The only thing better than chips and salsa is adding some fresh pineapple and you’ve practically got a meal! Here’s a fast and fresh pineapple salsa recipe that’s perfect for hot summer evenings.
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
If I could only have one food for the rest of my life, it would be chips & salsa. I count that as one because they always go together.
Once I started adding pineapple to my salsa, I decided this was a whole meal and will eat the whole thing for dinner. Nothing else. It’s that good!
It’s an extremely healthy
dinner snack as long as you go light on the chips or choose whole wheat pita chips. Or use it as a topping on the breakfast quiche!
Adding pineapple makes the salsa sweet. For this reason, if you normally add a pinch of sugar to your salsa, it won’t be needed with the pineapple.
Ingredients for Fresh Pineapple Salsa
- 4 Roma Tomatoes
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
- ½ red onion
- ½ TBS minced garlic
- ½ finely chopped jalapeno – remove seeds if you do not want it spicy
- ½ whole pineapple, roughly chopped
- Juice of 1 lime – or 5 drops of Lime Essential oil (I love substituting lime essential oil for the lime juice. It’s the real deal and doesn’t take very much!)
- 1 tsp of vinegar
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Throw it all together in your food processor. Pulse until it becomes the consistency you like. Then dig in!
Pineapple – Mango Salsa Alternative
To mix things up, you can make pineapple mango salsa. Peel and slice a mango and throw it in the food processor with the other ingredients.
Note on the Pineapple:
To make the coring of the pineapple a snap, I use this handy dandy pineapple corer. Rarely does it leave any flesh inside, just some juice that I happily drink right out of the pineapple! You can get all the fruit out of the pineapple in a just a few seconds. I won’t cut pineapple without it now.
Food Processor for Salsa Making
I highly recommend a good food processor when making salsa. Otherwise, the chopping becomes so mundane and you never quite get the right consistency. For making large batches of salsa I use my Cuisinart food processor. It’s nice because I can throw it all in there just turn it on.
If you have a smaller food processor or if you’re using a food chopper, you may have to work in batches and combine it all in the bowl at the end. If that’s the case then just wait until then to add the salt, pepper, and vinegar. Then taste test. I use my smaller one with no issues.