Remember how I said that I needed to get caught up on recipe posting? Well it’s time to start! I’m calling this week, Salsa Week and I’ll be posting a few of my newest salsa recipes. They are super easy and you’ll notice that they all follow a similar concept. You’ll be whipping up salsa in no time flat!
The first salsa to be showcased this week is a fruit salsa. I have heard many mentions of people eating salsa made from pineapple and mango but yet I’ve never come across any! I haven’t seen a recipe, nor a jar of it in the store, not even seeing it listed on a menu someplace.
The pineapple and mango salsa has been out of my grasp! I decided that it couldn’t be that hard to make and tried my hand at making a test batch. The first step was getting some fresh mango and fresh pineapple which can be tricky depending on the season and what your grocery store has available. Fresh ingredients are necessary though so make sure you have these for salsa time!
Andrea’s Pineapple Mango Salsa
- 1 large mango, peeled and chopped
- 1C Fresh pineapple finely chopped
- 1/4 of a Red Onion finely chopped
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a small glass mixing bowl and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.
I was a little skeptical at first because I’m never sure how a fruit is going to taste when paired with savory things but this salsa delivered! It’s sweet with a hint of spice and heat from the onion. The lime juice and cilantro keep things light and summery tasting.
If you have a mango that is a bit hard because it’s slightly under ripe, you can quickly sautee it up with the pineapple, onions, and jalapeno in a touch of olive oil for about two minutes. Remove from heat and then mix in the lime juice and cilantro.
This makes a great addition to any summer cookout or backyard party! Perfectly paired with tortilla chips, you’ll be snacking while getting in your fruit servings for the day!
Other OHC Salsas: