Monday, March 16, 2015

The BEST Pineapple Salsa

The BEST Pineapple Salsa - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Sweet bits of pineapple and a spicy jalapeño combine to make this salsa one of my newest favorite condiments. If you've been reading this blog for very long you already know that there are not a lot of things I label "the best". This salsa is well qualified for that title.

There is a Mexican restaurant in my city that serves a pineapple salsa that I have enjoyed for a while now. I have no idea why it took me so long to try making my own, but a sale on pineapples finally pushed me to try. What was I waiting for? This salsa absolutely smokes my former favorite.

I ate this three days in a row and I am not even going to pretend that I shared more than a taste or two with my family. They all liked it, but I lucked out and was able to hide it away. I am making more of this today and will have to share this time. I promised. My oldest son was not happy that the first batch "disappeared" so quickly!

Updated to add: Over the past two years, this has become one of the most frequently requested salsas / snacks / appetizers that we make for family and friends. It doesn't matter how much of it I prepare, it disappears in a flash every time.

The BEST Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa
Yield: about 3 cups
(printable recipe)

1 small pineapple, peeled cored and very finely diced, about 2 1/2 cups
1 large jalapeno, seeded and finely minced, about 2 tablespoons, add more for a spicier bite
1 small lime, juiced, about 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 handful cilantro (leaves only), finely chopped, about 2 tablespoons
3 green onions, very thinly sliced, about 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Cover with lid or transfer to an airtight container. Chill until ready to serve. This will keep well in the refrigerator for about a week. Enjoy!

Sweet bits of pineapple and a spicy jalapeño combine to make this the BEST Pineapple Salsa! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

{originally posted 4-30-13 - recipe notes and photos updated 3-15-15}

ONE YEAR AGO: Summer Berry Pecan Salad
TWO YEARS AGO: Beef and Black Bean Stuffed Baked Potatoes
THREE YEARS AGO: Strawberry Date Shake

11 comments:

  1. I saw some pineapples at the store last week, and almost bought one, NOW I hope they are still there this weekend!

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  2. Ooohhh.. this is how I make my spicy pineapple salsa! Or at least all the same ingredients :) I've tried to add things and substitute things, but it's good just the way that it is!!

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  3. Oh man this looks good to me. I love the colors, and that jalapeno in there. I would love this on fish and in fish tacos.

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  4. The salsa looks good. I love pineapples.

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  5. I just love that combination. So bright and fresh. Lovely!

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  6. This would be awesome on some seared halibut or scallops!

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  7. The sweet pineapple must be fantastic with the peppers and tart lime. Gosh it sounds wonderful and could be served with or on anything. I see you've been very busy cooking up some beautiful dishes!

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    1. My daughter and I want to try this so badly! It's only taken me two years to print the recipe but I'm going to give it a go. Lovely photos - I think about going back and reposting some great recipes that have awful photos - have a lovely day!

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  8. Simple, delicious, love it! Pinned :)

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