Spring Means Fruit Salsas

Fruit salsas are one of my favorite things, but it just doesn’t feel right eating fruit salsa in the middle of winter.  Besides that, the fruits are as bright and available as they are in the spring.  I can eat fruit salsa with just about anything including grilled chicken or shrimp, tortilla chips, cinnamon crisps, pork, fish, or a variety of other dishes.  With spring around the corner, I am excited to share my 2 favorites that I’ve been making for years.  They are Mango Guacamole (not technically a salsa) and Pineapple salsa.  Yum, yum, yum!!!! 

Mango Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados – pitted, peeled, and mashed
  • 1 ripe mango – finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime – juiced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro – finely chopped
  • dash of salt
  • dash of garlic powder

Combine ingredients and mix well.  Once you get down to the mango seed, squeeze the juice from it into your guacamole.  It’s important that your mango is very ripe and juicy or this will not come out as good.  I like this will lightly salted tortilla chips.

Pineapple Salsa

  •  2 (8 oz) cans crushed pineapple – with juice
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeno – very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onions – very finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro – finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime – juiced

Combine all ingredients.  The secret is to make it ahead of time and let it set for about an hour in the fridge.  Mmmm – this is so good.  It’s really good over grilled chicken or broiled tilapia.

Now that should put some “Spring” in your step!!

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