Pineapple Salsa

{take me somewhere tropical}

pineapplesalsa

In light of my intense cabin fever, I am sharing my deliciously refreshening Pineapple Salsa recipe.  I am so damn sick of winter that I cannot even deal.  The few snow storms were fun and great and yadda yadda, but enough is enough.

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 I think I officially got over the winter after a evening playing in the snow for 2 hours with Bryan and Chase.  We took a sled out and soared down the massive snow mounds in our neighborhood.  I pulled Chase in the sled for approximately 30 seconds before I keeled over thinking I was having a large heart attack.  Turns out I wasn’t, just an incredibly out of shape person.  We had a lot of fun outside, but that was enough for me for 365 days.  Bring on the sunshine.

Anyways, enough talk of this dreary winter and onto my salsa.  I first made this to go with a citrus rubbed salmon.  I had a bit leftover so it went into the fridge and tasted even better the next day.  I started making the salsa to simply eat with chips.  The sweet and spicy pair nicely and the tropical flavor gave me a small glimpse of warmer weather.

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Serve it plain with chips (like I did for the Super Bowl) or over grilled chicken or fish.

*Buyers Tip:  when deciding what pineapple to buy smell it and if it is fragrant that means it will be nice and ripe for serving.

Pineapple Salsa by doughie

Hands-on Time:  15 minutes   ///   Servings 6-8

Ingredients
1 pineapple
2 Tbsp red onion
1 jalapeno, minced
1 tomato
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 lime
salt and pepper

Directions
1.  Peel and core the pineapple.  Cut into very small pieces.
2.  Cut the tomato and red onion into a very small dice.
3.  In a serving bowl, combine the pineapple, onion, tomato, and cilantro
4.  Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
5.  Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the salsa.
6.  Mix together and allow ingredients to sit together for about an hour.
7.  Serve with tortilla chips or over chicken or fish.

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enjoy.

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