Pineapple Chutney Recipe

Published on November 5th 2022 by Chigoziri Nwachuku.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Overhead shot of pineapple chutney in a jar

Do you have a fresh pineapple that you need to use? Make this easy Pineapple Chutney. The Pineapple adds tons of the Caribbean "Flava," while the red chili pepper provides spiciness. Meanwhile, the sugar adds sweetness, balanced out by the acidity of the fresh lime juice. Your taste buds will be doing a little happy dance. To make this Pineapple Chutney, start by sautéing the red onion and spices in olive oil. Then add the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes until the chutney thickens. 

Besides being tasty, this chutney is also nutritious. Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and manganese, which boosts immunity and bone health. It also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that may make it easier to digest meat. Bromelain may also reduce inflammation.

This Pineapple Chutney goes well with your favorite grilled protein and Rotis, like Trinidad Sada Roti, Trinidad Paratha Roti, and Trinidad Pepper Roti.

What is pineapple chutney made of?

Pineapple chutney is made of red onions, cumin, pineapple, tomatoes, red chili pepper, ginger, vinegar, sugar, salt, lime juice, and cilantro.

Can you freeze pineapple relish?

Yes, you can. To do so, place the cooled pineapple relish in 1/2 or one cup portions in a freezer-safe container, and place in the freezer.

What does pineapple chutney taste like?

It's tangy, sweet, and has excellent heat.

Does freezing pineapple destroy bromelain?

No, it doesn't.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
2 persons


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 1 Red Onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin 

  • 1 Fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored, and diced medium

  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, seeds removed, diced small

  • 1 Red Chili Pepper, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, grated

  • Juice of one Lime

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, leaves chopped

  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar


To a large heavy-bottom pan, add olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the red onion and cumin, sauté for 5 minutes.

Side view of  red onions and cumin sauteing in a pan

Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for one hour until it thickens.

Pineapple chutney ingredients being cooked in a pan

Let cool and then store in airtight jars. Serve with crackers, roti, or grilled proteins such as pork, shrimp, chicken or fish.

Side shot of pineapple chutney in a glass jar
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Chigoziri Nwachuku

Cooking up health and flavor: Chichi's recipes redefine nutritious eating. Healthy food doesn’t have to taste bland!

More posts by Chigoziri Nwachuku