Grilled Pineapple Pear Salsa

Recipe for original Recipe before changes: www.carlsbadcravings.com

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 ripe pineapple, trimmed and sliced into 1/2″ rounds
  • 1 large medium-firm pear, sliced into 1/4” slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and cut in half (so you have 2 quarters of whole onion)
  • 1 whole jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Grease grill and heat to medium high heat.
  2. Drizzle red onions with olive oil and thread onto a skewer (if using a wooden skewer, soak skewer in water for at least 30 minutes beforehand). Drizzle pears, red bell pepper quarters, and jalapeno with olive oil to lightly coat.
  3. Working in batches as needed depending on grill size, grill pineapple and vegetables at medium high heat (uncovered) until tender crisp and lightly charred all over, about 12 minutes for the onions, turning occasionally, about 8-10 minutes for the pineapple, or until caramelized, flipping once, 6 minutes for the red bell peppers, flipping once, 4 minutes for the pears, flipping once, and jalapeno for 3-5 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. Once cool enough to handle, dab (or rinse) off any excess oil with paper towels and chop pineapple (cutting around core), pears, red bell peppers, and onions. Devein and deseed jalapeno and dice, reserving some of the seeds if desired.
  5. Reserve the jalapeno and toss the pineapple, pears, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, ginger, cumin and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Add half of the jalapeno and more to taste if desired. If you would like it spicier, add some of the jalapeno seeds to taste as well.
  6. Can be served immediately or even better chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 10.0
calories 8
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 30 mg 1 %
Potassium 44 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 1 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 0 g 1 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 30 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron