As much as I love fruit in savory dishes, it should be no surprise that I also love fruit salsas. Guacamole is one of my favorite dips, even though I don’t make it at home much. A few weeks ago we had tacos on our menu board and a thought just hit me, what if you combined a fruit salsa and guacamole? After a few tries, this is what I came up with and it is delicious!
Let’s get to it!
If you’ve never cut up an avocado, it can seem tricky but it’s actually not. I find the best method is to first cut the avocado in half lengthwise and take the pit out by giving it a whack with the sharp end of your knife. The pit will then stick to your knife and with a twist it will come out. Then I like to dice the avocado in its skin before I scoop it out with a spoon (or my thumb).
Start by adding your chopped avocado to a medium bowl and sprinkling it with the juice of one of the limes. This will ensure it doesn’t turn brown. Stir it to coat the avocado completely in the lime juice.
Now add your red onion, jalapeño, pineapple, and salt. I don’t use jalapeños a ton in cooking so I like to chop mine up wearing rubber gloves. If you haven’t chopped jalapeños much either, I recommend using gloves so that the juice don’t sting your hands. This is true with all spicy peppers (i know for a lot of you jalapeños aren’t really that “spicy”, but I’m a wimp). I also remove the seed to reduce the spice but you can keep them if you want more kick to your guacamole.
Now add the juice of the other lime and mix everything together. The ripe avocado will break down a little which is perfect. Taste and add more salt to your liking.
This dip is a refreshing hybrid between guacamole and fruit salsa. It’s delicious on chicken or pork tacos. I bet it would be tasty with fish too. Obviously, it’s also great on tortilla chips. It’s also a great addition to a snack dinner with some crostini, pita chips, or those sweet potato chips for dipping.
Because of the avocado, I recommend eating this within a day of making it. Even with the acid from the lime juice, it will turn brown.
- 2 very ripe medium avocados chopped into bite-sized chunks
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 cups finely diced fresh pineapple
- 1 jalapeño finely diced
- 1/4 red onion finely diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add avocado to a medium bowl and sprinkle it with juice of 1 lime. Stir it to coat.
- Add red onion, jalapeño (see post about seeds), pineapple, and salt.
- Pour in juice of other lime and mix.
- Taste for salt.