Now that our BBQ is all spruced up and ready to grill, we seem to be cooking on it every day again. I am sure this is what helps us forget the blues of the winter until it comes back again in a few months. There’s plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables around, so whilst I am on my fruity Salsa phase, I thought why not make one with Pineapples and Mangoes too?
This literally was made up with a little bit of this, and a little of that. Everything was based on contrasting colours rather than flavour but it came together rather well in the end. I had to make another batch again, as it left that spicy sweet ‘zingling’ taste that needed some more. I did make one batch without the Jalapenos for the kids and they loved their version too. Funny bit was, they called it a Fruit Salad and just enjoyed it by the spoonful with their hot dogs.
PINEAPPLE MANGO JALAPENO SALSA
Half of a fresh pineapple, diced
1 ripe mango, peeled and cubed
2 Jalapenos, deseeded and finely diced (optional)
4 red radishes, finely diced
1 small sweet red pepper, finely diced
1 small sweet orange pepper, finely diced
A small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tsp of Spicy powder (or use Chilli powder)
Zest and juice of 2 limes
Combine everything really well and refrigerate until ready to use. I kept mine in the fridge for about half an hour before serving and it worked beautifully. I’m not sure how long it would last in the fridge, but it was refreshingly cool when we took it out from the refrigerator.
Goes amazingly well with some Tequila too – our second version was spiked with a little dash of Tequila 😉