This fresh pineapple and cilantro salsa is a delicious blend of savory and sweet! It’s perfect for a cookout or picnic!
This past weekend, I thought it would be fun to pack a picnic and take my kids to a nearby pond. As an added bonus, this pond I had in mind has a ton of ducks and geese, and I knew they would love feeding them once we were done with our lunch.
I also thought it would be a great excuse to make one of my newest favorite dips – an easy pineapple and cilantro salsa!
Fresh Pineapple & Cilantro Salsa Recipe
I love this fresh pineapple and cilantro salsa because it is made with colorful produce and packs a ton of well-balanced flavor. This dip is a favorite at summer cookout, but it’s also easy enough to put together for a family picnic, if you have 10 minutes to spare.
You start with a fresh pineapple, removing the crown and stem. Cut the pineapple in quarters, then slice off the core. The final step is to cut away the skin, which will leave you juicy, delicious pineapple.
The whole process may sound difficult, if you’ve never cut up a pineapple before, but it only takes 2 or 3 minutes. Once you have your fresh pineapple, cut it into small tidbit-sized pieces, and add it to a bowl.
Next you’ll quarter 2 Roma tomatoes, scoop out the seeds, and dice into cubes the same size as the pineapple.
Grab a jalapeno, remove the stem, and cut in half. Remove the seeds, and dice into small pieces. Dice a couple of green onions, mince a garlic clove, and chop up some fresh cilantro. These aromatic additions join the rest of the produce in the bowl.
The final step is to season the fresh pineapple salsa with ground cumin, coriander (optional), and salt, then stir the amazing flavors together.
This fresh pineapple salsa gets better as it marinates, so you can definitely make this a day ahead of time!
The perfect companion
If you’re wondering what to pair with this salsa, I would recommend tortilla chips or crackers. The salsa is also great piled onto a grilled chicken breasts!
Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Salsa
A fresh and easy salsa featuring pineapple, roma tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro
- 1 pineapple
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 1 jalapeno
- 2 green onions
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tbsp cilantro leaves fresh
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- salt to taste
Remove the crown and stem from the pineapple, cut the pineapple in quarters, and cut away the core. Remove the skin, then dice fresh pineapple into tidbit sizes.
Quarter tomatoes and scoop out seeds. Cut tomatoes into cubes the same size as the pineapples.
Remove the stem from the jalapeno, and remove the seeds. Cut into small pieces. Dice green onions, mince garlic, and quickly chop cilantro leaves.
Add diced pineapples, tomatoes, jalapenos, green onions, garlic and cilantro leaves to a bowl, and season with olive oil, cumin, coriander and salt. Stir to mix, and enjoy!
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