa checks all the boxes.

Here is why this recipe is amazing:

  • Fresh salsa is delicious at parties, cookouts or as a topping for fish tacos or burrito bowls
  • Easy to make pineapple jalapeño salsa recipe requires just a few minutes of chopping
  • Serving in a pineapple bowl makes a great centerpiece at a cookout

Ingredients needed:

All you need are a few fresh ingredients from your garden or the grocery store to make this chunky salsa with great result.

Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa Ingredients

What to Buy:

  • 1 ½ cup fresh pineapple, diced from a whole pineapple (reserve outside for serving bowl)
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup yellow pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup orange or red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp salt or more to taste

Substitutions

The above ingredients will create a colorful and delicious salsa. They can be swapped for other fruits or vegetables however.

Feel free to add more hot peppers for a more spicy flavor or swap some of the colorful bell peppers for mango to make a sweeter fruit salsa.

How to make a Pineapple Bowl

To prepare the pineapple bowl, lay the pineapple on its side and carefully cut it in half using a large knife.

Slice Pineapple lengthwise with a knife

This will create two equal sized bowls.

If you would rather have one deeper bowl, cut about ⅓ of the pineapple off, leaving the entire stem attached and you will have one large bowl.  

two pineapple halves

Then, using a smaller knife, make a cut around the outer edge of the pineapple and then slice across the middle and from top to bottom.

slice chunks of pineapple

Use a spoon to remove pineapple chunks.

Scoop pineapple chunks and discard core

The core, which will be the harder section to cut in the center of the pineapple, can be discarded once it is removed. 

Evenly scoop out pineapple bowls

Making Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa

After you wash your vegetables, it’s time to chop. First, carefully dice peppers and onions.

Dice peppers and onions

In a medium bowl, add the peppers and onions to the pineapple chunks and mix until well combined.

Add peppers and onion to pineapple

Repeat with tomatoes and cilantro and stir to incorporate.

chop and add cilantro to pineapple salsa

Dice your jalapeño pepper and add with the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add jalapeno to pineapple salsa

Feel free to add more jalapeño pepper for an extra kick.

Scoop the pineapple filling into each pineapple bowl before serving and enjoy!

Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa in pineapple bowls

Tips and Tricks

This easy pineapple salsa recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

However, if you plan to use the outer layer of pineapple as a bowl, you will want to do the day you make it or the next. The pineapple bowl itself will begin to lose freshness overnight.  

What to serve with spicy pineapple salsa

This great recipe is a crowd pleaser in many ways. Serve it with chips or as a topping on your favorite dish.

toss jalapeno Pineapple Salsa with lime juice

The sweetness of the pineapple and the spicy pepper flavor compliment a range of foods including:

Print the Recipe

Pineapple jalapeño salsa will make a great addition to your salsa recipes. Print the full instructions and save it to use every time you fire up the outdoor grill!

Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa

Andrea Updyke
Make this sweet and spicy salsa a mix of fresh vegetables, sweet pineapple and spicy jalapeño peppers. Use it on everything from tortilla chips to fish tacos.
5 from 1 vote

Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 23 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup pineapple diced from whole pineapple, see notes
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper diced
  • ¼ cup yellow pepper diced
  • ¼ cup orange pepper diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp lime juice fresh
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno diced

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the pineapple bowl, lay the pineapple on its side and carefully cut it in half using a large knife. This will create two bowls.
  • Then using a smaller knife, make a cut around the interior edge of the pineapple and slice across the middle and from top to bottom.
  • Use a metal spoon to scoop out the pineapple chunks. Discard the core.
  • Add the pineapple chunks to a medium bowl (for mixing purposes).
  • Next, chop the vegetables and add to the bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Mix in lime juice and jalapeno. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Scoop the pineapple filling into each pineapple bowl. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping. Enjoy!

Notes

If using the pineapple exterior as a bowl, it needs to be used within one day or it will begin to deteriorate. 
Nutrition values are estimated. Please verify.
Leftover salsa can be refrigerated in an airtight container and enjoyed for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 23kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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