Coming to a Taco Night Near You

I’ve talked about our taco nights before. It’s one of our favorite events. And yes, taco night is an event.

There’s the meat. The guac (my favorite!). The cheese. The refried beans. (Because without refried beans, you can’t create a massive double-decker, crunchy shell inside of a soft shell taco.) And of course, the company. Taco night is more than just good food; it’s an evening with some of our favorite people.

And now… there’s this salsa as well. It looks more like a fruit salad than any salsa I’ve ever seen (which explains why Andy enjoyed it), and the flavor, well, let’s just say that I polished off the leftovers all by myself. For dinner.

Ahem. Moving on.

This one comes together pretty quickly, depending on how good you are with a knife. (And whether or not you slice part of your finger while chopping the mango. Details.) It’s bright and fresh, and since it’s good for you, well, then you can feel better about the extra cheese and sour cream that you’ve piled on your double-decker taco. 😀


Mango Pineapple Salsa

1 cup fresh pineapple, diced small
2 cups fresh mango, diced small
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped (I eyeballed this.)
Pinch of salt, to taste

In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients except the salt. Taste the salsa, then season with salt as needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve with your favorite tortilla chips. (I’m thinking these would be a good chip choice.) 

From Brown Eyed Baker, who adapted it from Simply Recipes

Click here for a printable version.

5 thoughts on “Coming to a Taco Night Near You

  1. Yummy salsa recipe! When I was in college, we would have Taco Tuesdays on a pretty regular basis. I think some of my old roomies still do it. 🙂

  2. Beth,
    YUM! I can see myself eating this with a spoon. It looks like the perfect marriage of sweet and spicy.
    We’re having kalua pig for dinner tonight, and we like it with sauteed cabbage, 2 scoop (yes, there’s no “s” there) rice, and fresh pineapple. So I’ll have leftover fresh pineapple tomorrow!

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