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Pineapple Salsa

It may be hard for you to imagine a pineapple salsa like the one of this recipe since this salsa does not consist of a syrup that is used in desserts... this recipe consists of an explosion of flavors.

It is a salsa in which the pineapple’s sweet flavor is combined with the hotness of the jalapeno pepper and they are wrapped in a bittersweet flavor coming from the vinegar and the ketchup. We know that is a combination out of the ordinary but its flavor is amazing. Prepare the salsa when you have guests and you will be renown as a culinary expert.

This pineapple salsa really delights palates for its originality. We recommend using it in some shrimps, over some breaded chicken pieces or over some pork chops – possibly over the pork is its best application. It can also be used in some Mexican appetizers but not in all.

About the Recipe

  • In the preparation you are only going to blend and cook, it can be considered as a recipe for beginners.
  • This salsa enhances the bittersweet flavors for this reason pineapple in syrup is used and don’t substitute it for fresh pineapple because its acidity doesn’t combine with the other flavors.
  • To make the salsa 1 jalapeno pepper is used and it is very important to use it pickled so the vinegar gives to the salsa more contrasting flavors.
  • As part of the ingredients ketchup and jalapeno pepper is used. If you want you can use 1/2 cup of jalapeno ketchup and it won’t be necessary to use the jalapeno pepper.
  • The salsa will be ready in just 10 minutes.
  • The recipe yields 2 cups.


  • 5 slices of Pineapple in Syrup (12.3 oz)
  • 1 Pickled Jalapeno Pepper (.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar (4.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of Ketchup (4.2 fl oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of Corn Starch
  • 1 cup of the Pineapple Syrup (8.4 fl oz)
  • 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Turner

  • Directions

    1. Put in a blender:
    • 5 slices of Pineapple in Syrup.
    • 1 Pickled Jalapeno Pepper.
    • 1/2 cup of Sugar.
    • 1/2 cup of Ketchup.
    • 2 tablespoons of Corn Starch.
    • 1 cup of the Pineapple Syrup.
    • 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients.
    2. Put in a saucepan the mixture that was blended and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
    3. When the pineapple salsa boils reduce to low heat and cook it for about 8 minutes, until it thickens and acquires a more intense color; stir occasionally.

    Bittersweet and Spicy

    Suggestion: Preferably leave the salsa resting for about 15 minutes, before serving, so the flavors settle.

    Variation: The pineapple salsa can also be prepared in a spicy version.

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    This is the best corn starch that can be used in the recipe.

    These pickled jalapeno peppers are the ones that have the best seasoning.

    This pineapple in syrup is sweet and delicious.