Fresh and Festive Pineapple Salsa
I'm typically not a fan of fruit-based salsas. Every time I eat them I think, how dare healthy vitamins and minerals get in the way of my salty tortilla chip. But this pineapple salsa recipe may have changed my mind. Not just because of how it tastes, but how it's presented. Being able to serve the salsa in an actual pineapple not only shows how fresh it is, but it makes you as the party host look pretty creative. "Welcome to my home. Would you like to dip your chip in my elegant and festive pineapple boat?" Eat your heart out, Martha Stewart.
Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Prep Time: 15 mins | Makes: 2 1/2 cups
Ingredients + Tools:
- Whole pineapple
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- 1 cup diced peppers any combination of red, orange, yellow or green peppers
- 1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 2-4 tablespoons lime juice about 2 limes or use bottled lime juice
- Salt and Pepper
- Optional: 1 tablespoons diced jalapeños
- Large bowl
- Sharp knife
To make the pineapple bowl/boat (whatever you want to call it), cut about 1/3 of the pineapple off. Make sure you leave the stem attached to the larger piece of the pineapple to make it more ya know, pineapple-y.
Make a cut around the outer edge of the pineapple and make cuts across the middle too. Slowly cut large chunks of the fruit out. I won't lie, this part was kind of difficult and I found myself clawing the pineapple out. If this happens to you, I highly recommend not doing it my caveman way but instead using a large spoon. You don't want it so shredded that it's more pureed than diced.
Pour the extra juice out of the pineapple so that it's empty. Look at your cute little pineapple boat!
Dice enough of the pineapple chunks to make about a cup of diced pineapple to be used for the salsa and save the rest for something else. A pineapple margarita, perhaps? #tequila
- Dice the tomatoes and peppers. Mince the onion and chop the cilantro.
In a small bowl, mix everything together.
Transfer the salsa to the pineapple boat for serving. Do you not feel like you can conquer anything right now?