Shhh, no one has to know how easy this kicked up pantry salsa is. By combing pantry staples with a few fresh ingredients, this Smoky Jalapeño + Pineapple salsa is ready in less than 5 minutes!
This week my friend Sarah at The Chef Next Door is hosting the Sunday Supper link-up with the theme “Spice is Nice”. If you follow me on SnapChat, you know Sarah and I just went on a little trip together to Ohio a few weeks ago. Be sure to check out her blog, her recipes make me drool every day. Below you’ll find a bunch of other recipes to turn up the heat in your kitchen!
Living in the Midwest, tomato season lasts for a month, maybe two tops. I always try to grow my own to can, but my plants never seem to make it. I’m lucky my Mom always cans a bunch of extra tomatoes for me!
In the dead of winter one year, I discovered pantry salsa and I’ve never turned back! Using canned tomatoes and some fresh ingredients, everyone will be begging for more at your next party or cookout. To lighten up this snack, I’ve made baked tortilla chips, too!
If you’ve never tried pantry salsa before, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon! I make my regular salsa at least once a week, lately twice. We use it for SO much: folded into eggs, inside a wrap and on our tacos on Tuesday. Just store in a mason jar in the fridge and it lasts up to a week.
After I mastered the regular recipe, I’ve experimented with different flavors. This Smoky Jalapeño Pineapple might be our new favorite! Even the kiddos are enjoying it. To make it a bit less spicy, just use the chipotles without extra jalapeño. Chipotles in adobo are actually smoked jalapeños in a can, so they do have a bit of heat to them…mostly smoky flavor, though. You can find a blended version in the ethnic aisle, right next to the regular whole pepper varieties. I always grab a few cans to keep on hand in my pantry.
Since I’m on a Biggest Loser Challenge with my fellow twin moms, I’m always looking for healthy snacks that seem special. Making your own baked chips saves TONS of calories and you won’t believe how crunchy they are. You can get 16 chips for 100 calories! Sometimes I even cut my tortillas into 1/10ths for 20 per serving. Can’t beat that!
Smoky Jalapeño + Pineapple Salsa #SundaySupper
For the Salsa:
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes (don't drain!)
- 2 Tablespoons of blended chipotle in adobo salsa (found in the ethnic aisle)
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple
- 1/2 cup onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 handful of cilantro
- 1/2 seeded jalapeno
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- Juice of one lime
- Salt , to taste
- 8-10 corn tortillas
- Cooking Spray
For the Chips
Heat the oven to 400º.
Cut each tortilla into 1/8ths. Place a cooling rack on top of your cookie sheet. Sprinkle the tortilla triangles on top. Spray with cooking spray.
Bake 5-8 minutes, until crispy and golden. Watch closely because they can burn FAST.
For the salsa
In a large chopper or blender, add diced tomatoes, chipotle in adobo salsa, onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice.
Pulse until onion is chopped. Add 1/4 cup of the pineapple chunks. Pulse again.
Season with salt and cumin. Pour into a mason jar or container. Add the remaining chunks of pineapple.
Store up to a week in mason jar, refrigerated.
This salsa is perfect for your next gathering. Be sure to double the batch, though–people truly LOVE chips and salsa.
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