I am lovin’ the produce market, right now!  All my favorite fruits are arriving – fresh and ripe!  Peaches and plums have been really good, thus far, although a decent apricot still alludes me.  Don’t know what happened to the apricots, but they have been disappointing me for years, now.  Oh well…

Tonight I made an Asian-inspired salsa (Asian, because I used sambal oelek instead of jalapeños to spice it up) and grilled a plantain that had been sitting around for a while.  I probably could have left the plantain for a few more days – it was a bit starchier than I would have preferred, but a bit of honey and allspice helped cure that.

The salsa went atop a chicken breast I had marinated in Moore’s Teriyaki Marinade and then grilled.  Rice on the side and dinner was served.

Fresh Fruit Salsa

  • 3 cups diced fruit (I used 3 peaches and 2 plums)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp sambal oelec (or diced hot peppers of your choice)
  • pinch of salt

Mix and enjoy.

Amounts are approximate.  You can make salsa with one peach if you like – just adjust the other ingredients to your liking.

And ANY ripe fruit will work.  Use your imagination and have fun with it!