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Fresh Pineapple Salsa and How to Manage a Whole Pineapple

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and How to Manage a Whole Pineapple

Fresh Pineapple Salsa is such a tasty addition to taco night!  Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C (an important cancer fighting antioxidant) as well as fiber.  They are usually plentiful and fairly economical, especially if the whole fruit is purchased.   After peeling and coring the fruit use half for salsa and half for fruit treats or use on kebabs.  Delicious and healthy.

How to Deal with a Whole Fresh Pineapple

If you’ve never done it before, it’s a little daunting but when you get the hang of it it’s a breeze…then fresh pineapple forever.  This works for me:

Place the pineapple on a large cutting board.

Use a sharp chef’s knife to remove the top and bottom.

Grasp it firmly and remove the outer peel by slicing from top to bottom. Cut the thick peel away, the “eyes” will remain.

Lay it on its side and remove the rows of “eyes”.

Peeled pineapple, “eyes” removed.

 

Now, lay it on the board and cut it in half lengthwise.

Then in quarters.

Remove the tough core from each quarter.

Chop, slice or dice as you wish.

Ingredients for the Salsa
• 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
• 1 cup diced red pepper
• 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
• 1/4 cup diced red onion
• 3 Tb minced jalapeno
• 1-2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
• Juice of 1 large lime
• Salt & pepper to taste
Method
• Mix all ingredient in medium bowl. Toss, taste, adjust seasonings and enjoy!

So delicious with tacos, beans and rice, curry dishes and much more.

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