Pineapple Tomato Salsa

A few weeks ago I got together with Garrett to roast some chile peppers and make some coconut pineapple cupcakes. We had loads of extra pineapple, and all the other ingredients for a great salsa, so naturally we put them all together, and voilá! A great combination. Use the tomato pineapple salsa with fish tacos, or over grilled steak or pork, or even wrapped up in a heated flour tortilla with a few slices of avocado.

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Pineapple Tomato Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped fresh plum tomato (about 2 plum tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 Anaheim chile, roasted, seeds, stem, and veins removed, chopped OR 1 fresh serrano chile, seeds and stem removed, chopped*
  • Juice of one or two fresh limes (2-3 Tbsp, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed

Method

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

Makes approximately 3 cups.

* Take care when handling hot chile peppers. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water after handling them. Avoid touching your eyes.

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17 Comments

  1. rhiannon

    I make a pineapple tomato salsa. I prefer very mild salsa, so I don’t put any chilies, just a bit of cayenne powder. I also add some red and green bell peppers.

  2. Jerry

    This looks fabulous! I wish, Oh how I wish, that my wife wasn’t allergic to pineapple!

  3. Sarah

    This is what summer is all about!

  4. Anonymous

    I love fruit salsas!

    Jerry- If your wife is allergic to pineapple, try using oranges, peaches or mangoes in place of. They are excellent substitutions. Each has it’s own “zing”. Yum.

  5. Beth

    Jerry, I am allergic to fresh pineapple as well. Maybe canned (gasp) would be an okay substitute?

  6. Candy Schultz

    Oh wow does that look scrumptious. Another one I can’t wait to try.

  7. PamC.

    Cantalope is another good substitute- a nice ripe, juicy one. This salsa looks yum.

  8. Steve E.

    Cantaloupe and lime is beautiful together. Not just salsa…for a delicious summer treat, slice cantaloupe wedges, spread them out on a plate, squeeze fresh lime juice on top as well as a little sea salt to bring out the flavors. Num!

  9. colette

    Mango is a very common fruit for the sweet/spicy combo–I wouldn’t do canned pineapple you’ll lose that special freshness! Tomato is a technically a fruit–google that sometime Jeff! (o: Oh sounds delish and so summery

  10. Debby

    Mango would be another great substitution. I make it all the time, and, it’s loved by all of my friends.

  11. Christina at Ramble Magazine

    Oh, the salsa looks and sounds fantastic. Fresh with a sting for the summer BBQ’s. Can’t wait to try it.

  12. Abby

    Yum! I’ll have to try this. Peach salsa is one of my faves – served with blue tortilla chips (bc they just look so pretty together!) I’ll have to add pineapple salsa to my repertoire. Salsa is such a great food – healthy, delicious and versatile!

  13. Nancy

    Another great salsa to eat with my blue chips. Looks like Abby and I think alike. Also would be good in/on a salad instead of calorie laden dressing.

  14. Canajun Gurl

    I can’t wait to try this one! My favorite pizza has bacon, green pepper and pineapple. The sweet pineapple compliments tomato and peppers wonderfully. I think I’ll try this as a garnish for smoked sausage on the BBQ!

  15. Natanya

    My local market makes a great pineapple salsa similar to this one and it’s fantastic. Like Jeff I wasn’t quite sure of the combination of pineapples and tomatoes, but after one taste test, I was hooked. I’ll be trying this recipe next time I’m in the mood for a sweet salsa. Something about the prep work for a good salsa is very relaxing. It’s probably the rhythm of the chopping.

    I recently grilled up a whole mess of quesadillas stuffed with Hatch chiles and queso fresca and served them with the pineapple salsa. The combination of the tortillas crisp from the grill, the stringy cheese, the smoked chiles, and the sweet salsa was quite a hit.

  16. sherri

    This is the perfect summer food. I’ve been making this pineapple tomato salsa recipe for family, friends, and co-workers since it was put up here. It’s always a huge hit. I think it tastes incredible as written, and could eat a big bowl of it all by itself. One of my friends added mango with the pineapple and she said it was really good too.

  17. Liz

    This salsa looks amazing. We’re having a chip and dip cook off at work and after my humiliating tug-of-war defeat, I’m thinking this will land me a much needed victory. Thanks!

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