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Easy Pineapple Avocado Summer Salsa

Easy Pineapple Avocado Salsa Recipe

This Gluten Free Pineapple Avocado Salsa is going to hit the spot on those hot summer days.

Yes. I said it. Summer.

I know. It is hard to believe that even though Spring feels as if it just began, Summer is officially starting TODAY..at least for my boys. This is the last day of school before they are out for summer break.

It completely snuck up on me.

So? This is our signal to the beginning of… Summer camp. Endless hours in the pool. Weeks of fun at the beach. Art projects. Hot hot weather. Oh yeah..and air conditioning. Lots and lots of air-conditioning.

I suppose it is time to start getting into the summer cooking (or the absence of it) mode.  I am mentally digging through my recipes that are great for our hot Arizona summer days.

Did I mention how grateful we are for  that air-conditioning?

This Gluten Free (and everything-else-free) Pineapple Avocado Salsa is just one of those repices that fits the bill perfectly. The unbelievably sweet pineapple sitting on my counter, right next to the perfectly ripe avocado, reminded me of this delicious pairing.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pineapple Avocado Salsa

The boys love snacking on this salsa with Organic White Corn Tortilla chips. And they think it is a total treat when I top my citrus-marinated flank steak tacos with it.  They call those tacos an “easy dinner”…with “easy” referring to the fact that they do not roll their eyes at their plates and can devour more than one helping without any prodding from Mom and Dad.

This perfect summer appetizer is such a deliciously simple recipe and it is packed with only good things. It is fresh, fun, healthy, and totally colorful.

Oh..It also might just put you in the mood for a refreshing cocktail. I have a few of those up my sleeve, too. I will be sharing them soon. Consider yourself warned.

Easy Pineapple Avocado Salsa Recipe

Easy Pineapple Avocado Summer Salsa



Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Soy Free

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1 large Lime (or 2 medium sized Limes)
  • 1 Teaspoon Raw Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Pineapple – cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 ripe Avocados – cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Anaheim Pepper – seeded and finely diced (for more heat, use Jalapeno Pepper)
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion – finely diced
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro – finely chopped

Directions:

1. Whisk together: Juice of Limes, Honey , and Sea Salt in small bowl. Set aside.

2.  In medium serving bowl add: Diced Pineapple, Diced Avocado, Diced/Seeded Pepper, Diced Red Onion, and Chopped Fresh Cilantro.

3.  Pour Lime/Honey Mixture over Pineapple/Avocado Mixture. Toss to combine. Add additional Sea Salt, to taste, if desired.

4. Serve with Organic Tortilla Chips or top Steak or Chicken Tacos with it.

21 Comments
  1. On May 20, 2011 Jeanine said

    This salsa is so perfectly ME! Definitely going to be trying it. May wait for more heat first though. ;) We’ve got nice weather lately, but no where near “HOT” yet, maybe 23*C. I can’t believe your kids are off for the summer already. I think we have another 5 weeks of school here, but I’m sure looking forward to it already!

    • On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      I cannot believe you guys still have another month left of school! Yikes! But..that is how I remember it was for us growing up. We did not get out until mid-to-late June and then we went back after Labor Day. Here, they go back mid-August which just seems so wrong! I love this salsa. I can even just eat it with a spoon! Good and refreshing! ;)

  2. On May 20, 2011 AndreAnna said

    HOLLA! (What? You can take the girl outta Jersey and all that…)

    This looks amazing and I love the sweet salas. Can’t wait for Iowa to get on board with the whole summer thing so I can sit outside and shove this in my martini-hole.

    • On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      HOLLA!! (hmm…just does not sound right coming from a west coast girl like myself)
      I just wish we could sit together while stuffing our martini-holes with this and some martinis! ;)

  3. On May 20, 2011 Carol, Simply...Glut said

    I understand about summer – it is hot here in Florida too. This is the perfect thing for topping grilled fish or with those chips and cocktails you mentioned! So wish we lived closer, I would be right over!
    xo,
    c

    • On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Carol, I totally love this salsa on grilled fish and in shrimp tacos. And one of these days we will be sitting on the beach together (on one coast or the other) drinking our cocktails and eating wonderful food!
      xo
      k

  4. On May 20, 2011 Tina @mgfv said

    Hi Kim,

    How did you know that avocado and pineapple are two of my favorite things? This recipe sounds delicious — and perfect for summer! Thanks — Tina.

    • On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Tina, I made this recipe just for you! LOL ;) The pineapple and avocado go so perfectly together and are just right for the hot summer days.

  5. On May 21, 2011 InTolerantChef said

    I could so go for this even though it’s FREEZING on this side of the world. It would let me make belive it was summer for just a little while!

    • On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Intolerant Chef! I would gladly send a batch of this salsa right over just so you could pretend it was hot and summery there! LOL

  6. On May 21, 2011 Maggie said

    Kim! This sounds like the perfect pairing. I can’t wait to try it! I am so thankful for air-conditioning too! It’s such a blessing! I hope you and the boys have a great summer. xo

    • On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks, Maggie! This is a perfect salsa for the kids because it is sweet. And we would be lost without air conditioning here! We would seriously melt…or we would just have to move! LOL
      xo
      k

  7. On May 21, 2011 The Healthy Apple said

    I love your blog; so happy to have found it and this recipe is amazing. I love summer fruity salsas and this is going to be great with gluten-free chips and veggies.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    • On May 26, 2011 Amber said

      This is perfect! I was looking for something cool and refreshing (the high here is 93 today!) and I think it will go perfectly with the shrimp tacos I was planning to make for dinner, thanks! :)

      • On May 27, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

        Thanks Amber! It was in the 90′s here today today! If I had a fresh pineapple, I would have totally made this salsa again today. And it is really good with shrimp tacos. Hope you like it! ;)

  8. On May 26, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

    Thanks so much, Amie! This is a great summer salsa. Slightly sweet and perfect with chips or fish! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! ;)
    PS I love your blog too! ;)

  9. On May 30, 2011 Sylvia said

    Hi! Love your blog especially your ‘Cook It Allergy Free’ recipes. Am an avid follower of your website. Glad that I found your site.

    • On May 31, 2011 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      HI Sylvia! Thank you so much for the kind words about my site! I am so glad that you like it! Let me know if you ever have any questions! ;) Kim

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