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Spicy Pineapple Salad with Jalapeno and Lime Recipe

This spicy pineapple salad is a bright and refreshing appetizer – with jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and a fresh lime vinaigrette dressing. It’s sweet and perfectly spiced, a fantastic summer salad that’s great to make in the winter to brighten up your table.

Ready in just 10 minutes, this simple no-cook pineapple salad is a little something different to bring to your next potluck, barbecue, gathering or party. It makes a great side dish to enjoy with grilled entrees, making this a fun way to transform fruit salad.

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While this spicy pineapple salad looks like the perfect summer appetizer – don’t let this recipe fool you, it’s great year round!  I had some pineapple leftover from a Hawaiian themed party last week (because I needed a serious dose of the tropics in chilly January) and decided to make a sweet and spicy salad.

This easy recipe has pineapple, thinly sliced jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt & pepper, and a light lime juice vinaigrette dressing. It takes just minutes to make, and is a total crowd pleaser recipe!  

This Spicy Pineapple Salad Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Sweet
  • Spicy
  • Easy to Make
  • Refreshing
  • Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and SO Simple!

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An Easy Fruit Side Dish Everyone Will Love

This spicy pineapple fruit salad is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – which is a crowd-pleaser recipe that will be a major hit. These delicious recipes are perfect to treat your guests or when you have a special occasion for dinner. 

I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Entertaining Recipes, that we regularly serve to our friends and family. If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for dinner parties for that next-level gift they will love!

What’s In This Pineapple Jalapeno Salad Recipe?

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  • Pineapple – fresh pineapple works best for this recipe – so I would skip canned or frozen. If you don’t want to cut up a whole pineapple, totally fine to buy pre-sliced pineapple rings in the produce section!
  • Jalapeno Peppers – I also like fresh peppers for this recipe
  • Cilantro – adds a ton of bright flavor to this salad. If you don’t love cilantro, you can use parsley instead.
  • Lime Juice – fresh is best!
  • Really Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  Olive oil has fantastic health properties too: it’s anti-inflammatory & can help fight heart disease.
  • Raw Honey: We use our own honey, straight out of the beehives!  As beekeepers, we have plenty of raw honey so I try to use it in all my recipes instead of sugar.  I’d recommend trying a local farmers market to find the best raw honey in your area. Or else, this raw organic honey online here is the next best thing.
  • Salt & Pepper

Is There a Vegan Alternative to Honey?

Yes, you can substitute out the honey in this recipe for agave nectar or maple syrup. I prefer agave nectar, it’s my go-to kitchen sweetener because it’s absolutely delicious, and buying organic agave is crazy inexpensive online (compared to other organic sweeteners). 

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How Do I Make Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Pineapple Salad?

  1. Remove tough outer skin from pineapple, and remove the core from the fruit. You’ll be left with the soft inner fruit. Slice into rings, and then into bite-sized pieces. Place them on a plate.
  2. Add the thinly sliced (or chopped) jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, add the olive oil, lime juice, and honey – whisk well to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.

 

A No Cook Pineapple Salad Recipe That’s Perfect All Year

This no-cook spicy pineapple salad is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  

This salad comes together in about 10 (15 if you are coring the pineapple yourself) minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just fresh produce, and use a few pantry staple ingredients for the dressing and you have a healthy meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

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A Vegetarian & Gluten Free Pineapple Salad

This gluten free pineapple salad recipe is a simple meal to make without any wheat products. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. 

Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. 

I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Jalapeno Pepper Salad Recipe

 

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Spicy Pineapple Salad with Jalapeno & Lime

The Herbeevore
This spicy pineapple salad is a bright and refreshing appetizer - with jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and a fresh lime vinaigrette dressing. It's sweet and perfectly spiced, a fantastic summer salad that's great to make in the winter to brighten up your table.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large pineapple cored, peeled, and sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 limes juiced, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions
 

  • Remove tough outer skin from pineapple, and remove the core from the fruit. You'll be left with the soft inner fruit. Slice into rings, and then into bite-sized pieces. Place them on a plate or bowl.
  • Add the thinly sliced (or chopped) jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, add the olive oil, lime juice, and honey - whisk well to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 214IUVitamin C: 82mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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