A sweet and spicy salsa served with blue corn chips for a festive football snack. Pineapple Salsa is also delicious served over cooked fish or chicken as well as in tacos or over eggs
I love a good jarred salsa, but sometimes it’s fun to make my own. I’ve made salsa multiple times over the past five years of blogging, and I’ve got a new version today with one of my absolute favorite fruits: pineapple.
Whenever I used to go home in college, my dad would always cut up a pineapple and put it in a bag for me to take back to school. As much as I tried not to, I almost always ate the entire bag before making it back to school (which was a 3.5 hour drive).
I couldn’t help myself. Despite knowing that I’d get a few ulcers in my mouth, I didn’t care. Pineapple is so dang good, which is why I am shocked I don’t have more pineapple recipes (which happens to be the greatest gazpacho ever made).
Then the perfect opportunity opened up for me to make a pineapple salsa (remember how much I love salsa)… I’m participating with a group of bloggers to share recipes based on NFL teams. Since I’m in San Diego, I’m working with blue and yellow for the Chargers, and what better why to get those colors (naturally) in my food than with pineapple salsa served with blue corn chips?!
[There is no better way]
The salsa is sweet and spicy thanks to the jalapeño. The salty blue corn chips add a wonderful contrast, but this salsa is also delicious served over cooked chicken or fish. It’s also tasty served as a salsa for tacos.
This salsa goes with almost everything!
The salsa is a great make ahead appetizer because it gets tastier the longer it has to sit and have all the flavors commingle. Make sure you keep this in a glass or plastic container (glass preferred) because the pineapple and lime juice will negatively react with a metal or stainless bowl.
- 2 cups diced pineapple (1/2 pineapple)
- ½ cup minced sweet onion or red onion (1/2 small)
- 1¼ cup diced yellow bell pepper (1 medium)
- 2 TBSP minced jalapeño (1 small)
- 1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)
- ¼ cup lime juice (from 1 large lime)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 TBSP chopped cilantro or parsley
- Toss all the ingredients together in a glass or plastic bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Enjoy with blue corn chips or as a salsa for cooked chicken or fish or on tacos.
*Use less jalapeño for a less intense salsa
Football season is here! In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!
Red Sea Party Punch by Celebrating Family
Bird Gang Sonoran Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
GameDay Cheesecake Bars by Body Rebooted
Healthy Dirty Bird Dip by Dash of Herbs
Purple Potato Salad by The Culinary Compass
Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Parfait by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Beer Girl Cooks
Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders by The Life Jolie
Blackened Steak + Blue Cheese Nachos by Feast + West
Easy Pimiento Cheese Crackers by Family Food on the Table
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks by Honey & Birch
Italian Beef by Bread Booze Bacon
Welcome to the Jungle Cocktail by Love & Flour
Bengal Striped Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom
Polish Boy Potato Skins by A Mind Full Mom
Sweet and Salty Brownies by The Secret Ingredient Is
Cowboy Cookies by The BakerMama
Cowboy Chili by See Aimee Cook
Green Chili Pulled Pork Poutine by Cake ‘n Knife
Blue and Orange Jello Shot Gummies by Sustaining the Powers
Greek Town Loaded Potato Skins by The Mexitalian
Marbled Scotcharoos by Club Narwhal
Beer Cheese Fondue by Off the Eaten Path
Easy Beer Cheese Soup by Hello Little Home
Chicken Stack Sandwich by Around My Family Table
Bratwurst Sandwiches with Pub Mustard by What A Girl Eats
Game Day Cupcakes by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Brownie Batter Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes by Two Places at Once
Tomahawk Cooler by Mixplorology
Spicy Jalapeno Popper Cheese Dip with Real Cheese by Simplify, Live, Love
Game Day Snack Tray by Coffee Love Travel
Bacon Mac Cups by West via Midwest
South Beach Punch by 2 Cookin Mamas
Miami Mahi Mahi Sandwich by foodbyjonister
Swedish Meatball Dip with Tater Tot Dunkers by Peanut Blossom
Fruity Dessert Pizza with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze by Bucket List Tummy
New England Rum Punch by Order in the Kitchen
Crawfish Etouffee by The Speckled Palate
Cajun Crawfish Fritters with Remoulade Dipping Sauce by For the Love of Food
Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing by A Dish of Daily Life
Big Blue Cheese Steak Stromboli by Simple and Savory
Spinach & Artichoke Bites by Lauren’s Kitchen
Herb Pesto Arancini by A Little Gathering
Beluga Lentil Hummus by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Philly Cheesesteak Nachos by And She Cooks
Philly Cheesesteak Cheesecake by Nik Snacks
Game Day Cookie Cups by Me and My Pink Mixer
Primanti Style Sliders by Macheesmo
Pineapple Salsa by Living Well Kitchen
Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon by Shaws Simple Swaps
Blue Cheese Blitz Dip by Cafe Terra
Chicken Adobo Fries by Brunch-n-Bites
Game Day Candy Bark by Life’s Ambrosia
Chicken Teriyaki Pizza by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
High Seas Sour Cherry Slush by Lizzy is Dizzy
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs by Casa de Crews
Avery Williamson American Cake by Loaves & Dishes
Game Day Sriracha-Honey Nut Mix by An Oregon Cottage
Double-Stuffed Potato Skins by A Simpler Grace
Red Skin Potato Chili Nachos by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
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