Pineapple salsa might sound crazy, but that’s only if you haven’t tried it! It’s amazing on chips, and unbelievably delicious on baked chicken or fish. And what about green salad? Or maybe just grab a spoon and enjoy it all by itself! Best part, once you get the sweet chili sauce perfected, you will be amazed with how easy it is to make. Want it even easier? Just purchase a bottle of sweet chili sauce and you’ll be able to make this in under 10 minutes!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients

2 cups of minced fresh pineapple (or you can substitute one 16 oz can of crushed pineapple)

1/2 – 1 cup of Thai Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce (click here to view our recipe)

1 cup of fresh chopped cilantro

Pinch of salt & white pepper

Instructions

  1. Mince pineapple into fine pieces and place in bowl
  2. Starting with 1/2 cup of our Spicy & Sweet Chili Sauce (or Thai Chili Sauce from the store), mix into pineapple. Continue, 1/4 cup at a time until you reach what you feel is the best level of consistency and flavor.
  3. Add chopped cilantro, salt & pepper to taste.

 

 

 

photo of seasoned breadfruit snacks fresh from the oven

Want to really make an impression? Make your own oven baked ulu chips to complete this presentation.

 

Image of Thai Sweet & Spicy Sauce in glass jar with green and red vegetable decoration

Here is our easy recipe for Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce, which is a key ingredient to the Pineapple Salsa recipe


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Nina Jones, a mainland gal from way back, is now a transplanted Islander. With her husband of 43 years, she has lived in Laie since serving a mission at the Polynesian Cultural Center from 2014 – 2016. She now serves as the blog manager for the Center. Her hobbies include swimming, traveling, studying and writing about what she is learning from the various Polynesian cultures. Her blogs focus on their history, beliefs, practices and – as an added bonus – delicious food! To her, Polynesia is not just a place to visit, it is a way to live and she is very honored to be able to be a part of their amazing world.

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