Grilled Pineapple Salsa

This Grilled Pineapple Salsa is packed with sweet pineapple, spicy pepper, and juicy tomato. With just 8 ingredients, it’s quick and easy!

This Grilled Pineapple Salsa is packed with sweet pineapple, spicy pepper, and juicy tomato. With just 8 ingredients, it's quick and easy!

I started this blog as a way to break from my kitchen boredom, with the hope that I might help other people break from theirs as well. So often my dinners consisted of a what’s-in-my-fridge stir fry, with no real thought going into the the ingredient combinations. I didn’t actually know much about all the magical ingredients out there, and how can you be inspired by something you don’t even know exists?

So I started up the ingredient spotlights, which has given me, and hopefully you, insight into ingredients we might not usually buy or cook. I get inspired by fellow food bloggers, by things the tulip-man cooks up, by copious amounts of Jamie Oliver, and by travel. But I recently, discovered a really awesome new way to get inspiration, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible.

A sister book to Karen Page’s #1 bestseller, The Flavor Bible, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible provides a definitive guide to creating some bang on plant-based flavor combos. The book includes an ingredient index which gives you the quick lowdown on thousands of ingredients (seasonality, nutrition, flavor, tips), then delves into a thorough list of the best ingredients to pair it with.

Got a pineapple that’s about to go bad? Flip to the “pineapple” section of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible and you’ll find loads of inspiration. For instance, who knew pineapple pairs well with cucumbers, ricotta, or sweet potatoes? I sure didn’t! And why should we try and fail and waste out time and ingredients, when we can draw from the experiences and insights from the country’s top chefs who helped make this book possible? Answer, we shouldn’t!

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

So out of my love for this book and my hope that it can help you grow in your cooking too, I’m giving away a copy! You can submit up to 6 entries for the giveaway by following the instructions below. The contest will close at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on June 28th, 2016, then I will randomly select and announce the winner! The book can only be shipped to those with a U.S. address.

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Now let’s talk about this salsa real quick. It’s east, it’s tropical, it’s delicious. It’s free from cilantro, because the tulip-man, along with 10% of the population, despises it (genetics, y’all), but you can throw some in if you’d like (The Vegetarian Flavor Bible tells me that’d be a good combo 😉 ). If you really want to impress, you can serve it in a hollowed out pineapple. If you just want salsa ASAP, you can skip the grilling part. It’s a flexible and forgiving salsa, and I think you’re going to love it.

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Grilled Pineapple Salsa
5 from 6 votes

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

This Grilled Pineapple Salsa is packed with sweet pineapple, spicy pepper, and juicy tomatoes. And with only eight ingredients, you’ll have this delicious pineapple salsa ready in no time.
Course Appetizers, Dips, Sauces, and Salsas, Snacks
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Cinco de Mayo, Game Day
Time 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 32 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn


  • 2 cups peeled and cored pineapple rings about 10 rings
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded
  • 1 small red onion 190 g, halved
  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin


  1. Light up the grill (or a panini grill) and cook the pineapple, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno over medium/high heat until slightly charred, 5 to 10 minutes. (Can skip this step if in a crunch for time)

  2. For chunky salsa, roughly chop all fruits and veggies and toss with seasoning. For less chunky salsa, throw everything in a food processor and blitz a few times until it reaches a consistency to your liking.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Again, you can skip this step if needed)


For major yums, add this salsa to these Crispy Baked Avocado Tacos!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cups)
Calories 32 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 8.6g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Protein 0.2g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments (27)

  1. Jagruti says:

    just the other day we had pineapple and avocado salasa, grilling pineapple sounds good too..will try sometime 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Oooh yum with avocado would also be so tasty! Grilling takes away a bit of the acidity, you should definitely give it a go!

  2. Anytime you’re grilling fruit! Delish!

  3. Love pineapple salsa and that look so great served in the pineapple. Cant wait to try this….

  4. I just made a peach salsa last night and this looks wonderful too! Great flavors and I love how you scooped out the pineapple for a serving bowl.

    1. Sarah says:

      Oh peach salsa, yum! With peach season right around the corner I may have to try that too!

  5. This is our favourite salsa to me. It goes really well with chipotle chicken tacos.

    1. Sarah says:

      I bet! I served it on these Avocado Tacos but I think it’d just go well on any taco 🙂

  6. I am about to write and article for MODE.com on fruity summer salsas. This one is definitely going to make the cut. I will let you know when it posts!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Heather! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  7. Emily says:

    This salsa recipe looks amazing! I love the presentation in the hallowed out pineapple too, perfect for summer entertaining!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Emily! I couldn’t decide if it would be cheesy or not in the pineapple, but I’m thinking you’re so right, it would be perfect for entertaining! 🙂

  8. Kristen says:

    i absolutely love pineapple salsa and I love that you served it in a pineapple! Looks soo delicious and fresh! And thanks for such a fun giveaway, I cannot wait to read this! 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Kristen! I hope you’ll try it out! 🙂

  9. candy says:

    Grilling pineapple is the best made into salsa is a great idea.

  10. adriana says:

    Oh my god this looks sooo good! I need to try this, it looks perfect for summer!

  11. You make this look amazing! I must try this!

  12. Maggie says:

    This is my kind of salsa. Love grilled pineapple!

  13. Adaleta says:

    This looks absolutely scrumptious! Grilled PINEAPPLE? YAS GIRL YAS! xx Adaleta Avdic

  14. ABSOLUTELY going to try out this recipe! Maybe even this weekend. It looks so good and your pictures of the process are adorable – I love it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sarah says:

      Happy to hear, Elaine! Let me know how it goes! 🙂 And thanks so much for stopping by

  15. Yum! This looks delicious, and I love how you stuffed it back into the pineapple.

  16. Ashley says:

    Yum! I love fruit salsa, but I’ve never had a grilled fruit salsa. Can’t wait to try this!

  17. Angie says:

    Oh my goodness, that salsa is to die for! Your photos are SO pretty too.

  18. Linda Briggs says:

    Sarah-Marissa made 4(half’s) this past weekend for a big party! She froze the pineapple half’s to keep the salsa cool for the long haul. It was perfect and lots of compliments! Thanks you.

    1. Sarah says:

      That’s such a good idea!! Happy to hear it was a hit!! 😀

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