Over Superbowl weekend I was staying with my best chemistry girl in Nebraska! I ended up getting snowed in there an extra night, and we had to scamper out to the grocery store for food and football snacks. I found a tub of pineapple salsa, and I’ve been having cravings for more ever since. I bought some from a store up here last week, and it was a sad, sad situation!
I’m done with school for a couple weeks, found myself with some free time, a pineapple in the fridge, and decided to get to business. I didn’t take any pictures of the process, because well….this could have ended badly. However, it didn’t! Frankly, I might never improve this recipe because it was easy and fast, and sometimes you need a healthy snack now!
- One Jalapeno, Seeded
- 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
- About One Quarter of a Pineapple
- One Half Tablespoon Garlic Powder
- Plenty of Salt and Pepper
I don’t have a food processor or blender, but I have an off brand Magic Bullet! I threw about half the pineapple in a bullet cup with the cilantro and spices. I started with half the jalapeno….because again….questionable activities here!
The bullet is hard to pulse on, so the first batch got a bit too runny. The salsa from the grocery store was a bit chunky, and I have to say I’m a fan of the chunky salsas. In an attempt to remedy the texture, I threw the other half of the quarter pineapple in the bullet with the rest of the jalapeno, and tried my best to get a rough chop with the magic bullet. It wasn’t a super successful attempt at chunky salsa…..there is no good way to chop with a magic bullet apparently.
Well, there it is folks. Five ingredients and a cheap magic bullet gave me a quick, yummy salsa, albeit one with a smoother texture. I’ll take the easy Wednesday win! Now time to vacuum up some fur bunnies and curl up with my Scout baby for a movie. It’s good to be us this week.