Finally, May is here. That means I’m getting ready for Cinco de Mayo! I love, love, love Mexican food, and finally (and hopefully), the boys do too!
It took a while but we now have Taco Tuesdays at our house. And this next Friday we’re hosting a little Cinco de Mayo get-together where I’ll be cooking some of my favorite Mexican recipes. So this week, my blog will be all about delicious, flavorful and spicy food!
At the top of my list: GUACAMOLE! This was the first recipe posted on my blog, which you can find here. Always a crowed pleaser, so you should double the recipe if you ever try it for a small group of people. Try it, you’ll know what I mean! Awesome with nachos, but also great with chicken, tacos, fajitas, toast and more!
So this week’s first recipe is a Pineapple Salsa. It tastes so ‘fresh’, it will make you think of summer. And I bet you’ll want to eat it all summer long as well. Great with nachos, baked tortillas, or on top of some grilled chicken. Great for pool parties, diners or just for a snack. It’s really healthy, well, until you add the chips!!!
This recipe calls for an entire pineapple; you may think it’s a lot, but once you’ll start to eat it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t used two!
What you need:
1 pineapple, cut into small cubes
1\4 cup of fresh cilantro
1 small red onion
2 tbs. lime juice
1 small tomato
salt and pepper
Really easy. Cut everything into small cubes. Place in a bowl. Add the chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place in the fridge for about an hour before serving. You can keep it in the fridge for at least 4-5 days in an airtight container. Serve with nacho chips, or on top of anything really!
This week’s recipes are really spicy. I will be using a lot of jalapenos, but if you’re not a fan of the heat, use less jalapeno or just leave them out of the recipe. My kids are not fans of the spiciness, maybe because I’ve had a bit too much of Frank’s Hot Sauce while pregnant (but I was craving for it), who knows! So all these recipes can be kids friendly without the peppers/jalapenos.
So, if you are into Mexican food like myself, you should really try this recipe. It’ll make you feel like you’re in Mexico enjoying the beautiful Mexican sun, while here in Ottawa it’s freezing and pouring rain outside all day long.
Oh, and don’t forget to let me know what you think of this awesome pineapple salsa me amigo.