This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
A Summer Picnic
This past weekend, I thought it would be fun to pack a picnic and take my kids to a nearby pond. As an added bonus, this pond I had in mind has a ton of ducks and geese, and I knew they would love feeding them once we were done with our lunch. I also thought it would be a great excuse to make one of my newest favorite dips – my easy pineapple salsa recipe – to go with a bag of Mission Organics® Tortilla Chips I had picked up from Target.
Fresh Pineapple & Cilantro Salsa Recipe
I love this Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Salsa Recipe because it is made with colorful produce and it packs a ton of well-balanced flavor. This dip is a favorite at summer get-togethers, but it’s also easy enough to put together for a family picnic, if you have 10 minutes to spare.
You start with a fresh pineapple, removing the crown and stem. Cut the pineapple in quarters, then slice off the core. The final step is to cut away the skin, which will leave you juicy, delicious pineapple. The whole process may sound difficult, if you’ve never cut up a pineapple before, but it only takes 2 or 3 minutes. Once you have your fresh pineapple, cut it into small tidbid-sized pieces, and add it to a bowl.
Next comes 2 Roma tomatoes, which you’ll quarter, then scoop the seeds out, and dice into cubes the same size as the pineapple.
Grab a jalapeno, remove the stem, and cut in half. Remove the seeds, and dice into small pieces. Dice a couple of green onions mince a garlic clove and chop up some fresh cilantro. These aromatic additions join the rest of the produce in the bowl.
The final step is to season the fresh pineapple salsa with ground cumin, coriander (optional), and salt and stir the amazing flavors together.
This fresh pineapple salsa gets better as it marinates, so you can definitely make this a day ahead of time!
The Perfect Dip Needs the Perfect Chip
I believe that chips are just as important as the dip, and should be chosen with care. As a conscientious shopper, I always prefer buying organic products for my family. I was super excited to discover Mission Organics Tortilla Chips! Made with only a few organic ingredients, these tortilla chips come in four varieties:
- Blue Corn
- Yellow Corn
- White Corn
When I saw Mission Organics Tortilla Chips at Target, I immediately put them into the cart, and couldn’t wait to pair them with my Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Salsa Recipe!
Reasons You’ll Love Mission Organics® Tortilla Chips
Mission Organics® Tortilla Chips are USDA organic certified and non-GMO project verified. You won’t find any artificial colors or preservatives in these chips!
They’re also incredibly tasty, having the perfect crispness and saltiness to balance out the natural corn flavor. I can honestly say they’re the best tortilla chips I have bought.
Their Yellow Corn and Multigrain chips are new to the market, and you can use their store locator to find an organic bag near you!
Here is a recap of the recipe, in a convenient printable version (in case you want to hang it on your fridge, or pass it out to your friends!):
- 1 pineapple
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 1 jalapeno
- 2 green onions
- 1 glove garlic
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2tsp ground coriander
- salt to taste
- Remove the crown and stem from the pineapple, cut the pineapple in quarters, and cut away the core. Remove the skin, then dice fresh pineapple into tidbit sizes.
- Quarter tomatoes and scoop out seeds. Cut tomatoes into cubes the same size as the pineapples.
- Remove the stem from the jalapeno, and remove the seeds. Cut into small pieces. Dice green onions, mince garlic, and quickly chop cilantro leaves.
- Add diced pineapples, tomatoes, jalapenos, green onions, garlic and cilantro leaves to a bowl, and season with olive oil, cumin, coriander and salt. Stir to mix, and enjoy!
This Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Salsa, along with a bag of Mission Organics Tortilla Chips, was the highlight of our summer picnic at the pond. With only one mild jalapeno in the salsa, even my 2-year-old was scooping heaping piles onto his chips and devouring it! We all had a wonderful time eating by the pond, then feeding the ducks and geese. I think I may make it a weekend tradition this summer 🙂
Be sure to check out Mission Organics Tortilla Chips website for more delicious recipes to try this summer!