Monday, April 25, 2011

Pineapple Salsa

It has been a busy couple of weeks around here. Last weekend we had a bridal shower for my future-daughter-in-law (more on the upcoming nuptials later). This weekend we had lots of family in and a big Easter meal here on Friday night. This salsa was a part of both weekends. We enjoyed it at the shower and then again on Friday night as an appetizer.

Made with all fresh ingredients, this salsa can be used as an appetizer with tortilla chips. Or, it would be wonderful on grilled chicken or fish.

Ordinarily, I would dread the messy task of cutting up a pineapple.

Fortunately, we live in a day and time (and I might add, we are slightly spoiled), that we can use such a thing as a Pineapple Wedger. It really makes short work of the whole process.

I was tempted to stop the process right here and just serve the fresh pineapple.

But the finished product was so worth it.

Here you see my sweet niece enjoying her pineapple salsa appetizer with my slightly deranged brother-in-law in the background! A good time was had by all!

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 plum tomato
  • 1/2 medium red onion (whole)
  • 1 4-in. piece seedless cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1/2 fruit pineapple (raw)
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Hull and remove seeds from tomatoes. Dice tomatoes, onion and cucumber. Chop cilantro. Combine tomatoes, onion, cucumber and cilantro in bowl. Cut jalapeno in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Finely chop jalapeno, add to bowl.

Slice top and bottom off of pineapple, creating a flat base. Core and peel. Set aside half of the pineapple for another use. Dice pineapple flesh. Juice lime to measure about 2 tbsp juice. Add pineapple, lime juice and salt to bowl. 

Mix thoroughly until combined. Serve with Lime Tortilla Chips.

Yield - 16 servings. Calories - 20; per serving (3 Tbls.)

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  1. The salsa is AMAZING! I am so happy to now have the recipe. :)

    And I LOVE the picture of T & D. Can't wait to be family with those two.

  2. This was wonderful!! Ben even liked it and he doesn't like things that are "different"

  3. This is the greatest salsa EVER!!!!!!!

  4. I think the plum yomatos are my favorite part. You sure do use some exotic ingredients when you cook.

  5. Rick, thanks for pointing out our "exotic ingredient." You never know what kind of food you might find around here.

  6. We put this over grilled salmon. Had a salad on the side with tortilla chip "croutons." Then used the "croutons" to scoop up more delicious pineapple salsa. Loved it!