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A refreshing homemade salsa made with just a few ingredients, try this easy pineapple pico de gallo perfect for snacking and a light delicious treat that you can enjoy solo or for gatherings.

pineapple salsa with corn chip on top

With just a handful of ingredients, you can make this salsa in less than 30 minutes. Use canned pineapples or fresh fruit if you can get them.

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ORIGIN OF RECIPE

While pico de gallo is a  famous Mexican salsa it is widely popular and enjoyed around the globe. The perfect snack for Cinco de Mayo and any occasion too.

The original recipe has tomato, onion and serrano peppers but it has evolved with the addition of other ingredients and substitutes.

While the original recipe didn’t have pineapples, adding it gives additional flavor and taste. 

Before jumping to the recipe card have you tried making Thai Pineapple Fried Rice?

Quick to make Pineapple Pico de Gallo

collage of pico de gallo salsa

SALSA INGREDIENTS 

  • 567g pineapple in a can or about 3 cups pineapples – you can also use fresh pineapples chop into cubes
  • 1 red onion – chopped into small cubes
  • ½ cup parsley – I use this instead of cilantro
  • 1 green bell pepper –  use any color you like
  • 6  tomatoes – I use regular globe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon pineapple juice – optional
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt -use any salt you have
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

SUBSTITUTIONS

You may be surprised that this pineapple pico de gallo has different ingredients to a regular salsa that we know, I have to substitute due to limited resources in the market.

Jalapenos or Serrano peppers to replace the bell peppers and to add spice.

Cilantro instead of parsley for a stronger flavor that it gives.

Lime juice or lemon juice instead of pineapple juice.

White onion if you find red onion stronger for your taste.

EASY STEPS

If using canned pineapples remove them from the can chop them into cubes or slice them into small pieces and save the juice for later.

tomato, bell pepper, parsley, pineapple, onion
pineapple salsa in a bowl with bamboo spoon

Chop the remaining ingredients and combine them all together in a medium-size bowl.

Add salt and pepper according to your taste.

Keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

RECIPE NOTES

  • If you prefer fresh pineapple which can be sour you may add a teaspoon of sugar.
  • This recipe can last for up to 5 days if kept in the fridge.

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Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Jeannie
Easy to make Pineapple Pico de Gallo, rich in flavor and taste and healthy too. It's cheaper than store-bought salsa. It's a delicious salsa you can make.
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 82 kcal

Equipment

  • chopping board
  • knife
  • Air tight glass container or glass jar

Ingredients Needed
  

  • 567 g pineapple or 3 cups chopped pineapples
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ cup parsley (use cilantro)
  • 1 green bell pepper (use any color)
  • 6 tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 tablespoon pineapple juice (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Chop ingredients into smaller pieces (onion, bell pepper, tomatoes ad pineapple).
  • Using scissors cut parsley into smaller pieces.
  • Combine all and add pineapple juice or lemon juice.
  • Mix and add pepper and salt to taste.
  • Keep in the fridge for atleast 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • If you prefer fresh pineapple which can be sour you may add a teaspoon of sugar.
  • This recipe can last for up to 5 days if kept in the fridge

NUTRITION DETAILS

This pineapple pico de gallo has approximately 82 calories per serving. Total Fat 0.5g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 45mg | Total Carbohydrate 19.9g | Dietary Fiber 3.5g | Total Sugars 13.7g | Protein 2.1g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 37mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 481mg
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only. 
 
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Get To Know The Benefits

Pineapple is loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C, B6 and Manganese. It is a good source of antioxidants and can help reduce the risk of cancers.

Bell pepper or capsicum is a cruciferous vegetable and a good source of vitamins C, A, B6 and Folate. It is good for anaemia prevention and also has antioxidant properties.

Parsley helps with bloating and blood pressure and also works as a natural diuretic. It has vitamin A and is good for our eyes.

Tomatoes good source of vitamin C, folate, potassium and vitamin K. They can help lower LDL thanks to lycopene and are also good for our skin.

(source: Healthline, WebMD)

NUTRITION

This pineapple pico de gallo has approximately 82 calories per serving. Total Fat 0.5g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 45mg | Total Carbohydrate 19.9g | Dietary Fiber 3.5g | Total Sugars 13.7g | Protein 2.1g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 37mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 481mg.

Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only. 

 

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35 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This pineapple pico de gallo is out of this world. Simply delicious! We love serving it on top of grilled shrimp and chicken.

  2. 5 stars
    What a fresh and brilliant idea! Never tried pineapple salsa before. I must say it was tasty and easy to make, thanks!

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