Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pineapple Salsa

In an old episode of Seinfeld (Can you believe it has been twenty fivc years since that show first aired?!) George and Jerry are having a conversation at Monk's diner when George states that salsa is the number one condiment in America. Jerry postulates that it's because people love to say salsa. While that may be true (It is fun, try it...SALSA) I think it is popular because it is fresh, delicious, and so diverse. 

I have spent the last week making a variety of salsas and have loved every one of them. Lots of recipes are to come, but the one that I thoroughly enjoyed last night was fresh pineapple salsa. I'd made it initially to serve on top of salmon cakes, but found that I liked it so much better when served atop the accompanying rice pilaf. It brightened the rice and made it so fresh and flavorful. I had it on top of rice that was warm, but thought that it would probably make an excellent side salad if stirred into chilled rice. 

It's also good when scooped up with a chip, and simply amazing when scooped up with one of those Stacy's Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips (that I was recently introduced to and cannot stop eating), in which case this salsa that can be thought of as a dip, salad, and condiment, can also be thought of as dessert. Wow, now that is versatile. It's also healthy. Go make some!
Pineapple Salsa

 1 cup fresh pineapple (I used one entire Melissa’s Baby Pineapple – they are so cute!), finely diced
Melissa’s Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 fresh jalapeno chile, seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Stir all ingredients together and season with salt (Yes, salt!  Do not omit this!)
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Linda said...

I've always intended to make a fruit salsa, and not only does this one look good but the ingredients sound perfect. Thank you for insisting on the salt! :) Why have you been making lots of salsa?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

That looks really good. Really have to try it.
Have a great weekend.