So while I love all fruit, two of my top favorites are mangos and pineapple (I’m a sucker for anything tropical). I think it may have something to with the fact they take for ever to cut that I feel like I must be getting something good once it’s peeled and sliced and ready to eat.
Well, not only did I buy a pineapple this week but I bought six mangos. I have always been one to buy ingredients first then find a recipe to fit them later, I know most people work the other way around. Next, I bought some mint and cilantro plants while I was buying some plants for outside and seeds to make a garden. Hummm, what does one do with pineapple, mango, mint and cilantro….ahhh, salsa of course!
Next was scouring the internet for the perfect pineapple mango salsa. As always, I gather no less than three recipes, I scan them and then use only the ingredients I like, in the ratio I like, to make the recipe MY own. This is what I came up with.
(FYI this makes a large quantity-enough for a party, half the recipe if you don’t want to be eating salsa for a week. I don’t mind because I will be eating it with fish, chicken, steak, chips and shrimp happily for a week!)
Pineapple Mango Salsa
1/2 cup sweet red pepper
1/2 of a red onion
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (some people hate cilantro, you can either limit it drastically or omit completely)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (again, if you don’t like mint feel free to omit it)
Juice of 3 limes
Everyhing diced finely (Warning: It took me almost an hour to make this, it will be on my list of things to do once a year)
*I omitted jalapeno peppers, you could add one if you wish. You could also substitute some of the lime juice for lemon juice. If you don’t want to use red onion you can use green onion. You can add some salt and pepper as well if you like. I am the queen of substitutions and hardly ever follow a recipe exactly, always modifying it to what I like.
The end result….