This Simple Pineapple Salsa is perfect for taco night, a party appetizer or even makes a great salad topping. Also delicious paired with fish taco bites from Dr. Praeger’s.
Pineapple salsa in da house!
Can you tell I’m craving warmer weather?
Pretty sure all of us Michiganders here are about done with the cold. Buuttt it’s only the end of February and we all know winter weather typically lasts well into the early spring months. Michigan weather is “like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” So there is really no sense in complaining about it. It is what it is.
But what we can do is think warm, happy thoughts and fill our bellies with tropical food like pineapple salsa and fish taco bites, right?!
Yes, I said FISH TACO BITES.
I’m super pumped to be partnering with Dr. Praeger’s as one of their ambassadors for 2018. Have you guys heard of them? Dr. Praeger’s carries a wide variety of quick-frozen products suitable for everyone from tots to teens to time-starved adults looking for a quick meal.
With Dr. Praeger’s you’ll find
- recognizable ingredients — vegetables, herbs and grains people know and love.
- products serving a variety of dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
- OU Kosher certified, and many are Non-GMO Project Verified and certified Gluten Free.
- High-quality ingredients that include a diverse range of vegetables, sustainably caught fish and plant-based oils.
Now I am not one to always go for frozen food, but mainly that is because what I remember about frozen packaged products were the not-so-great offerings in my early twenties (i.e. diet dinners). But the food industry is constantly evolving and there are MUCH more healthier options now –Dr. Praeger’s being one of them. AND your local grocers are catching on and providing more healthy options too – yay!
Use Dr. Praeger’s store locater here.
Working as a food blogger doesn’t mean I always have homemade meals at the ready. I wish I did but I am strapped for time just like so many of you! I’ve been loving having Dr. Praeger’s in the freezer for quick healthy side dishes or even their veggie burgers for a plant-based lunch. Highly recommend giving them a try.
But now for the
Simple Pineapple Salsa
So to serve alongside these fish taco bites I decided to whip up some pineapple salsa for you. And it couldn’t be easier. Just takes a little bit of chopping but really simple. You can prep the salsa while the fish taco bites are in the oven 😉
what you need
red bell pepper
favorite tortilla chips
This recipe is a take on one from the caterers at my old job. The team always loved when pineapple salsa would show up on the menu and we’d often snack on it throughout the rest of the day after lunch. It’s been a while since I’ve had it but I did my best to remember what it was like. As soon as I dug my first chip in, I was immediately reminded of all the good times (and long days) at those photoshoots.
Mission accomplished – the pineapple salsa tastes just like I remember.
Pair this pineapple salsa with the fish taco bites from Dr. Praeger’s and you’ve got yourself one fun and delicious combo. The fish taco bites are crispy tortilla coated bites of wild caught Pollock with lime, cilantro and jalapeño. They have the best crunch, perfect amount of flavor and not too “fishy” at all for the apprehensive seafood people.
This would be great for taco night appetizers, a side dish, or you could even throw the fish taco bites and pineapple salsa on a bed of greens for a simple salad!
Which is what I had for lunch the other day :-D
For the salsa:
- 1lb pineapple, diced (about 3 cups)
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
- 1 small red onion, diced (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- juice of two limes
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Dr. Praeger’s Fish Taco Bites
- Tortilla chips
- salad greens
- Start the fish taco bites and cook according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile prepare the salsa by dicing the pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro.
- Add all of the chopped ingredients into a large bowl, plus juice of two limes and sea salt; stir gently with large spoon.
- Once fish taco bites are done remove from baking sheet and place on serving tray.
- Serve pineapple salsa and fish taco bites as an appetizer, side dish, or on bed of greens for a fun salad combo. Enjoy the pineapple salsa and fish taco bite night!
This is how I cut my pineapple: watch here
Cook Time refers to time needed to bake Fish Taco Bites.
Store leftover pineapple salsa in covered container in fridge; enjoy within 5-7 days.