Friday, March 23, 2012

Pineapple-Mango Salsa

If you read my last post, you'll remember that we just had shrimp tacos for dinner. Want to know what made them better, even better than the tequila?! This salsa!!! The fresh fruit and the lime juice... oh my gosh, I could have eaten this by itself for a meal. Hmmmmm... Maybe I will!!! It's incredibly light and will make any boring old Mexican meal feel like something totally new and exciting! The contrast of the sweetness of the fruits and the spicy from the pepper and spices is just perfect. It would also go GREAT with fajitas or a quesadilla! P.S. kids will LOVE this. It's sweet and the colors are gorgeous!

What you'll need:
1 red bell pepper
2 ripe mangos
1 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 chopped red onion
1 ripe avocado
Juice of 1 lime (you can always add more!)
Salt & pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper

1. Cut your pepper (discard of the seeds, they hold all of the heat) into strips then chop it into chunks and place in a glass bowl.
2. Cut your onion into the same size pieces as the pepper and add to the bowl.
3. Cut your mango in half (I am not skilled at cutting fruit. If you aren't either, it's perfectly fine to enlist help!) and then cut into 1/2 inch chunks.
4. Do the exact same thing with your pineapple (I used frozen. Please do NOT use the canned kind. They have WAY too much sugar. Frozen or fresh is the ONLY way to go here!)
5. At the very end, add the chopped avocado to the bowl and top with the lime juice (it'll help the avocado from turning brown).
6. Toss everything in the bowl with the seasonings. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.

enjoy :)

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