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{pineapple salsa}

Remember {flamingos + pineapples} from last week?  Well, my pineapple love is still going strong.  So strong that I made a pineapple salsa last night.  It was so, that I have to share with my peeps.  And you know I like easy. 7 ingredients and about 25 minutes and you’re done.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded + halved
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

First thing, first….does everyone know how to trim a pineapple?  I have to admit, this was my first time using a whole fresh pineapple.  Thank god for google.

How to Cut a Pineapple in Few Easy Steps:

1. Using a serrated knife, trim the top of pineapple


2. Standing pineapple up straight, slice down the sides, cutting off the tough outer skin and inner spikes.  Continue all around the pineapple.


3. You can now slice the pineapple into rings or chunks.

For rings, place the pineapple on its side and cut widthwise into slices.


4. Using a small, round cookie cutter, stamp out the inner core and discard.  Or use a pairing knife to trim.


5. For chunks, slice the pineapple lengthwise around the core to desired thickness.


6. Cut each piece lengthwise again. Finally, dice crosswise to create chunks — and enjoy!


Ok, now that we’ve got the basics our of the way….let’s get back to the recipe.



Turn oven to broil and move a rack to the very top.

Remove husks from tomatillos and place on a lined cookie sheet with jalapeno and onions.


Broil for 15-20 minutes or until charred and roasted.


Follow steps above to cut pineapple into chunks.


Place cilantro + pineapple into food processor while tomatillos + jalapeno + onions cool.


** then I stopped writing this post and went to the kitchen to clean the nasty food processor.

Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse until well combined.


Chill for two hours before serving.

ps1I did not wait two hours to dive in and it was so yummy.  Unique and different with a little kick.  Perfect for summer.  This is a keeper friends.  Try it out and let me know what you think!!

This salsa can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Enjoy 🙂

xoxo stacyb

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