Fresh pineapple is best in this salsa, but canned pineapple that has been drained will work in a pinch. If using fresh, when buying look for a large pineapple that has shades of yellow or gold on the skin and has a mild scent of sweet pineapple. Serve this pineapple salsa with chips or on top of burgers, grilled pork, chicken or with seafood.
1 cup finely chopped red onion (1/2 a large onion)
2 jalapeños, or to taste
1 large pineapple, peeled, core removed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 avocado, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Add chopped red onion to a small bowl and cover with warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Drain then rinse.
Depending on how spicy you want the salsa to be, deseed and remove the white membrane of one or both jalapeños. Or for a mild-medium salsa remove the seeds and membrane for both peppers. Mince the jalapeños finely.
Toss pineapple, avocado, red onion, jalapeños, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and the salt to a large bowl until well mixed. Taste then adjust with more salt if necessary.