Join the crowd! In recent years, fruit salsa has become a favorite of salsa lovers everywhere. With carribean flavors from banana, mango, pineapple and papaya as well as traditional american fruits such as peach and orange, you can see that there is no lack of taste.
Of course, the main ingredient of traditional salsas is still the chile pepper. The contrast between the sweetness of the fruit and the heat of the peppers, seem to make a perfect combination.
If you want to try your hand with a homemade recipe, this one from Nancy Gerlach, R.D., Food Editor of Fiery-Foods.com , is both tasty and it brings the heat!
Mango Banana Habanero Salsa
– 2 ripe mangos, peeled and diced
– 1 banana, diced
– 1/4 cup purple onion, minced
– 1 habanero chile, stem removed, minced
– 1/4 cup orange juice
– 2 tablespoons lime juice
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
Combine all ingredients and allow to sit in refrigerator for an hour to blend flavors.
Nancy Gerlach has authored many books on cooking with peppers, including The Pepper Pantry: Habanero.
Fruit salsas are often used as a garnish for chicken, and have become a favorite accompaniment to many Carribean seafood recipes.