The weather is getting warmer in Maryland and that opens the door for lighter, fresher meals. I was making grilled salmon soft tacos and instead of topping them with jarred salsa I was inspired by the balmy weather to think of something a little more tropical. I surfed the grocery store for ingredients that would make the perfect fresh pineapple salsa and here is what I came up with. I have to say - this salsa was delicious! A bit spicy, a bit sweet, very juicy and flavorful and a great complement for any grilled fish or pork or chicken. Here's to hoping this nice spring weather sticks around a little longer before we get straight into the humid summer. Enjoy!
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
1 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1/4 sweet onion, minced very finely
1 tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
juice of half a lime
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
salt to taste
pepper to taste
The preparation is simple. Chop all your vegetables and combine in a mixing bowl. Squeeze your lime juice over the chopped fruit and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper (taste for flavoring - I like to go easy on the salt since I usually eat it with either salted chips or food that has been salted) and toss in your chopped cilantro and mixed garlic. Let the salsa sit for about 20 minutes so the flavors can combine. Serve and enjoy with tortilla chips or on top of your grilled fish or poultry.
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