A quick and easy, no-fuss recipe for salsa made with sweet pineapple, juicy tomato and a variety of garden fresh chili peppers. Perfect by itself or as a topping for grilled meals.
So LOVING our garden this year. The heirloom tomatoes are bursting from the plants, and talk about chili peppers! Oh baby. We are growing a big variety this year, and there is nothing better than being able to walk straight out the back door to pick fresh peppers and tomatoes for whatever you feel like cooking that day.
Salsa is one of those foods that is hard to mess up. There is no single way to make it. Such a simple thing, really, a handful of fresh ingredients tossed together to form a quick snack, but every bowl is different from the next. See my Chili Pepper Salsas cookbook for a load of salsa recipes.
I often talk about salsas in the summer because they are PERFECT for grilling days. Sure, salsa is typically served in a bowl with chips, pretty much one of the world's most ideal snacks, but it also works wonders as an alternative to sauce. Skip the ketchup and mustard once in a while and use it to top your burgers and brats. This particular salsa, made with sweet pineapple, crunchy onion, juicy tomato, and spicy serrano and Georgia Flame peppers, can truly brighten up your grilled chicken or salmon. The colors are gorgeous together, but more importantly, the taste is quite STELLAR.
You can use a variety of chili peppers for this recipe. Whatever you have growing in your garden is fair game for a fresh salsa. If you're not growing peppers this year, snatch up something from the local grocer, whatever tickles your fancy. Or, if you're like me, whatever happens to jump into your cart while you're not looking.
It's very quick and easy, too. No cooking, just a bit of chopping and mixing. Done! Have this recipe done in 10 minutes. Now that ALONE is a reason to eat more salsa. Enjoy!
Fresh Chili-Pineapple Salsa - Recipe
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- 2-3 chili peppers, diced - use a variety of your choice! I used serrano and Georga Flame
- ½ white onion, diced
- 1 juicy tomato, diced - I got to pick an heirloom just today for this
- Juice from 1 lime
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Salt to taste
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Toss.
- Taste and adjust for salt as needed.