Enjoy the sweet flavors of the tropics with this homemade delicious Pineapple Pico de Gallo. Eat it with chips, on tacos or spoon it over your favorite grilled seafood or chicken.
I love the sweet, syrupy taste of pineapple because it reminds me of our vacations to the Caribbean. The blue water, the warm temperatures and the exotic fruit.
We’ve tried guava, soursop, kiwi, jackfruit and ackee. Of course our favorite is the pineapple.
You can create a unique and delicious tasting salsa using pineapple as the main ingredient.
Pico de gallo is simply a chunkier salsa. It’s fresh and uncooked. It does take a bit of time chopping all the ingredients but it’s a labor of love that is worth it.
The sweet heat and crunch from the sweet and spicy peppers and onion offer a delicious contrast to the sweet, juicy pineapple.
I followed a standard list of ingredients for fresh pico de gallo – red onion, sweet bell pepper, jalapeño and fresh squeezed lime juice. I added in juicy sweet pineapple and fresh cilantro.
Chopped tomato and sweet crunchy corn would also be delicious ingredients in this pico de gallo.
Delicious ways to eat your pico de gallo
- Serve it over fresh grilled fish or chicken.
- Serve it on your favorite pork tacos.
- Serving alongside your favorite tortilla chips.
- Use it as the base for your favorite ceviche recipe.
How to select the freshest pineapple
- Check the color of the leaves. Choose a golden pineapple with healthy, green leaves.
- Smell the stem end of the pineapple for sweetness. If it has no scent it’s probably not ripe. Avoid a pineapple that is all green or all brown.
- Give it a squeeze. The pineapple should be firm yet give slightly when you press on it.
- The pineapple should be heavy. A heavy pineapple means a juicier pineapple.
- Refrigerate your pineapple whether you cut it right away or not.
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Pineapple Pico de Gallo – Fresh Salsa
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
- 1 sweet bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 sweet red onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
- Fresh pepper
- Add the pineapple, onion and peppers to a bowl and mix to incorporate. Add pepper to taste, squeeze in the lime and stir in the cilantro. Serve over tacos or with chips.
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