Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ridiculous Salsa

Need something amazing and light to serve at your Super Bowl party next to the wings and chips? Ever sneak past the sample tray at Whole Foods three or four times in a visit because the pineapple salsa is too good to stop eating? Did you have a minor coronary when you saw the $8 price tag on that tiny sliver of a plastic tub? Then this post is for you...

I can barely call it a recipe, but I can tell you it's worth the chopping.

Take one ripe pineapple (as yellow as possible without smelling sickly sweet or feeling mushy), two ripe mangoes, a red onion, two or three limes, and a handful of cilantro.

Separate the fruit from skin and core, then dice the onion, pineapple, and mangoes.

Chop the cilantro as finely as you can and mix it with the fruit and onion.

If you are one of those poor dears who are genetically predisposed to think cilantro tastes like soap, I think this would be amazing with fresh mint or fresh basil.

Squeeze two limes over the mix and shake in some salt.

Taste and add more salt and lime juice as needed. You'll probably need more salt than you think!

For the best guacamole ever, mash three or four ripe avocados and add as much of the salsa as you'd like!

This amount will feed an army but it also keeps really well in the fridge (and if it doesn't get devoured on the first night, you'll find plenty of excuses to cook something complementary with Latin American or Caribbean flavors during the week)!

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