Monday, 30 April 2012

Pineapple, Cucumber and Sweetcorn Salsa

I'm not a big fan of the fresh tomatoes we get in the UK...even the vine ripened ones taste too tomatoey for my liking! I will eat those big, sweet juicy (and ugly) tomatoes you get abroad and can't get over here though....for some reason, our supermarkets won't sell ugly but great tasting fresh produce, but that's another story. 

Anyway, the reason I came up with this recipe was to find something to replace fresh tomatoes in a salsa. When I googled, I couldn't 
believe how many different salsa recipe there were, made up with all sorts of different fruits instead of tomatoes. I love fresh pineapple, so decided to go for a pineapple salsa and bung in various left over ingredients I had in the fridge.
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • ½ cup drained tinned sweetcorn (or fresh cooked sweetcorn)
  • ½ cup cucumber, diced
  • ½ small onion, diced finely
  • 1 tbsp picked jalapeño peppers, de-seeded and chopped
  • Fresh chopped coriander/cilantro leaves or flat leaf parsley to taste
  • Juice of half a lime
  • A dash or two of hot chilli sauce (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients together, adding hot chilli sauce and chopped herbs to taste.
Serve with veggie burgers/sausages, Mexican food, barbecued food or with tortilla chips for dipping. Pin It


  1. I never think UK tomatoes taste tomatoey enough! Although I think I'm saying the same thing. I think off the shelf tomatoes have improved in recent years but I recommend growing your own. You can get varieties which are easy to grow in pots outside. A bit of sun and I can confirm they're fantastic. I like growing the yellow cherry type.

    Also if you don't like tomatoes, you could try any fruit (which tomato is) which has some sour / sweet balance. Plums might even work!

  2. Great tips, thanks. I do grow my own cherry toms, but feed them to the rest of the family!

  3. This looks so delicious! I didn't realise you could make salsa with fruit. It looks perfect for a barbecue or a potluck picnic, definitely saving this one for summer.

  4. Liking the sound of this.

  5. This must be delicious! I note!

  6. Just popped by to let you know that I have awarded you the Kreative Blogger and Sunshine award.I chose your blog because it is absolutely great and your pics are brill.
    I hope you are thrilled as I was to receive them. :-)

  7. Aww thanks Jen, that's really sweet of you xx

  8. Oooh yum! Definitely will be doing this next week.Thanks for linking up with Viva veg!


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