Pineapple Corn Salsa



I’m thrilled to share my delicious homemade pineapple corn salsa recipe with you! Inspired by the vibrant flavors of tropical fruits and the zestiness of traditional salsa, I’ve crafted the ultimate pineapple salsa.

To create this salsa, I’ve combined the sweetness of ripe pineapple with the crispness of corn kernels, infusing the dish with a burst of summer goodness. Alongside these star ingredients, I’ve added red bell peppers, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro ensuring a perfect balance of flavors and textures in every bite.

What truly sets this pineapple corn salsa apart is its versatility. Whether you’re grilling up some juicy meats, assembling tacos, grilling fish, or simply dipping into it with crunchy tortilla chips, this salsa adds so much flavor to any dish. So go ahead, and whip up a batch of this irresistible pineapple corn salsa!

Why You Will Love Corn and Pineapple Salsa

  • It is an incredible combination of fresh flavors.
  • The pineapple adds a natural sweetness to the salsa.
  • This salsa is colorful and vibrant!
  • The flavors of pineapple and corn complement each other.
  • The juicy pineapple and sweet corn create a refreshing salsa.
  • This salsa is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
  • It is easy to make and you mix the ingredients in one bowl.
  • This pineapple corn salsa is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed with chips or as an addition to tacos or grilled meat.

What Is Pineapple Corn Salsa?

This pineapple corn salsa is a delicious variation of pineapple salsa with the addition of corn. The corn adds delicious flavor and a touch of sweetness to the salsa. This pineapple corn salsa also contains red bell pepper, cilantro, red onion, jalapeño, and fresh lime juice.

Pineapple Corn Salsa Ingredients

Ingredients for pineapple corn salsa
  • Pineapple: Cut a pineapple into small even-sized pieces for this salsa.
  • Corn: Use fresh, frozen, or rinsed and drained canned corn.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Chop red bell pepper for this salsa. Remove the seeds and ribs.
  • Cilantro: Finely chop fresh cilantro. Remove the stems and only chop the leaves.
  • Onion: Add finely diced red onion.
  • Jalapeño Pepper: Remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeño and finely dice it.
  • Lime: Freshly squeeze the lime juice from a lime to use in this salsa.
  • Salt: Add a small amount of salt to bring out all the flavors.

How To Cut A Pineapple

For this recipe, cut a pineapple into small pieces. First, cut off the crown of the pineapple. Then, slice the bottom of the pineapple to create a stable base. From there, cut down the sides to remove all the skin. After that, slice down the pineapple, avoiding the core. Then, cut the pineapple into even-sized small pieces for this salsa.

How To Make Pineapple Corn Salsa

Step 1: Chop the pineapple into small pieces. Also, dice the red bell pepper, chop the fresh cilantro, and finely dice the red onion. Then, remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeño and finely dice it.

Step 2: Add the chopped pineapple, corn, chopped red bell pepper, chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onion, finely diced jalapeño, salt, and freshly squeezed lime juice to a large bowl.

Pineapple corn salsa ingredients in bowl

Step 3: Thoroughly mix the ingredients and enjoy.

Corn and pineapple salsa in a bowl

What To Serve With Pineapple Corn Salsa

There are so many delicious ways to serve this salsa. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Add It To Tacos: Add this fresh salsa to tacos for a burst of flavor. We love adding it to fish tacos.
  • Tortilla Chips: Serve this salsa in a bowl as a delicious appetizer with tortilla chips or your favorite dipping chips.
  • Fish: Add some of this pineapple corn salsa to grilled fish, such as cod, salmon, or halibut. Or, serve it with grilled shrimp or cooked scallops.
  • Grilled Meat: This salsa can be served as a topping for grilled meats like chicken or pork.
  • Burritos: This salsa makes a great addition to burritos.
  • Burgers: Add a scoop of this pineapple salsa to burgers!
  • Bowls: Add this salsa to burrito bowls with rice, veggies, and a cooked protein of your choice.
  • Salads: Add some pineapple corn salsa to salads for fresh flavor.
Pineapple corn salsa on fish tacos

Expert Tips

  • Evenly Chop The Ingredients: Chop the ingredients as finely and evenly as possible to evenly distribute all the flavors throughout the salsa. I like to use this chopper to chop the ingredients.
  • Thoroughly Mix: Toss all the ingredients in the bowl until the salsa is well combined.
  • Corn To Use: You can grill fresh corn on the cob and slice it to use in this salsa. Or, use frozen corn, roasted frozen corn, or rinsed and drained canned corn. Whatever corn you have on hand will work in this recipe. We kept it simple and used frozen corn.
  • How To Pick A Pineapple: Choosing a ripe pineapple is key to having a juicy and sweet flavor in this salsa. When picking a pineapple look for one that is golden and yellow, and avoid those that are green or brown. Additionally, ripe pineapples will have a sweet and fragrant smell. Also, the pineapple should be slightly soft when pressed, but mostly firm. Avoid pineapples that are too soft or mushy as they may be overly ripe.
  • Use Ripe Pineapple: Choose a ripe pineapple to use for this salsa.
  • Chill The Salsa: You can chill the salsa in the fridge for a few hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover corn pineapple salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. It is best enjoyed after making it or the next day for the best flavor. Also, before serving leftover salsa, stir it to redistribute the flavors and juices.

Pineapple Corn Salsa Variations

  • Use Frozen Pineapple: This recipe is best with fresh pineapple, but if you don’t have any you can use frozen pineapple. Just let it defrost and chop it into small bite-sized pieces.
  • Make More Pineapple Salsa: If you need more pineapple corn salsa, double this recipe to make more. However, keep in mind that it is best enjoyed fresh.
  • Red Onion Substitution: You can use sliced green onions or diced sweet onion as a substitute for red onion.
  • Add Some Spice: The spice level of this salsa is mild. Add more diced jalapeño or some jalapeño seeds for a kick of heat.
  • Season To Taste: You can add salt to taste in this salsa. However, avoid adding too much salt. We found that 1/4 teaspoon of salt was the perfect amount to enhance the flavors.
  • Grill The Ingredients: To add even more flavor to this salsa, you can grill the pineapple and corn.
  • Optional Additions: This pineapple corn salsa is balanced as is. If you would like to add more to this salsa, consider some chopped avocado for creaminess, chopped Roma tomatoes, or some rinsed and drained black beans.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Pineapple Corn Salsa Last?

This pineapple corn salsa is best enjoyed fresh, but leftovers will last 2-3 days when stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

Can I Make Corn and Pineapple Salsa Ahead Of Time?

It is best to make this salsa when you are going to enjoy it or a few hours ahead of time. It is best enjoyed fresh after making it or once it has been chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours.

Does The Pineapple Have To Be Ripe?

Yes, the pineapple has to be ripe for this recipe. Pick a ripe pineapple or wait until your pineapple is ripe before making this pineapple corn salsa.

How To Know When A Pineapple Is Ripe?

You will know your pineapple is ripe and ready to be used for this salsa when it has a vibrant color, smells sweet, is firm yet yields slightly to pressure, and when the leaves are fresh and green. Unlike many other fruits, pineapples don’t continue to ripen as much after they are harvested. Your pineapple should be ripe and ready to use when you buy it. If it is not ripe, let it ripen at room temperature on the counter for 1-2 days.

Is Pineapple Corn Salsa Healthy?

Yes, this pineapple corn salsa is healthy and packed with fresh ingredients. Pineapple is a good source of Vitamin C and contains antioxidants. Additionally, the corn adds vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Also, this salsa has no added sugar, honey, sweetener, or olive oil, and it’s made with simple and fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: AppetizersCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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I’m thrilled to share my delicious pineapple corn salsa recipe with you! It combines the sweetness of ripe pineapple with the crispness of corn kernels.

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  • 2 CUPS chopped pineapple

  • 1 CUP frozen or fresh corn

  • 1/2 CUP chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/4 CUP chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 CUP diced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeño, seeded (about 1 medium jalapeño)

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 medium lime)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Chop the pineapple into even-sized small pieces. Also, dice the red bell pepper, chop the fresh cilantro, and finely dice the red onion. Then, remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeño and finely dice it.
  • Add the chopped pineapple, corn, chopped red bell pepper, chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onion, finely diced jalapeño, salt, and freshly squeezed lime juice to a large bowl.
  • Thoroughly mix all the ingredients and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories76
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.4g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 150mg 7%
  • Potassium 146mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 18.7g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 10.4g
  • Protein 1.5g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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