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{pineapple salsa}

Remember {flamingos + pineapples} from last week?  Well, my pineapple love is still going strong.  So strong that I made a pineapple salsa last night.  It was so bomb.com, that I have to share with my peeps.  And you know I like easy. 7 ingredients and about 25 minutes and you’re done.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded + halved
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

First thing, first….does everyone know how to trim a pineapple?  I have to admit, this was my first time using a whole fresh pineapple.  Thank god for google.

How to Cut a Pineapple in Few Easy Steps:

1. Using a serrated knife, trim the top of pineapple

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2. Standing pineapple up straight, slice down the sides, cutting off the tough outer skin and inner spikes.  Continue all around the pineapple.

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3. You can now slice the pineapple into rings or chunks.

For rings, place the pineapple on its side and cut widthwise into slices.

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4. Using a small, round cookie cutter, stamp out the inner core and discard.  Or use a pairing knife to trim.

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5. For chunks, slice the pineapple lengthwise around the core to desired thickness.

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6. Cut each piece lengthwise again. Finally, dice crosswise to create chunks — and enjoy!

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Ok, now that we’ve got the basics our of the way….let’s get back to the recipe.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Turn oven to broil and move a rack to the very top.

Remove husks from tomatillos and place on a lined cookie sheet with jalapeno and onions.

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Broil for 15-20 minutes or until charred and roasted.

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Follow steps above to cut pineapple into chunks.

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Place cilantro + pineapple into food processor while tomatillos + jalapeno + onions cool.

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** then I stopped writing this post and went to the kitchen to clean the nasty food processor.

Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse until well combined.

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Chill for two hours before serving.

ps1I did not wait two hours to dive in and it was so yummy.  Unique and different with a little kick.  Perfect for summer.  This is a keeper friends.  Try it out and let me know what you think!!

This salsa can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Enjoy 🙂

xoxo stacyb

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