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Looking for something fresh and tasty? This pineapple avocado salsa is super delicious and goes perfectly with some salty chips and a margarita!

pineapple avocado salsa

Today is Cinco de Mayo! Hooray!

Do you celebrate? It always seems a little odd to me how we all get so excited about celebrating a holiday that doesn’t seem to have all that much to do with us – BUT – I’m all for an excuse to go all in on tacos and margaritas!

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned recently, but I’ve been REALLY loving my dips and chips these days. Like, obsessively. I make guacamole 2-3 times a week and I’ve been experimenting with various salsas. We’ve also been enjoying pulled pork nachos every Friday now for the past few weeks. Who is to say why I’m in this current eating pattern, but no one in my family is complaining and I’m not about to stop any time soon!

So, enter the pineapple avocado salsa of your dreams.

pineapple avocado salsa
pineapple avocado salsa

What is pineapple salsa?

Fresh salsa is typically made with tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and lime juice. This pineapple avocado salsa adds much of the same flavor, but instead of tomatoes we’re using fresh, juicy pineapple and perfectly ripe avocado. It’s such a delicious combo! You’ve still go the spice from the jalapeno and zing from the cilantro, and it pairs SO well with the sweet fruit.

You’ll love it!

How do you make pineapple avocado salsa?

As mentioned earlier, for this recipe you’ll need:

  • fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and diced
  • red onion, chopped
  • cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • honey
  • salt
  • fresh lime juice

Gather all of the ingredients together, and add them to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir it all together, and give it a taste. Add extra lime and/or salt if you think it needs it! You can even add a bit of extra honey if you’d like a little more sweetness. It’s totally up to you!

The salsa is best if left to let the flavors all mingle together a little, about 1-2 hours. Any longer and things start to get a bit too soggy and your avocado might begin browning!

Anyway, it’s so addicting that you’ll have trouble even letting it sit for that long!

What do you serve pineapple avocado salsa with?

This salsa is so good with ANYTHING!

Honestly, we mostly just eat it with salted tortilla chips, but we’ve served it over:

  • nachos and cheese
  • fajitas
  • chicken tacos
  • steak

The sweet pineapple just goes so well with so many different braised meats and savory flavors. You could eat it over grilled salmon or chicken, too. So good!

Do you have to use fresh pineapple for this salsa?

I highly recommend using fresh pineapple for this salsa, but canned pineapple, drained, will do in a pinch too! The taste will be different than if you use fresh, but still tasty! Go for it!

I’m thinking the next time we go camping I’m going to prep all the ingredients for this and bring it along for a snack around the fire. It would also be a great one to bring to a friends house if you get invited over for a summer BBQ! Because *fingers crossed* we’ll be able to do that again this summer!!

Enjoy! And have a margarita or two for me today, would ya?!

pineapple avocado salsa
pineapple avocado salsa

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pineapple avocado salsa

Pineapple Avocado Salsa

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  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x


Looking for something fresh and tasty? This pineapple avocado salsa is super delicious and goes perfectly with some salty chips and a margarita!


  • 45 cups fresh pineapple, chopped into 1/2” pieces
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and diced into chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 tsp pure honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients together and give things a gentle stir. Taste and adjust the salt and lime, if desired. Allow the flavors to mingle in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or serve immediately.

Leftover salsa can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. The avocado will begin to brown but it still tastes fine!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: appetizers
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: mexican
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    1. No tomatoes – they don’t go great with pineapple haha! Or maybe they do!? Thanks Mimi!

  1. Not only does this salsa look delicious enough to eat with a spoon, I’d love it not just with chips, but as a topping for all kinds of seafood this summer!

    1. Oh it is soo good on top of seafood, Marissa! We put it on fish tacos the other day and it was so delicious!

  2. Pineapple and avocado is such a perfect combination of flavors! This salsa would be the hit at any summer party.

  3. Answering your question, we don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Perhaps, we’re not just excited enough about tacos and margaritas in our house 🙂 On the other hand, dulce de leche is quite common in Mexico, so I might be celebrating it all year round haha! Indeed, I’ve recently learned that Mexican version of dulce de leche is called Cajeta and made of goat cheese. What do you think, should we try?!
    Anyway, this salsa looks and sounds fabulous. I love the presentation – using the pinapple as a serving bowl is a cool idea!

    1. I have never heard of dulce de leche made of goat cheese!!! I really do think we need to try this – now which one of us should take on this challenge!? Thanks Ben!!!

  4. This pineapple salsa looks so fresh and delicious, Katherine! Loving the fruity spin. Bring on those summer vibes!

  5. We love pineapple salsa here, and avocado can only make it better! I’d love this over fish or chicken as much as I’d like it with chips!

    1. It is definitely fantastic over chicken or fish, Marcie!! And great with chips of course 😉 Thanks friend!