Many people believe the pico de gallo — a mix of tomatoes, onions, pepper, and cilantro — served in many Mexican restaurants is the only type of salsa there is. Salsa is, quite simply, Spanish for sauce, and these sauces can be as varied as sauces in any other cuisine.
For fish tacos, nothing beats a fruit-based salsa. I love the flavor of this spicy grilled pineapple salsa. It comes together quickly, and can be used for other dishes as well!
Spicy Pineapple Salsa
By April 17, 2016Published:
I love this salsa on fish tacos, but it can be used with pork or chicken dishes as well.
- 1 pineapple cut into 1/2" rings (if using canned, pat dry with paper towels before grilling)
- canola oil for the grill
- 1 serrano chile stemmed, seeded, and diced
- 1 red onion finely diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro minced
- 2 limes juiced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your grill.
- While the grill is heating, lightly oil a grill basket or the grill grates. Place the pineapple in the basket or directly on the grill. Cook over medium heat for about five minutes per side, or until slightly charred and dry.
- Finely chop the grilled pineapple and add to a mixing bowl. Add the chile, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.