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Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

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If you are looking for a simple recipe to prepare any night of the week, then you need this Salmon with Pineapple Salsa in your life. The salmon is baked until tender and flaky, then topped with a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa to create an easy and delicious meal that is healthy too.

Four salmon filets topped with pineapple salsa on a white platter witha  glass of wine and bowl of salsa in the background.

I used wild-caught sockeye salmon fillets and fresh pineapple, but you could substitute canned pineapple in a pinch and any type of salmon.

Close-up image of pineapple salsa topped salmon fillets on a white platter.

Ingredients you will need

Salmon filets, chopped pineapple, red pepper, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and a lime on a wood background.

How to make Salmon with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place all salsa ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.

Pineapple salsa mixed together in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon.

Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil.

Four salmon filets drizzled with oil, salt and pepper in a white skillet.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until salmon is opaque and cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve salmon with a half cup of pineapple salsa.

Salmon with Fresh Pineapple Salsa served with cauliflower rice on a gray plate sitting on a white and black striped napkin.

You will have a bit of salsa leftover for late night snacking.

How to cut up a fresh pineapple

The easiest way to work with fresh pineapple is with this handy, dandy pineapple corer slicer tool.

Fresh pineapple with a slicer corer tool in the center.

The outer skin just slides right off, then you simply cut the slices into small chunks.

Chopped onion, pepper, pineapple, jalapeno, cilantro and lime zest in a glass bowl.

Try to keep your bell pepper and onion diced just a bit smaller than your pineapple.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • All ovens cook differently. Start with the lower time and work your way up if needed.
  • Feel free to substitute Southwest Seasoning for the salt and pepper for even more flavor.
  • Use any type of baking pan that you have on hand
  • For spicier salsa substitute serano or habanero pepper.

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Tools used to create this recipe

This Pineapple Salsa recipe would be delicious on any type of fish or chicken!

Enjoy!!

Four salmon filets topped with pineapple salsa on a white platter.

Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

This baked salmon is tender and flaky and topped with a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa to create an easy and delicious meal any night of the week!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon recipes, pineapple salsa for fish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Baking Pan

Ingredients

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • .5 cup diced red bell pepper
  • .5 cup diced sweet yellow onion
  • .5 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon diced jalapeno or more to your tastes

Baked Salmon

  • 24 ounces wild-caught salmon 4 – 6 ounce fillets
  • .5 teaspoon sea salt
  • .25 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place all salsa ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until salmon is opaque and cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve salmon with .5 cup of pineapple salsa.

Notes

  • You will have a bit of salsa leftover for late night snacking.
  • All ovens cook differently. Start with the lower time and work your way up if needed.
  • Feel free to substitute Southwest Seasoning for the salt and pepper for even more flavor.
  • Use any type of baking pan that you have on hand
  • For spicier salsa, substitute serano or habanero pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. We’re craving summertime in my house, and this recipe brought us just a little taste of those warmer months. Summer here we come!

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