Pixie Dust Food Trends: Pineapple Salsa and Lemon Ginger Martini

Part 1 of 2

So, we had the oh so difficult and laborious task of trying two new food trends out for you guys. Okay, so you won't hear any complaint around here, they were fantastic!

Pixie Dust Food Trends Presents: Pineapple Salsa and the delightful Lemon Ginger Martini.

They were both absolutely scrumptious and I am betting they will be perfect for your next get together or two. Now can we all  just take a moment to oh and ahh over the pictures before we get started?  Pineapple Salsa

Lemon Ginger Martini

I should start off by saying that I LOVE Pineapples!  I mean how could you not?  They are so sweet and delicious and just perfection.  It is just that darn hard shell that makes you dig out the cutting board in order to eat the delicious fruit.  I know I know, that is what stops some of you guys from buying a pineapple.  But, I actually don't hate chopping one up. After I learned how to pick out a pineapple, look for one that is golden and not green and smells sweet, I was hooked!  However, I had never made a pineapple boat before.  I was scared y'all.  I only purchased one pineapple and we did not have time to go back to the store before our guests would arrive!  But, it's okay it turned out beautifully.  Don't you think?  

Here are the steps!  It is not hard at all and didn't take much time.  Win, win!! 

Step One: Stand up your pineapple and cut just to the right of the top.  You will leave about 2/3 of the pineapple in tact. Do as you wish with the other 1/3.  I cut it up and gave it to my daughter to snack on, she is also a big fan of pineapple. Again, how can you not be a fan of pineapple? 

Step One of Pineapple Salsa

Step Two: Run your knife around the inside edge to loosen the pineapple flesh from the outer shell.  Then you are going to want to criss-cross cut the pineapple in order to easily scoop out the flesh.  Make sure you have a sharp knife for this step.  You will be cutting away the core which can be quite tough, or maybe I am just weak.  That is a strong possibility. 

Step Two: Pineapple Salsa

Step Three: Using a metal spoon or something durable, scoop out the flesh and juice.  We used an ice cream scoop and it worked pretty well!

Pineapple Salsa Ingredients

Step Four:  Combine All the Ingredients, making sure you chopped your pineapple chunks to bite sized pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place back inside your pineapple. Easy Peasy! 

Ingredients we used:

  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • Half a Can of Diced Green Chilies
  • Half a Lime, juiced
  • A few springs of cilantro
  • A few slices of onion, diced (we used white because if was available but I would have preferred red)

The mix between the sweet pineapple and the slightly spicy diced green chilies was a great combination, if you prefer something with more kick just add a diced up jalapeno. 

Pineapple Salsa

 And for the Cinnamon and Sugar Chips

I just preheated my oven to 350 degrees, sliced up some tortillas, sprayed them with cooking spray, and dusted both sides with sugar and cinnamon.  I would check them after 5 minutes, flip them, and then cook them for another minute or two.  Or, until they look crispy but before they are burnt! 

Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Chips

 Be sure Check Back for the Second Part of this Blog to Find out the Recipe for the Lemon Ginger Martini 

August 03, 2016 — Brandi Batten
Tags: Food Trends