Orange Pineapple Salsa

This orange pineapple salsa recipe is so simple, and yet so very tasty. It’s really a fruit salad, with thick chunks of coarsely chopped fruit, making it an excellent side for fish dishes, chicken or pork. It’s also quite good as a palate-cleansing dessert. Or consider chopping it finer for use as a more traditional salsa.

Orange Pineapple Salsa
Orange pineapple salsa, in a bowl

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. 

As mentioned, this salsa is excellent as a side for fish, pork, or chicken. It’s also very tasty with fish tacos or simply served with tortilla chips. But, in those cases, I’d recommend chopping the ingredients a little more. It can still be chunky, but smaller pieces will work better with these two use cases.

See it being made:

Like this recipe? Try these salsas:

  • Peach Habanero: Mango also comes into play in this recipe, and the habanero provides plenty of spiciness.
  • Jalapeño Salsa Verde: Tomatillos galore here. If you like yourself a tangy dipper, this is an excellent choice.
  • Spicy Cherry: If you haven’t tried cherries and chili peppers, now’s the time. It’s delish.
  • Spicy Blueberry: The same here. The earthy sweetness of blueberries meets jalapeños (and a pinch of cayenne, if you want it.)
  • Spicy Coconut: What a treat this salsa is. It’s so tropical, with a spicy tang. Choose the red chili of your choice.
Orange Pineapple Salsa

Orange Pineapple Salsa

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side
Servings 8 servings
Calories 27 kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 472IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on March 5, 2024 to include new content.
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