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Pineapple Salsa Roja Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt

Special equipment needed:
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
- Mixing bowl
- Spoon

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the diced pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro.

2. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture.

3. Add salt to taste and mix well.

4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
No cooking required.
Serving size:
This recipe makes about 2 cups of salsa, serving 4-6 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 35
Fat: 0.2g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 297mg
Carbohydrates: 8.5g
Fiber: 1.4g
Sugar: 5.4g
Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- If you don't have fresh pineapple, you can use canned pineapple instead.
- If you don't have fresh cilantro, you can use dried cilantro or parsley instead.

- Add diced avocado for a creamier texture.
- Substitute the jalapeno pepper with a serrano pepper for a spicier salsa.
- Add diced mango for a sweeter flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to remove the seeds from the jalapeno pepper to reduce the heat level.
- Use a sharp knife to dice the ingredients for a neater presentation.
- Serve the salsa with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.

Storage instructions:
- Store the salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- This salsa is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salsa in a colorful bowl to showcase the vibrant colors of the ingredients.

- Garnish the salsa with additional cilantro leaves or lime wedges.

- Serve the salsa with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve the salsa with a side of guacamole and pico de gallo for a complete Mexican-inspired appetizer spread.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the salsa is too spicy, add more diced pineapple or tomatoes to balance out the heat.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash all the ingredients thoroughly before using them.
- Store the salsa in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Salsa roja is a traditional Mexican sauce made with tomatoes, chili peppers, and spices.

Flavor profiles:
- This pineapple salsa roja is sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the salsa as an appetizer or as a topping for grilled meats or fish.

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Region: Mexican

Taste: Tangy, Spicy, Sweet, Sour, Fruity, Savory