What could be better than a fresh and homemade pineapple jalapeno sauce? Blend jalapeno, pineapple, and seasonings; you have made a fabulous sauce to remember forever.
Refreshing, quick, crowd-pleasing pineapple jalapeno hot sauce. Enjoyed by everyone with 5 simple ingredients, this 5-minute no-cook hot sauce should never be missed.
About this recipe
It's hot, sweet, and has bright tropical flavors. Perfect to transform as a wing sauce, dip, dressing, or topping. Make and discover your favorite way of relishing!
Summer brings more colors and joy together. And pineapple and jalapeno are a few to name them(including this jalapeno hot sauce). Toss this pineapple jalapeno sauce to your protein to enhance a delectable meal.
How does this hot sauce taste like?
This recipe is a beautiful blend with the right amount of sweetness. Sour and mildly hot with the intense flavors of pineapple jalapeno.
I did mention it is mildly hot, as I added only the jalapeno's flesh. I removed the innards and the seeds to keep the heat low. But you may increase the heat by adding the seeds. We will discuss this in more detail below.
The key ingredients and their possible substitutions
Pineapple. Since these are in season now, I used them as fresh. I live in central Pennsylvania and get fresh pineapple throughout the year in the store. These are naturally with intense flavors and taste sweet and sauces. Which works great in this sauce.
Instead, you may substitute with frozen pineapples.
Jalapeno. Added for its heat and bold flavors in this pineapple jalapeno sauce. When this meets with the pineapple, the results are incredible. You may use fresh or preserved ones like this roasted jalapeno.
Vinegar. White vinegar is best to preserve the natural aroma of our key ingredients. Apple cider vinegar is a good substitute but counteracts the pineapple's delegated aroma.
Lemon juice. This brings together the sourness of the pineapple and the vinegar. You may skip using it, as it does not affect the taste adversely.
Sweet onion. Sweet onion is the best in creating the texture and neutralizing the intense sourness. Yellow onion is equally good, next to red onions.
Garlic cloves. It is one of the key ingredients that cannot be missed or substituted. A small quantity does huge magic in here. I would not recommend replacing it with garlic flakes or garlic powder.
How to make?
Pineapple jalapeno sauce is quick to make under 10 minutes. The recipe is simple.
Remove the skin and cut the pineapple into smaller chunks.
Half the jalapeno, and remove the seeds and the pith. Reserve the seeds, as you may need them to increase the heat.
Add pineapple chunks, jalapeno flesh, vinegar, sweet onion, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a blender.
Blend it coarsely.
Transfer and enjoy.
Make ahead and store options.
Make ahead. Prep the ingredients and refrigerate them separately in air-sealed containers. Blend just before serving.
Room temperature. Using up to 5-6 hours is fabulous at room temperature. The pineapple jalapeno sauce gets enhanced when it sits for 2 hours.
Refrigerator. Perfect to use within 2 days. Always prefer an air-tight container to avoid any external contaminations.
Freezer. This pineapple jalapeno sauce is a freezer-friendly recipe. Store the leftovers in ziplock bags. And it is suitable for 2 months.
Pro tips. Wear gloves while deseeding the jalapenos. These hot peppers give out burning sensations when they contact the skin.
How to enjoy
Dipping sauce. This pineapple jalapeno sauce is excellent as a dipping sauce for spicy appetizers.
Slaw. Toss it in the slaw. This pineapple jalapeno slaw is perfect for sandwiches and burgers.
Topping for a burger. Drizzle this over the burger as a final topping. This is our favorite way.
Salad dressing. An enchanting hot and sweet homemade salad dressing is a pride moment.
Make a wing sauce. Cook this jalapeno pineapple sauce over low flame for 10-15 minutes until it thickens. Then, dilute to a flowing consistency with water. Please bring it to a boil until it reaches the desired consistency.
This coats the chicken wings perfectly, finger-licking well. Moreover, you may use this as a glaze sauce as well.
Grilled pineapple. Gives a whole new look to this tropical hot pineapple jalapeno sauce. The grill makes the fruit's edges caramelized, which works well here.
I wanted to have the hot sauce to be on the milder side. Hence, remove the pith and the seeds. You may increase the heat by leaving some seeds intact before blending.
This sauce is excellent to serve wherever salsa is fit.
If you prefer spicy sauce, add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Other Jalapeno recipes
- Jalapeno simple syrup
- Jalapeno Lemonade
- Jalapeno vinaigrette
- Jalapeno peanut brittle
- Jalapeno pinwheels
- Jalapeno tuna salad
- Jalapeno recipes
Printable recipe card
Pineapple jalapeno sauce
- 1 cup pineapple
- ½ cup jalapeno
- ½ cup sweet onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Remove the skin and cut the pineapple to chunks.
- Deseed the jalapeno and remove the pith.
- Cut onion into cubes.
- In a blender jar, add pineapple cubes, jalapeno, onion, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt.
- Blend it coarsely.
- And transfer to serving bowls. And enjoy with salad or sandwich.
- Room temperature. Using up to 5-6 hours is fabulous at room temperature. The pineapple jalapeno sauce gets enhanced when it sits for 2 hours.
- Refrigerator. Perfect to use within 2 days. Always prefer an air-tight container to avoid any external contaminations.
- Freezer. This pineapple jalapeno sauce is a freezer-friendly recipe. Store the leftovers in ziplock bags. And it is suitable for 2 months.
- Pro tips. Wear gloves while deseeding the jalapenos. These hot peppers give out burning sensations when they contact the skin.
Recommended tools for making this recipe
Blender. A must-have to create a smooth, delectable sauce.
Chef's Knife. My handy tool makes this pineapple jalapeno sauce easy. Perfect for finely chopping jalapenos and dicing fresh pineapple.
Saucepan: Great ones that works-sauce will simmer and meld together into a tangy, spicy wonder.