Fruit and the beach: two of my all-time favorite things.
The weather stays warm year-round here in Charleston, so it’s always beach weather. I spend hours daydreaming in class about sitting in the warm sand listening to the waves crash around me.
Inspiration came for this recipe when I became determined to create the perfect beach snack. I wanted something light and sweet, something that screamed “summer” (I know, it’s February, but a girl can dream right?). Then, after strolling through supermarket isles, I knew what I was going to make: salsa. No added sugar, no preservatives, no foreign ingredients, just clean, refreshing salsa. I decided to go with the classic tropical mango and pineapple combo and set off to create and perfect a recipe.
Looking at common salsa additions and typical combinations, I came up with a recipe to test. Something amazing happened: the salsa came out PERFECT (well, in my opinion of course) on the first try!
This salsa is so easy to whip up, and tastes absolutely amazing. My friends love it so much that they use it to add flavor to chicken and other dishes. The key is to chop the ingredients into pieces of uniform size (except for the jalepeño, I prefer it in very small pieces so you don’t get a surprising kick) . This ensures that the flavors are evenly distributed and that one ingredient isn’t overpowered by another.
Please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments, I value your reviews and suggestions!
Paleo / Gluten Free / Vegetarian / Vegan / Clean Eating
|Mango Pineapple Salsa
by Coconuts & Kilos
Makes nine servings (1/2 cup each)
· 1 mango (2 cups)
· 1/2 cup red onion
· 2 cups pineapple
· 1/2 jalapeño
· 1-2 tbsp cilantro
· juice of 1/2 lemon
· salt and pepper
Chop mango, red onion, and pineapple into small cubes. Remove seeds from jalapeño and chop into small pieces. Combine cut ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well blended. Add lemon juice and mix well. Finely slice cilantro and add by tablespoon until desired taste is reached. Garnish with salt and pepper. Store in the fridge (if there is any left to store 😊).