I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get to the Mmmm for this month. Getting the kids settled in at school has seriously cramped my style ;D Well, it hasn’t been the easiest thing anyway. But never fear – I have something yummy to share after all!
I am a total glutton for fresh salsa. I love it. Delish! I could live off of salsas and salads – if I could just give up breads and pastas, lol. This summer I had an absolutely delightful salsa with mango in it. I never thought of adding sweet to my salsa but it was sooooo good! Yesterday I played around in the kitchen and created a spicy salsa with a touch of sweet. I don’t really ever have mango around here so I used pineapple. It turned out so yummy ❤ So without further ado:
8 oz crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
5 medium roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup green peppers, diced
6 green onions, finely diced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely diced
1 large clove garlic, pressed
1 medium jalapeno, finely diced
zest of 1 lime + 2 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice (from reserve)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Drain the crushed pineapple and reserve 1/4 cup of the juice. Put the pineapple in a medium sized bowl. Dice the tomatoes, green pepper, onions, and cilantro and put them in the bowl with the pineapple. Press the garlic with a garlic press and add to the bowl. Dice the jalapeno very fine and add to the bowl. Save some of the seeds to add in later if your salsa needs more kick. Be careful not to touch your eyes while working with jalapeno and for at least half an hour after. Wash thoroughly to remove any jalapeno juices from your hands. Add the lime zest, lime juice, pineapple juice, sugar and salt to the bowl. Mix everything together and let sit for half an hour to let the flavors blend.
Notes from the kitchen: This salsa has a lot of flavor. I like my salsas bold and hot! I actually think I will put a bit more garlic and all of the jalapeno seeds in the next batch I make. If you like your salsa a bit more on the mild side, you can cut back a bit on the jalapeno and cilantro. Maybe put in half of the jalapeno and cilantro, wait half an hour and then see if you need a bit more. Have a great day! 🙂