Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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Grilled Pineapple Salsa

If you haven't tried grilled fruit, you won't believe the mouthwatering flavor that results when sturdy fruits like pineapple and peaches meet a smoky grill. Serve warm grilled fruit with ice cream for dessert, skewer fruit and chicken into a kebab, or try this smoky, spicy salsa on any grilled meat.   

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Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ jalapeno
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt
  • Chopped cilantro

Preparation

1. Build a fire in a charcoal grill, light a gas grill, or preheat a grill pan. 

2. Slice a pineapple into thick round slices. 

3. Oil the grates, and then set each slice of pineapple down carefully. Let them grill for 3-5 minutes, or until they develop nice dark grill marks, then turn slices carefully and repeat. 

4. Remove onto a plate and Start by sautéing a diced onion in a large pot. When onions are translucent, add one chopped butternut squash and 4 chopped apples. Sauté for about 10 minutes or until squash and apples are golden and begin to brown. Add 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin and ½ teaspoon coriander. Add a ½ inch of ginger, either whole or diced, depending on how much ginger flavor you cool. 

5. Meanwhile, dice a red bell pepper, a half to a whole green jalapeño pepper, and half a red onion. 

6. Chop the pineapple into a medium-large dice (don't dice it too small, or it won't hold its texture), and mix with the vegetables. 

7. Dress to taste with lime juice, salt, and chopped cilantro. Garnish with cilantro.

Recipe originally published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Passover 2014 SUBSCRIBE NOW

Joy of Kosher Spring Magazine 2014