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Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!

Zippy Pineapple Salsa with Avocado

Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has pineapple, red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado.  It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled.  It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!

Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Caribbean, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup Scallions, sliced
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and finely diced approx. 3 tsp, but reduce to half for milder
  • 1 Tbls Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1/2 Avocado, diced
  • Salt, to taste start with just a pinch
  • 1/8 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Dice the red pepper and pineapple to roughly the same size.  Place both in a bowl.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!
  2. Finely slice the scallion.  Add to the bowl.

  3. Chop the cilantro.  Add to the bowl.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!
  4. Cut the Jalapeño in half the long way, then using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and discard.  Finely dice the Jalapeño.  Add to the bowl.  NOTE: if you are concerned about the heat, add half and then taste at the end.  Add more as desired.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!
  5. If you are preparing these ingredients a day or more in advance, then stop here.  Do not add the lime juice, salt, pepper, or avocado until the day you are ready to eat.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!

Put it all together

  1. Add the juice of a lime.  NOTE: I like to roll the lime pressing down to loosen the fibers and get the juices flowing so it is easier to juice.  Cut the lime in half and then squeeze making sure that no seeds get in.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!
  2. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Mix and taste for seasoning.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!
  3. Dice half of an avocado.  When you are ready to eat the salsa, fold it in gently.  Taste again for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

    Fresh, bright, sweet, creamy, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, this Zippy Pineapple Salsa has red pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, lime, and avocado. It's the perfect topping for just about anything grilled. It's also just perfect for eating with chips or as a salad on it's own!

Recipe Notes

You can make this salsa a day prior, but wait to fold in the avocado until you are ready to eat.  You can store the salsa in the fridge for a few hours with the avocado by placing plastic wrap directly pressed against the salsa inside the bowl and then adding a second cover on top of the bowl to prevent any oxygen from getting in.