Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Memorial Day weekend is coming and that means one thing: Summer is just about here! Yahoo! I am excited for summer for a few reasons this year: we’ve got a trip to Disneyland and San Diego planned, our kitchen remodel will finally be done and above all I’m looking forward to all of the fun summer activities we get to experience with Kellan for the first time. The first being a BBQ to celebrate this Memorial Day and you can bet this sweet, savory and spicy Pineapple Avocado Salsa is sure to be on the menu.

I have a few friends that will be shocked that I am sharing a savory pineapple recipe. For the longest time, I made it clear that I do not like pineapple in savory dishes. I would turn up my nose at just about anything that had pineapple in it to be honest. Sweet or savory, I was just not a fan of pineapple. My view changed recently though, I realized that it wasn’t pineapple that wasn’t good, it’s canned pineapple that isn’t good. Fresh pineapple is good. It’s really good. Even in savory dishes. Like the pulled pork taco with grilled pineapple that I ate last weekend. Talk about heaven. The salty and sweet was a perfect combination. That dinner was what inspired me to create this salsa. It has sweet pineapple, creamy avocado, spicy fresno peppers and cilantro. It is perfect when scooped up with tortilla chips or sprinkled over tacos.

Despite all this pineapple love I’m sharing, I still have yet to be convinced that pineapple belongs anywhere near a pizza.

Pineapple Avocado Salsa Recipe

Makes 2 Cups Prep Time:


  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 fresno pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced (you can also substitute a jalapeno)
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, skin removed and diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro



Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve.



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  • Reply
    May 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Robyn- I don’t think your too weird ;) Emilee- I’m so happy to hear you liked it!

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    May 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Just wanted to let you know, after I saw this recipe, I promptly went to target to buy the few ingredients I didn’t have in my kitchen and whipped this up tonight. OMG IT WAS HEAVEN. Amazing. Definitely going to be made many times this summer!!

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    May 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Yum! I LOVE fresh pineapple. This salsa looks perfect for memorial day weekend. I know I’m weird, but I’ve always loved pepperoni and pineapple pizza. :-) Something about how the sweet pineapple mingles with the spicy pepperoni just really does it for me.