I love a classic pico, but sometimes a foodieÂ needs something different and fun. Â Pineapple Serrano Salsa is a great change of pace!
I love to load up tortilla chips with thisÂ Pineapple Serrano Salsa, even to the point where I have eaten so much that the acid of the pineapple is starting to burn a little! Â It is such a great balance of sweet yet spicy, full of fresh flavor. Â And a unique take on a classic Pico de Gallo. Â No one will be expecting this salsa, so it makes quite the impression at your gathering or cookout!
Â And trying to cut pineapple into these perfect little cubes is pretty much impossible! Â Sure, some turn out alright and pretty square. Â Mainly the pieces further toward the core. Â But generally speaking, the pineapple just does not want to cooperate. Â Like at all. Â So I had to get over the fact that it would not be all uniform, so I call it “rustic.” Â Totally works.
This sweet and spicy salsa is great as an appetizer, but I love putting it on barbecued chicken or pork as well! Â The flavors work very well together and the acid from the pineapple makes the meat more tender. Â And since theÂ Pineapple Serrano Salsa is healthy, you can pile on as much as you want!
I love fresh pineapple but it can be difficult to find ways to cook with it. Â Eating plain pineapple can only really go so far, and then I’m looking for something different. Â Putting this Pineapple Serrano Salsa on BBQ Chicken was a pretty great move. Â I got a lot of great comments about it, partially because it was something so different. Â But also because it just tastes a-ma-zing! Â No matter how you enjoy it, the salsa is a great new way to enjoy pineapple.
- Peel, core, and finely dice the half pineapple. You will have approximately 2 cups of pineapple chunks when done. Place in a medium bowl.
- Seed and finely dice the serrano peppers. Add them to the pineapple. The exact heat of the pepper will vary, so add gradually until you reach your desired heat level.
- Add the lime, red onion, cilantro, and a pinch of salt to the pineapple.
- Mix to combine. Chill until ready to serve. This salsa is also fantastic on top of barbecued chicken or pork!