Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Fruit Salsa: Pineapple Salsa

1 pineapple ($1.29)
2 T. lemon juice concentrate ($.05)
1/2 large red onion ($.69)
2 T. chopped cilantro ($.13)
1 red bell pepper ($.28)
2 T. balsamic vinagrette (free after coupons)
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped fine (if desired)
salt, to taste ($.05)

Cut skin off pineapple, slice into thin strips, and dice. Toss with lemon juice (to prevent fruit from browning). Mince onion and bell pepper, toss with pineapple. Add cilantro, and vinagrette - stir. Salt to taste.

Yields = 4 to 4 1/2 C.
Cost: $2.49 versus $3.99 lb. in the deli section!! And this yields twice as much!
Serve with: Grilled chicken, seafood, pork, tortillas chips, crackers, veggies.
Also serve well on: tacos, tostadas, or along side a hearty Mexican meal.

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