Homemade Pineapple Salsa

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, so I thought this seasonally-appropriate salsa would make for a perfect comeback. I pulled it from the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook, which by the way, might be the most helpful cookbook I’ve ever got my hands on – if you’re in the market, I’d recommend this one. This specific recipe is great because making just one batch, generally provides enough fresh salsa for numerous days, and the sweet pineapple flavor makes it much easier to use with other dishes than a typical salsa. Since you are making it yourself, it is also free of any of the additives that commonly go into the store-bought variety.

Here’s how it’s done:

Finely dice 1 1/2 cups of fresh pineapple
Peel and dice a cucumber into 1/4″ cubes
Dice 1 jalapeño pepper (remove the seeds if you don’t want it to be too spicy)
Chop 1/4 cup of red onion
Mince 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
Pour everything into one big bowl, then add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, juice from a small lime, a little salt and pepper, and you’re all ready to go!

I used this as a topping for a burger, but it would be perfect for adding to some grilled chicken or steak, or even using as an alternative to salad dressing. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!