This simple recipe for pineapple salsa brings a perfect element of freshness to your taste buds as we inch closer to the sweet summertime!
The beaches in Alabama opened up to the public for the first time since quarantine began on Thursday of this past week. Seeing all of the live footage of the shore has really been tempting me to get my family out of the house and take them all on a much needed retreat, but brain has been telling me that now is really not the time. This season of “rest” isn’t one that I ever wanted, but I do believe that it’s needed in order to keep my family as safe and healthy as possible. We’ll miss the beach this month for sure, but can hopefully embrace it with open arms (and 6 feet away from others) sometime this summer!
And since a beach trip cannot happen for us right away, I’ve been daydreaming of some of my favorite summery dish to make to help us ring in the summer season that is inching closer and closer. My husband and I have started a garden this season to hopefully keep a bountiful supply of fresh tomatoes, herbs and a few other veggies on hand throughout the summer. As we were transplanting our tomatoes yesterday, I was reminded of this insanely good pineapple salsa that I shared with you guys a few years back as part of another recipe. (You can find it in my Spicy Smoked Sausage and Pineapple Salsa Nachos here.)
Nothing says summertime like cutting into and sinking your teeth into a fresh pineapple. Making a pineapple salsa is really simple – and there’s NO cooking involved! To make the salsa, first cut the pineapple in half and slice the meat of the fruit into square chunks.
Hollow out and remove the pineapple from each half the best that you can. Dice the pineapple into small chunks and place in a strainer to drain a good bit of the excess juices. Next, dice half of a purple onion, 1 jalapeno pepper, 3 small/medium tomatoes and chop up a handful of fresh cilantro. Mince three cloves of garlic, add the juice from 1/2 of a lime and combine all ingredients in a bowl and allow to chill together for about half an hour so the flavors will meld nicely.
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’re ready to get started!
- 1 fresh pineapple halved
- ½ purple/red onion diced
- 3 small/medium sized tomatoes diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
- 1 large handful of cilantro chopped
- Juice of ½ lime
- Slice pineapple in half and cut the insides into square sections and place them into a bowl, reserve hollowed half of pineapple to use as a bowl for the salsa if desired
- Dice the chunks of pineapple into smaller pieces and place in a strainer to remove excess water
- Dice onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro and mince garlic
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and allow to set in refrigerator for half an hour or more so flavors combine nicely
- Serve with chips and enjoy!
And if you’re looking for another way to enjoy all of this sweet pineapple-y goodness, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these nachos pictured above and below!
You can find my recipe for these Spicy Smoked Sausage & Pineapple Nachos HERE!
So tell me – are you breaking out of quarantine this summer to enjoy a summertime vacation, or will you be living it up at home to try and help slow the spread? What are some of your favorite summer foods to enjoy now that the weather is warming up? Leave a comment below and share the love!