Recipes for the season: Tomato Pineapple Salsa

By Chef Rich Baringer,

I love combining ingredients that many people don’t think as going together. I really enjoy sweet with salty or spicy. Since tomatoes still seem to be in full supply, I thought that I’d pass on this simple recipe that does just that.

It’s a salsa using fresh, ripe tomatoes and juicy pineapple. Add in a little spice and acidity, you have a dish that explodes with all sorts of flavors.

You’ll want to just sit with a bag of chips and chow down on it, but be sure to save a little bit as a condiment for grilled fish or pork. Or chicken. Or beef.

Tomato and Pineapple Salsa

Makes about 2 cups

Use different colored tomatoes for an even more colorful dish.


2 cups tomato, diced
2/3 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1 small jalapeno (or other hot pepper), minced
1 Tbsp lime juice (or more to taste)
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
Salt and pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve! (That was easy.)

Rich and Jake Baringer cooking in the kitchenRich Baringer is chef/owner oDinner’s Done Personal Chef Service. Rich graduated from the Culinary Business Academy in Atlanta, is a member of the U.S. Personal Chef Association. He owns Dinner’s Done Personal Chef Service and feeds clients all over Bucks County delicious food. Rich grew up in Haycock Township and has lived (and eaten) in Bucks County his whole life. He now lives in Blooming Glen Village with his wife, Mary Beth, his son Jake, and their pup, Teddy. For more information about Dinner’s Done PCS, contact Rich at 215.804.6438, or check out his website.

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