I made this salsa for my soon-to-be-posted "Take Me to the Caribbean Shrimp Fajitas". But I decided to post it separately because it is outstanding all by itself. The sweetness of the pineapple counteracts the jalapeno spice perfectly!
I used canned pineapple for this recipe but you may use fresh as well! Pineapple is canned in juice, so therefore no sugar is added during the processing. Canned pineapple is heated to reduce bacteria formation, but the nutritional value is still the same.
Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa
Makes ~ 2 1/2 cups
20 oz canned pineapple tidbits (or 2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped into small pieces)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 green onions, sliced thin
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour prior to serving.
Nutrition Info per 1/4 cup salsa: 116 calories, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 1.5g fiber