This is one of those ‘why have I never tried this before’ recipes! Easy, fresh, flavour bomb and quick to make!
I have seen pineapple used in savoury contexts before, like grilled with chilli but I’d never eaten fresh pineapple salsa before. The concept wasn’t new, courtesy the million cooking shows I watch, but I’d personally never tried it.
My friend, S, made something like this for his birthday dinner and served it with pulled pork and soft bread rolls. Everyone there pretty much attacked the food and it was gone in no time. I personally inhaled the salsa and definitely ate more than my fair share, and why not, it was fan-frikkin-tastic! A week ago, I was really craving it and decided to make it with some lovely pineapples I found. I winged it recipe wise, based on what I remember him telling me and was super happy with the result 🙂
It is sweet, spicy, sour, juicy and absolutely delicious! Once you’ve cut the pineapple, the rest just takes 5 minutes, I kid you not.
Along with lemon, chilli, salt and pepper, what makes it amazing is the honey for some sweetness and the coriander for some freshness. You can cut everything really tiny if you’re making it as a filling or if you’re particular about stuff like that 🙂 I’m not and I was making it just as a side/salsa and cut into 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch chunks.
Toss it all together, adjust flavour to your liking and it’s ready! You’ll make this very often, i guarantee! 🙂
- 1 pineapple – peeled and cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
- 1-2 green chillies – finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp freshly cracked pepper
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
- Salt to taste
- Peel the pineapple, removing as many dark spots as possible. Cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients, start with 1 chilli. Add more chillies based on your heat preference
- Adjust seasoning as needed and serve 🙂