Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fresh Fruit Salsa

I can see light!  Bright, brilliant, glowing light shining through my window.  I would sit soaking up its brilliance for the entire day if I could.   Unfortunately, the demands of a busy household of six are continuous and sitting by the window is not on my to-do list.  Daylight savings marks the beginning of my favorite time of year, and without fail, beginning this week every year, I start to really want the return of sunshine and summer's bounty.  Somehow a fresh fruit salsa, even though it was void of a summer fruit, satisfied my craving for summer produce.  At least temporarily. 

I used pineapple for this salsa, but really any fruit could easily be substituted or any combination of fruit equaling 2 cups:  mango, peaches, nectarines, papaya, strawberries, or any kind of melon.  Each bite tastes like a fresh morsel of summer and is quite satisfying by itself.  However, this salsa also pairs well with Caribbean Spiced Chicken or grilled shrimp and is a delicious and satisfying appetizer when served with tortilla chips.  You decide, but whatever way you serve it, get ready to soak up a bit of summer with each bite.

2 cups pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 cup onion
2 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, seeded
1/3 cup cilantro
1 tablespoon juice from 1 lime
Pinch of Kosher salt

1.  Cut fruit into 1/2-inch cubes and place in small mixing bowl.  See How to Cut a Pineapple for step-by-step information on how to remove the exterior, core, and cube your pineapple if necessary.  Add onion and jalapeno and stir to mix.

2.  Add cilantro, lime juice, and salt.

3.  Mix well, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.  Serve.

Recipe adapted from Guilty Kitchen.
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This recipe is linked to Real Food Wednesday, Living Well Wednesdays, and Simple Lives Thursday.


Tina (PinayInTexas) said... your salsa! I made one like this before but I used lemon inestead of lime and had garlic in it instead of onion.

Inspired2cook said...

Yumm!!! Your salsa looks delicious!!!

Abbie said...

I love fruit salsa! Looks yummy!

Debbie said...

I use fruit salsas on lots of things. My favorite is made with mango:0 Yum! Thanks for linking up with What's On the Menu Wednesday. I hope you will come often.