Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mango, pineapple and watermelon salsa


I have always struggled with eating salads and fresh vegetables and lately I have also noticed that my fruit intake has slowed down considerably and this despite the availability of fresh produce this summer. These days, whatever fruits and berries I have, usually come in the form of apple pie, raspberry crumble bars, blueberry muffins... well, you get the picture. So in an attempt to increase my vitamin intake, I made this salsa.

I made a fruity salsa with mango, pineapple and watermelon. I made this last week and I had it with salmon and potatoes. The best thing about salsas is that you can put them together in a jiffy. This fruit salsa made for a juicy and refreshing sidedish to the warm, mildly-seasoned salmon and the cold potatoes. The watermelon was kind of a last minute impulse and the watermelon made the salsa more sweet than your average mango salsa. If that isn't your thing, I think the best option is to omit it completely or replace the watermelon with tomatoes.

Ingredients:
1 large slightly ripe but firm mango, diced
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1 1/2 cup watermelon, diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped
Few sprigs cilantro/coriander, chopped
Lime or lemon juice (to taste)
Salt to taste


Method:
Peel and dice the pineapple, mango and watermelon and place in a large bowl. Slit the serrano pepper into two with a knife and carefully remove the seeds (and the white stem, if desired) with a knife and chop the pepper into small pieces. Try not to touch the seeds with your fingers when removing them from the pepper because you'll feel a burning sensation in you finger tips for hours after that. Add the chopped peppers to the bowl with the fruits. Finely chop the onion and the cilantro (coriander) and add to the large bowl with the diced fruits and toss or mix all the ingredients. Season with salt and lime juice, mix. Serve with fish, grilled chicken, or barbeque. It's also tasty to eat just the way it is!

14 comments:

Amy's piece of cake said...

Salsa är verkligen så gott, mums och din ser så god och fräsch ut. Ananas ska jag testa framöver. Du såg att jag gjort med passionsfrukt, det blir riktigt gott med kombon mango/passionsfrukt.

Tack fina vännen för dina kommentarer inne hos mig och kul att jag kunde tipsa dig om hammaren på kokosnöten, kram :)

Rathai said...

Amy, tack for din snabba kommentar. Japp, din mango och passionfruktssalsa ska jag testa. Det var efter att jag hade sett den som jag blev inspirerad och göra den här fruktsalsan. :)

Mahi said...

Heard of these fruit salsa's...but haven't tasted yet! I love mango, I love pineapple, I love watermelon...but combining them with onion.....hmmm! Am still reluctant Rathai! ;)

I love to eat fruits as such. Nice click...would love to see the bowl of salsa...is it still available? :)

Rathai said...

You are right, the bowl is empty now, Mahi. :) But I always take plenty of pictures so I have some of the bowl as well (I didn't upload because I couldn't decide which ones to upload), so I'll send one.

As for the flavours. It's like it does "salsa" in your mouth. :)

mjskit said...

You're right - salsa are so easy to throw together and one can be quite creative like the one you've made here! I love the addition of the watermelon. Not something you see in salsas much, and why not? Now that I see it, it makes sense. This salsa is perfect and I bet it was delicious with salmon!

Tharisi said...

Beautiful picture and what a great idea!

beti said...

I really want to make a fruit salsa! it looks fresh and delicious

Mahi said...

Thanks for adding photo Rathai! :) Salsa looks colorful n crunchy!

cakewhiz said...

beautiful photo!
i don't think anyone can ever go wrong with a salsa. there are so many variations and they all taste unique!

Amy's piece of cake said...

Härligt att man kan inspirera varandra :)

Tack fina för din kommentar inne hos mig. Allt bra med dig/er? Hoppas solen skiner lite på er... här har det regnat men nu så skiner solen, kram!

beti said...

I was always curious about these combinations but this one sounds delicious

Lizzy said...

Such an excellent salsa! I could just eat it by the spoonful, but it looks perfect atop of seafood :)

Yumgoggle said...

Perfect! I am organizing a mini-grill party next weekend. This pairs really well with grilled chicken and grilled pork, sliders and grilled burgers. The happy mix of colors will liven up my party, I bet. Thanks!

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Mahi said...

How are you Rathai?! What happened to your Almond cookie post?! Its been a real LONG time.