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Fresh Pineapple Salsa


Fresh Pineapple Salsa tantalizes the taste buds with a tropical flair! (Cue Bob Marley!) A margarita or mojito might be the perfect compliment with a grilled dish to accompany this treasure! You must share with your closest friends. They will be back for more! This is a favorite of my teacher friends who dream of summer when it seems so far away. Especially a favorite of my dragonfly friend, Terry.

A few years ago, I was a Pampered Chef consultant. The recipe below is one from their Season’s Best cookbooks, with slight variations.  I state that I use an English cucumber instead of a “seedless” and I use “kosher” salt. I have collected a variety of tools through my association and parties I’ve attended . One of my favorites comes in quite handy when preparing this salsa.The Pampered Chef pineapple slicer makes the job of preparing the pineapple so simple! It’s like a huge apple corner-slicer! BAM! Done! I pushed out the core and the two pineapple halves. Standing each half upright, I made about 5 slices on each. I laid it back down on the cutting board and proceeded to dice each, in a stack, and the picture below with all the fabulous ingredients shows you the outcome.

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With everything together, all I need to do now is to diced the onion, juice the lime and sprinkle on some kosher  salt. Gently toss the ingredients in a bowl until evenly distributed. I placed the finished product in a bamboo bowl with a bamboo spoon ( also Pampered Chef products) to serve to guests. Either dip a chip or spoon it! Just share and enjoy it!


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Fresh Pineapple Salsa

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Serves: 16 servings

Fresh Pineapple Salsa creates a delightful twist on regular salsa. Serve to guests as an appetizer or as a topping on grilled fish. It's quick to assemble. When it disappears, you will wish for more.
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • ⅓ of one English cucumber, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • ½ of one fresh pineapple, cored and diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ t. kosher salt
  • ½ cup lightly packed chopped cilantro
  1. Combine the diced ingredients together in a glass bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the top with the juice of 1 lime. salt and cilantro.
  3. Lightly toss again to combine flavors.
  4. Enjoy!


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