Here is a delicious and fresh twist on salsa that you may not have considered! Salsa directly translates to simply "sauce" in Spanish do just about anything qualifies. However we have come to know and love salsa as a dip that is typically full of tomatoes, jalapenos and other peppers along with onions, lime juice and spices. Today I want to share with you a different kind of salsa that I know you are going to love and that is perfect to take to summer gatherings. Just as perfect on a chip as it is draped over a beautifully grilled piece of chicken, fish or pork, you are going to want to give this delicious mango and pineapple salsa a try!
I have always been a fan of fruit with grilled meats or even used in a glaze for chicken, pork or fish. This is like a fresh chutney that will compliment a grilled chicken breast fabulously. The sweet mango along with the sweet and tangy pineapple complimented by lime juice and the mild heat from both the red onion and jalapeno, this is a real winner.
One of the secrets to making a fruit salsa like this that is both savory and sweet is the way you cut the ingredients. I, personally feel that it is important to cut the fruit in a fairly small and even dice and the jalapeno and onion at a mince, which would be even smaller. You don't want to bite into a big chunk of jalapeno so this will even out the flavors and make everything meld together really well.
This salsa is best when made fresh, but you can make this a day ahead and then store in the fridge until ready to serve. That way if you are getting ready for a party you won't be chopping things at the last minute!
If you like yours a bit on the spicier side, you can always add a bit of minced habenero pepper if you dare, but be sure to warn guests that you have done that because they may get a very unpleasant surprise! While a little would be nice warm heat, a whole pepper may be too much so start off with just a little.
This mango and pineapple salsa if perfect to take along to holiday picnics and barbecues or even as a nice alternative to a summer potluck or church gathering. I always love to take something different and seasonal and fresh! This certainly fits the bill!
I hope you give this fresh and fruity mango and pineapple salsa a try and I hope you love it!
Mango Pineapple Salsa
1 cup diced fresh mango
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons fresh jalapeno, minced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
Step by Step Instructions
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir to combine.
Serve with chips or over grilled meats.
Store unused portion in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
This is best made and eaten fresh so only make what you think you will use in a few days.
You can see how I made this in my YouTube video here: