On Maui, we have an abundance of amazing tropical and non-tropical fruits and vegetables and herbs year-round. One of my greatest joys in life is combing fruits and/or vegetables into tasty dishes or condiments to serve alongside dinner. Tropical salsa is one of those dishes, and it can be served on cooked fish, in chicken or fish tacos, on pancakes or ice cream, or even cake! The options are seemingly endless. Here is my recipe for Maui Tropical Salsa.
- 1 kiwi
- 1 mango
- 8 strawberries
- 8 medium pineapple cubes
- 1/2 lime
- 5 medium sized mint leaves
- As you prepare each fruit, add it to a food processor
- Slice mango (skin removed) into large chunks
- Slice kiwi (skin removed) into large chunks
- Remove tops of strawberries
- Add cubes of pineapple
- Add the mint leaves
- Squeeze half a lime into the mixture
- Use your food processor to chop and blend your fruit ingredients
I suggest a food processor because you’ll want to chop the fruit into small cubes about the size of a marble or less. A food processor can do this swiftly and accurately. I use my food processor to chop into even smaller pieces so the fruit juices blend together at the same time. You can do this by hand, but the food processor saves time.
The salsa is best served over grilled chicken or fish. See my blog post for Spicy Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa for inspiration!