Super easy, tasty, pineapple pico de gallo. Full of crunch, spice and sweet notes from chopped pineapple. Perfect for tacos!
Why Make Pineapple Pico De Gallo
This pico de gallo is so simple to whip up for tacos or for parties. It works as a dip, or topping to anything spicy. It pairs great with fish, shrimp or chicken. This pico de gallo gets better as it sits in the fridge so making it ahead of time is great, hello meal prep friendly salsa! Also try my Mango Pico De Gallo. You will love this spicy, sweet pico on so many meals.
What Is Pico De Gallo
Pico de gallo, also called "salsa fresca," is a type of salsa commonly used in Mexican inspired cuisine. It is traditionally made from chopped tomatoes, onion, and peppers, with salt, lime juice, and cilantro. Super fresh and easy with bold flavors!
Pineapple. Use fresh cut or canned pineapple depending on the tie of year, I use both when I need to. Fresh cut is always best and offers the best nutrition and flavor.
Jalapeño. Fresh jalapeño adds color, spice and crunch.
Tomatoes. I usually use roma tomatoes for this recipe, but any tomatoes of choice will work.
Cilantro. This adds flavor and colors.
Red Onion. Adds a peppery strong onion flavor and beautiful color to the fresh pico de gallo.
Lime. Lime juice is what brings everything together. Fresh lime is the best to use.
Oil. Neutral olive oil which adds a little flavor and brings the juices together.
Seasoning. Salt and cayenne pepper. The cayenne adds some extra heat and the salt marries the flavors together and brings out the sweetness in the pineapple.
Pineapple. You can use mango or peach in place of the pineapple if needed. Use fresh or canned pineapple depending on if pineapple is in season.
Jalapeño. If you are very sensitive to spice, you can use bell pepper in place if needed.
Steps To Make This Recipe
Step One. Finely chop the pineapple, jalapeño, red onion, tomato, cilantro and add to a large bowl. Add in seasoning, lime juice and mix well. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes and serve as is for a dip or over Blackened Salmon Tacos.
FAQ's & Tips
No, it's not overly spicy, I would say it's medium spice. You can make it less or more spicy with the jalapeño and cayenne pepper.
Eat this pineapple pico de gallo with tacos, chicken, fish, shrimp or just dip tortilla chips right into it and enjoy.
Make Ahead & Storage Tips
This recipe can easily be made ahead of time, in fact I suggest it. As it marinates in the juices, it gets more flavorful. This makes for a great dish to make ahead before guests arrive or for meal prep!
Other Side Dishes To Enjoy
Pineapple Pico De Gallo
- sharp knife
- cutting board
- 1¼ cup pineapple, chopped *see notes
- ⅓ cup red onion, chopped 1 small onion
- 1 cup roma tomatoes, chopped about 3 roma tomatoes
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 2 Jalapeños
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp sea salt more to taste
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp lime juice about 2 limes
- Finely chop the pineapple, jalapeño, red onion, tomato, cilantro and add to a large bowl. Add in seasoning, lime juice, oil and mix well. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes and serve as is for a dip or over Blackened Salmon Tacos.