Chips and salsa. It’s a staple at most parties, gatherings, festivities, BBQ’s, potlucks, etc… Sure, you can buy a jar at the store, you’ll even have a bazillion brands and flavors to chose from. Surely you can find SOMETHING that fits your taste prefence… Unless you’re me. I still have yet to find a storebought salsa I truly LOVE. And I’m ok with that. Why force myself to love a food I didn’t make at home or that isn’t fresh?
When you make it at home you can also customize it to your liking. Adding more or less heat, sugar, salt, etc… I love a fruity mild salsa. My husband hates it. See, there’s no pleasing everyone.
I used fresh fruit in this salsa, BUT, if you can’t find fresh pineapple and peach, you know what? Just use the stuff from a can (or a jar). Roasting fresh pineapple and peach really bring out the sweetness in them, but it isn’t 100% essential. In the end, it’s the combination of the sweet fruit, crunchy vegetables, and kick from the jalapeno that really makes this salsa a delicious appetizer. Or meal. In fact, last night for dinner, we had chips, salsa and guacamole as our meal. And I might have it again today for lunch. I mean, salsa is basically just a salad served on a salty chip. Justification. It’s a beautiful thing.