Whenever I make tacos, I try to include at least one salsa in the condiments and I often like to experiment with different kinds of salsas. For the last few weeks I have had this idea for some pork tacos in my head and I was thinking that a sweet and tangy pineapple salsa would be a great choice as it would help cut through the fatty pork. Despite the fact that grilling season is over I was dead set on grilling the pineapple for the salsa to as grilling it would caramelize it and bring out even more of its natural sweetness. Luckily, my trusty grill pan came to the rescue and I was able to defy the dark and gloomy weather that we have been having lately. After the grilled pineapple I kept the salsa fairly simple going with the pretty standard jalapeno peppers for heat, onions for bite, and cilantro and lime juice for extra freshness.
Grilled Pineapple Salsa
A sweet and tangy pineapple salsa where the pineapple is grilled to soften it and bring out its natural sweetness.
- 1/2 pineapple, Peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno chili pepper, finely diced
- 1 lime, juice and zest
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- salt to taste
- Heat your grill (pan) over medium-high heat.
- Lightly brush the pineapple slices with oil and grill for 2 minutes on each side.
- Dice the pineapple and mix all of the ingredients.
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this looks delicious – must be fresh pineapple!
Linda Harding says
Oh wow, I love salsa – and pineapples are in season at the moment in South Africa! I imagine that this salsa would also work well with grilled fish?
Linda Harding: This salsa would work very well with grilled fish!
Molto buono, le tue ricette sono sempre originali.
Poornima Nair says
Thats one delicious Salsa, looks so vibrant!
oh i LOVe pineapple this salad is rockin!
I made this to go with a shredded pork recipe I tried last week. It's amazing, and I've told everyone I know that they have to try this! Thank you!
Anita D'Souza says
I've got 3 fresh pineapples and my bf's parents coming to visit this weekend – sounds like a go-to recipe! Thanks so much for this!
I've been making this salsa for yrs and it's fabulous on fish tacos, we luv to use the blugills we catch in the summer 🙂
I love love love your blog. I can’t tell you how many of your recipes I have made and loved. The brevity and simplicity of the recipes is perfect so I am almost reluctant to ask this, but I often wonder if I could make something in advance, or how long it will last in the fridge…like the salsa here.. just mentioning in case you are looking to switch things up a bit. 🙂 Thanks for everything!!
Thanks! I’m glad that you have been enjoying my recipes! Adding more storage info info is a great idea! This salsa will last for a few days in the fridge and it should be finished relative quickly rather than storing for a longer time.