Grilled Pineapple Salsa

This grilled pineapple salsa, made with red onion, chile pepper, and plenty of lime and cilantro, is superb as a quick fixer-upper for plain grilled chicken or fish or, natch, as something to scoop up with tortilla chips.

A blue bowl filled with grilled pineapple salsa on a platter with tortilla chips., beer, and lime wedges.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • Makes 3 cups
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Ingredients


Directions

Preheat a grill to medium-high (about 450˚F | 220°C).

Grill the pineapple, onion, and chile pepper, turning occasionally, until charred, 6 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool.

Coarsely chop the pineapple and onion. Thinly slice the pepper. Toss everything in a bowl.

Stir in the cilantro, lime zest and juice, and chili powder.

Taste and season with salt, pepper, and, if desired, a little more lime juice. Serve immediately or, if you have the patience, stash it in the fridge for at least several hours to allow the flavors to meld.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

Pineapple salsa is nothing new but the grilling adds something to this version that makes it rise above the crowd. If you already have the grill going for your meal, take an extra 15 minutes to put these ingredients on there and make this salsa. It's a good investment of a minimal amount of time.

Don't rush the grilling and make sure you get a good char on the pineapple. It really makes all the difference. This salsa is great in a taco or just pile it on top of whatever you grill. I served this on vegan tacos of grilled soy in adobo, which are better than they sound. The salsa was a great match for the smoky, tangy, spicy adobo.

This grilled pineapple salsa was easy to make and serves up beautiful flavors that give any dish a kick of freshness. The pineapple also grilled well and added a different kind of smoked flavor which paired well with pulled pork. The sweet tangy pineapple with the smoked flavor and chile and cilantro for freshness made for a really good combination.

I also served this salsa with grilled piri piri chicken and it paired very well.

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