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Pineapple Margarita and Salsa

Have you ever seen a pink pineapple? Pinkglow™ pink pineapples grow on a select farm in the South-Central region of Costa Rica, which has the ideal soil and climate for growing pineapples. Del Monte Fresh Produce has been developing and testing the Pinkglow™ pink pineapple for over 16+ years to ensure the perfect taste and aromas, creating a blend that’s just right.

Not only is the color gorgeous, it’s juicy, sweet and less sour than any pineapple I’ve ever had!

When I received this beautiful pink pineapple from Melissa's Produce I thought it would be perfect to make pineapple margarita and salsa for National Margarita Day. Isn’t the color stunning?!

You can purchase Pink Glow Pineapple at Melissa's:

Pineapple Margarita


Salt Rim

Coarse salt

Zest of a lime


1 part tequila

1-2 parts pineapple juice (I pureed pineapple in a blender but you can also use pineapple juice)

1/2 -1 part triple sec

Lime Juice


Optional Garnish: lime or pineapple wedges


Combine salt and lime zest on a plate. Rim the edge of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip the glass in the salt mixture.

In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, pineapple juice, triple sec, lime juice and ice. Shake and pour /strain into the salt rimmed glass. Garnish with optional lime or pineapple.

To make a frozen margarita: Add ingredients to a blender, along with ice and blend together. (Or if you’re not using fresh pineapple, you can use frozen pineapple and omit the ice)

For the Pineapple Salsa:

In a bowl, combine pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, red bell peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper and mix together. Serve with chips.


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