Giving BBQ a tropical twist grilled pineapple and chicken on a cutting board with TPJ pineapple products

Experience BBQ With A Tropical Twist

You can pick up pineapple at any time from your local grocery store. Fresh, juiced, diced, sliced, dried, and even rings in a can. However, you can’t always get the fruit’s sweet tang as you can right now because it’s pineapple season! Traditionally, when the fruit is in-season, it is at its peak of freshness and taste. So, now is the time to add the taste of the tropics to your grill with pineapple!

Grab a pineapple the next time you’re at the store, slice it up, and grill it. The heat from the grill will cause the fruit’s gelatin to rise to the surface and make a beautiful and tasty treat. To top it off, you can always add our Pineapple Habanero Rib Candy as a glaze to give it a slight kick.

While the fruit may be in peak season for farmers, around the Texas Pepper Jelly warehouse, our pineapple products are in-season year-round so that you can catch a jar or bottle in our online BBQ store any time.

Our three current pineapple products (Pineapple Sweet Rib Candy, Pineapple Habanero Rib Candy, and Pineapple Habanero Jelly) are limitless in their uses. For example, slather it on a biscuit or toast as a plain jelly, marinate a chicken, glaze ribs, add it to cocktails, or ice cream as a topping.

Regardless of the use, the pineapple in our rib candy and jelly adds sweet and savory flavors to your dish.

What goes with pineapple?

Our pineapple creations are incredibly fabulous in foods such as salsa, Hawaiian pulled pork, stir-fry, Moroccan chicken, Chinese chicken, Italian ice, and much more. If you haven’t yet used our pineapple flavors, it is time to grab a bottle or a jar. Your palate will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Now that we have your tastebuds desiring pineapple, here’s one of our simple go-to recipes.

Spicy Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Ingredients for salsa:

Jar of Pineapple Habanero jelly

  • 2 cups diced pineapple (fresh is best)
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
  • 1/2 cup red onion (diced)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • Kosher salt (a dash)

How to make our Spicy Pineapple Salsa?

Throw everything into a big mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!

I don’t like Pineapple … That’s okay!

We know that not everyone is a pineapple fan, or maybe you are allergic. If so, we have you covered. Check out our full line of flavors here on the website. We make it simple; click on the rib candy or jelly tab in the menu bar at the top of the page to search for something that might pique your interest. Be sure to reach out to us if there is a flavor you think we should consider making. You never know; you might see it available someday. Until next time friends, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. And definitely, keep that pit smoke rollin’!

Cutting board with grilled pineapple and chicken Pineapple rib candy and jelly

Spicy Pineapple Salsa

A simple salsa recipe that you can make and enjoy in just a few minutes.
We suggest chilling it, however, it is not necessary.
Use this salsa with tortilla chips, taco Tuesday, salmon, chicken, or anything else you like to eat with pineapple.
Grilling the pineapple before mixing it into the salsa is an added flavor that can really knock your socks off. If you have a grill wok you can toss in the pineapple once you cube it up. Then finish dicing it once it gets a little of the grill flavor on it.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, southern, Tex-Mex
Servings 6 servings
Calories 98 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Lemon/lime juicer


  • 2 cups pineapple diced - fresh is best
  • ½ cup Texas Pepper Jelly Pineapple Habanero
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • 3 tbsp mint fresh - chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro fresh
  • 1 lime juice - lemon works, too
  • 1 dash kosher salt


  • Peel and core pineapple if using a whole pineapple.
  • Chop and dice all ingredients
  • Throw everything into a big mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Don't forget this step! Enjoy!


The nutritional values are based on an outside independent nutrition recipe analyzer tool through WP recipe maker.


Sodium: 9mgCalcium: 20mgVitamin C: 31mgVitamin A: 148IUSugar: 22gFiber: 2gPotassium: 105mgCalories: 98kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 26gIron: 1mg
Keyword fruit salsa, fruity, Pineapple, pineapple salsa, salsa, spicy, tasty
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