Fresh pineapples can be found at the supermarket most of the year and I believe this fruit is great for preparing salsas and savory dishes. Of course you can eat it raw and also on smoothies and why not even on mojitos but when combining pineapple with jalapeños and onions it becomes a divine fresh salsa to please any crowd and a tasty surprise to add to many dishes like carnitas tacos, grilled fish or chicken and why not use it for shrimp ceviche as well. This Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa is delicious and super versatile so let’s cook!
- 2 cups of chopped fresh pineapple (you can use canned if desired)
- 1 cup of red onions chopped
- 2 jalapeño peppers chopped finely
- 1 cup of chopped cilantro
- 1 yellow lemon juiced
- Sea salt
Preparation time: 15 minutes. This recipe makes 3 cups of salsa; cost per cup is less than $1.00 depending on ingredients cost at your local supermarket. You will need a chopping block, a chef’s knife and a mixing bowl.
Start your preparation by chopping each of the ingredients, then place the chopped pineapple, the onion, the jalapeños, and the cilantro in the mixing bowl and combine well using a spoon. To finish the pineapple and jalapeño salsa add the yellow lemon juice and season with sea salt. You can also add black pepper if desired.
Pineapples are considered a healthy fruit and it’s scientific name is “ananas comosus” and belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. Pineapples’ season runs from March through June though they are available mostly all year in many markets because this fruit is second most popular tropical fruit in the United States after the bananas. Eating pineapple can help digestion due to its high content of fiber and also is considered an anti inflammatory because contains a good amount of vitamin C. Pineapples are mostly cultivated in Hawaii, Philippines, Thailand and Mexico.
This Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa is a great addition to your cooking repertoire and is a very affordable recipe.