We usually do a large firework display in our culdesac with friends and neighbors for Independence Day. This year might be a little less fancy as we weren’t able to get any really good fireworks from the next state over. Instead, I’m going to let this pineapple salsa be the foodie fireworks while we watch a smaller display this year. Either way, good company plus good food, means a really good time.
Pineapple salsa might just be my new favorite summer snack food. Loaded with fruity salty sweet goodness, the flavors simply dance on your tongue and are perfect paired with chips or smothered over chicken or chops. I’m not usually a fan of salty sweet parings but the slight zip of spiciness balances out to a tropical tastiness only pineapple and jalapenos can provide. Bite by bite, I’m reminded of many moments lounging poolside in the Mexican Riviera. Minus the handsome helpful poolboy, of course. I’ll have to have hubby fill in for the role of poolboy and keep bringing me pineapple salsa and fresh made pina coladas 😉 Alas, I may have to settle to scarfing down this healthy snack by the campfire instead as we’re heading out camping soon for a 3 night getaway in one of Minnesota’s abundant forest landscapes. I’m excited for this pineapple salsa but even more excited to just be escaping the demands of daily life and getting in touch with nature. I hope all of you enjoy a Happy 4th of July too!
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, finely diced
- 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Enjoy with chips, or on top of chicken, chops or sweet potatoes!