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Fruit Salsa

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Serves four to five.

This salsa adds a sweet, spicy accent to Grilled Pork Tenderloin, and can be made with nearly any fruit: peaches, nectarines, grapes, oranges (or a mix of oranges and grapefruit), apricots, plums, pineapple, mangos, tomatoes, or avocados. You could also use fresh corn kernels, cooked and cooled first.

  • 1-1/2 cups fruit (see the note above), cut into small dice, or cooked corn kernels
  • 1/4 medium red onion, cut into small dice, or 2 scallions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 yellow or red bell pepper, cut into small dice
  • 1 fresh jalapeño or other hot chile, cored, seeded, and minced
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice or rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix all the ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste, in a medium bowl. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on five servings; Calories (kcal): 35; Fat (g): fat g 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 0; Protein (g): protein g 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 9; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 230; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 1;

Photo: Scott Phillips

This is one of my go-to summer side recipes. In addition to the grilled pork tenderloin, it partners nicely with grilled shrimp or fish.

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