Pineapple Salsa Party Dip

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Our pineapple salsa has a secret ingredient for the perfect blend of sweet and heat. Make this dip recipe in 15 minutes for your next party! 

big glass bowl full of pineapple salsa


With one special addition to really take this simple recipe up a notch, your guests will be guessing what the secret ingredient is all night long.

This is truly an addictive dip! I promise, you will be making this recipe again and again.

bowl of party dip with big chunks of fresh pineapple

Pineapple Salsa Party Dip

When I made this dip the first time, it was for Chad’s birthday party.

To keep everything super simple, I prepared some burgers, Crockpot Brats, Crockpot Corn on the Cob and a salsa bar.

The salsa bar was my favorite. I wish I had pictures. 

It featured 3 heat varieties of our Lazy Day Salsa, Best Ever Chipotle’s Copycat Guacamole, Strawberry Habanero Everything Spread and this Pineapple Salsa.

bowl of spicy pineapple salsa

Also, we set out different chips to go with all of the dips.

The Pineapple Salsa stole the show. We started off with the salsa bar as our appetizers, if you will.

By the time dinner began, several guests were still eating pineapple salsa with dinner.

Then the cake came out and many of our guests headed back for the spicy dip again.  Let’s just say the salsa was devoured!


The salsa features fresh pineapple and jalapeno peppers (although you could use serrano too) for the perfect combination of sweet and heat.

Cilantro adds a coolness to the dip, red onion gives it a hint of pungent spiciness and the addition of ginger (our secret ingredient!) warms it up.

It is truly a party for your senses and you will be eating this all year long!

corn tortilla chip with chunky salsa on top

Recipe Tips:

  • Use fresh pineapple. Frozen and canned won’t give you the texture you are looking for.
  • Chill the ingredients. For the best flavor, be sure to allow time for the dip to chill in the refrigerator.
  • Use peppers to suit your palate. Less peppers for less heat. The recipe is mild heat as written.
  • Use kitchen gloves. To prevent burning your eyes, I recommend wearing gloves when working with spicy peppers.

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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party dip in big glass bowl on wooden serving board with tortilla chips

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Pineapple Salsa Party Dip

Donna Elick
Our pineapple salsa has a secret ingredient for the perfect blend of sweet and heat. Make this dip recipe in 15 minutes for your next party!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 4



  • 1 whole medium pineapple diced, about 4 cups
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and deveined, diced (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste, I used Gourmet Garden
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Mix to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

Use peppers to suit your palate. Less peppers for less heat. The recipe is mild heat as written.
I recommend wearing gloves when working with hot peppers.
If you do not have ginger paste, you can use finely diced fresh ginger or ground ginger to taste (start with 1/4 teaspoon).


Serving: 1 | Calories: 119cal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Sugar: 23g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. I made Roasted Pineapple with Mango Salsa, and Tomatillo with green olive salsa for our last get-together, and the pineapple mango was the favorite. I quickly roasted the pineapple slices in a very hot oven, so they would get a little brown without loosing their juiciness. I like the ginger idea; I'll try it next time.

  2. 5 stars
    We made this to go with our nachos and tacos. Taco tuesday was perfection thanks to this delightful salsa!

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