Orange Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This orange pineapple salsa recipe is so simple, and yet so very tasty. It’s really a fruit salad, with thick pieces of coarsely chopped fruit, making it an excellent side for fish dishes or perfect as a palate-cleansing dessert.

The heat comes from a single jalapeño, and you can control the pungency by simply using less. If you’ve got a table full of sensitive taste buds, half a jalapeño may be just enough. Or, of course, you can always opt to double-down and add an extra jalapeño (or bump it up to serranos), but that’s just us. 

orange pineapple salsa

Orange Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 3 tomatoes seeds removed and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper minced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Chill the salad for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.


For less heat, use only half of the jalapeño.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on July 7, 2020 to include new content. It was originally published on May 30, 2014.