Pineapple Tomato Salsa


Fresh pineapple tomato salsa! Great with fish tacos or grilled steak.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 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.


  • 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 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed


Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

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Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Pat

    this salsa can it be processed by canning the finish product

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  2. Daryl

    I make this but put it on a low heat in a pot for about 20 minutes then put it in the fridge over night for the next day. Usually have it with jerk chicken on a salt and pepper baguette with lettuce. Great summer sandwich.

  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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