Monday, July 26, 2021

Pineapple Basil Salsa for Grilled Meat & Leftover Salsa Rice

I was grilling a couple ham steaks and wanted to serve something a little summery as a condiment to go with them. This Pineapple Basil Salsa was perfect. Why basil instead of cilantro or parsley? Because it grew very well in the planter with tomatoes this year:@) This was super simple using canned pineapple, I just had to cut up a few vegetables and squeeze a lime. Wa-la, dinner was served. Now, you know your crowd, not jalapeno fans? Use all sweet peppers. Fire lovers? Use all hot peppers. This is a nice fresh tasting side dish, perfect with grilled ham, chicken or pork. It's probably pretty good as a dip with tortilla chips too.

Salsa Rice:
I'd guess one 20 oz can of pineapple made about 3 C of salsa.
I had 1/2 C salsa leftover.
Cooked 1/2 C long grain rice with 3/4 C water in my 3 quart Instant Pot.
Then mixed it with the salsa. 
A very nice way to use up leftover salsa folks, any flavor of salsa (Pico de Gallo Rice here).

Pineapple Basil Salsa
20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice, drained (a mesh strainer is best)
1/2 C peppers, any combination-I used 2 jalapenos and some red bell pepper for color
1/2 C diced sweet onion
juice from one lime
1-2 tsp sugar
2 Tblsp fresh basil, minced ~or~ fresh cilantro ~or~ fresh parsley
pinch salt and some freshly ground black pepper
~Mix everything and serve.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. I am not a cilantro fan so I love the sub of basil for salsa, and mixing it with rice is a great idea. I'm sure it was wonderful with ham!

  2. Basil sounds like the perfect addition to your salsa. I need to pick up a ham steak for a quick meal, using your salsa.

  3. Sounds wonderful! I'd happily eat it with a spoon, too!

  4. Hi Lynn,
    I love the combination of pineapple and basil for a salsa, this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,547. Hope you are having a great summer and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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