Pineapple Salsa

By Cedar | May 6, 2010

I just love this time of year! It seems like all the markets are stock full of my favorite produce, and everything is insanely cheap. Though I dream of the day we can move out to the country and grow all our own food, one of the nice things about living in the city is that I have a ton of options very close. I went to three stores this morning for different things (I shop around to save money), was home within an hour, and traveled less than three miles in all.

I actually bought this pineapple last week (for only 88¢!) , and didn’t really have a plan for it. Yesterday afternoon, perhaps persuaded by all the Cinco de Mayo festivities going on around me, I decided to make pineapple salsa. I guess it isn’t really authentic Mexican, but who cares–it is damn good.

I just love weird combinations like this; exotic, sweet, and spicy. Making dressings or salsas like this really makes food seem so much more gourmet. I like to eat it with tortilla chips, on burgers, or inside a nice big veggie burrito.

Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 pineapple, cut in small chunks
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • a handful of parsley (or cilantro if you prefer), chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and let stand in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

This is kind of a recipe I make up as I go along, and it is never exactly the same. I didn’t have any cilantro in the fridge, so I used parsley instead. I usually make it with brown sugar, but decided to try it with honey this time–both are delicious. Also, if you don’t like to much heat remove the seeds from the jalapeño. I better also note not to forget to wash your hands after you cut the jalapeño….and don’t you dare try to rub your nose or eye while cutting, youch!

3 Responses to “Pineapple Salsa”

  1. dining table Says:
    May 6th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    This looks so delicious when paired with grilled pork or fish! I like it! Some new salsa here.


  2. Ivy Says:
    May 7th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I would love to grow all my produce too, that would be so great!

    I will have to try this salsa right away.
    A while back I a blueberry salsa and loved it. If you want to try the recipe the link is below. Have a good day!


  3. Grace Says:
    May 22nd, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Oh, that looks SO good. I’ll definitely try it.