We've been eating lots of salsa on paleo – our favorite brand is Herdez because its only ingredients are tomatoes, onions, and spices and you can buy it everywhere!
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Due to recent health issues I am having, I am trying to stay on a more anti-inflammatory track with my eating and tomatoes are said by some experts to cause inflammation – but boy, do I love them! Xaver started experimenting with making homemade salsa alternatives for us to eat on more than just our morning eggs. We've also started eating more fish and tomato sauces and fish just don't float our boat.
This salsa is great with chips (these Good Health Avocado Oil Potato Chips W/ Sea Salt 24- 1.25 oz Bags also are yummy with this salsa) but also great with fish or chicken! Make it in a jiffy when guests are coming over and they'll never know they are eating paleo. Also, we made this at a recent barbecue and the kids could not keep their hands off of it – they ate an entire batch by themselves. Yes, the 2 year old, 4 year old, 7 year old, and 11 year old ate ALL of the Paleo Pineapple Salsa!!!
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Xaver's Paleo Pineapple Salsa
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, Diced
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro, Chopped
- 1/2 Red Onion, Diced
- Juice from 1/2 Lime
- 2 Jalapenos, Diced
- Dash of Ground Cumin
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- After dicing all ingredients, mix together thoroughly. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
- Use Serrano Chiles for a spicier salsa.
- Calories: 25
- Sugar: 4.5g
- Sodium: 1mg
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 6.5g
- Fiber: 0.8g
- Protein: 0.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
We've also grilled the pineapple in slices with whatever fish or chicken we were going to eat it with, before cutting up the pineapple into chunks to make the salsa. This makes the salsa extra swet and gives it a bit of a smoky flavor.
If you'd like to try something fruity with a spicy kick, this paleo pineapple salsa is just the ticket. Add mango or other fruits if you like. This salsa is also a great alternative to tomato based salsas if you have acid reflux or suffer from heartburn from acidic foods.
Let us know if you try this recipe and what variation you try if any.
About the Author
Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.