Pineapple Green Chile Salsa
Ever since I discovered frozen green chiles at Trader Joes, I've been a bit obsessed. I never used to think much of them until I met a friend from New Mexico who SWORE by them. I'd never had one that was spicy enough for my taste and all but wrote them off after that. I was SO WRONG. The green chiles I've gotten from TJ's have been every bit as spicy as a jalapeno and I LOVE their flavor. I also LOVE a little fruit in my salsa. Sweet and spicy is such a legendary combination.
Pineapple's healing enzymes and nutrients act as scrubbing mechanisms that help clean up and flush out sticky mucus and debris that can build up in the liver. It also helps to dissolve gallstones, and an excellent cleansing and detoxifying fruit. Pineapples also boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid in digestion. They are a great source of vitamin C and manganese (important antioxidants), and a great way to get in dietary fiber.
Pineapples also contain high amounts of thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, that is vital in the body's production of energy. If losing weight is your goal, don't feel like you have to miss out on pineapple. They are surprisingly low in calories, despite their sweetness.
This is a quick and easy one. It takes less than 20 minutes to have a fresh salsa to put on salads, in wraps, or to serve at a party. You can also store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
2 cups of fresh pineapple, finely diced
1 cup of frozen green chiles, defrosted
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup of cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
Combine chopped pineapple, green chiles, yellow onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, and salt and mix gently with a spatula. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.