Almost like a trip to the Caribbean, our Tortuga Bay Salsa Mix is designed to take fruit to the next level. It combines the tastes of traditional jerk seasoning with rum and mint flavors. We make this salsa most often with canned pineapple, red peppers and green onions (pictured) because it tastes great and is really quick to make. Sometimes we add mango because it tempers the pineapple’s sweetness a bit. It’s delicious both ways served with tortilla chips for salty, sweet, hot, and cooling flavor layers! Your guests will love this Caribbean appetizer.
OTHER DELICIOUS WAYS TO SERVE THIS SALSA FOR EASY ENTERTAINING:
With Mixed Fruit: In the summer when fresh fruits are less expensive, we often go to a fruit mix, like a mix of mango, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, but virtually any fruit combination works, so use your favorites! The Caribbean heat and flavors are beautifully complimented by cool fruit, surprising but delicious in a fruit salad. For a mixed fruit salsa, we add red peppers and green onions and serve it either with tortilla chips or as a relish for grilled chicken, pork or fish. Tortuga Bay Mixed Fruit Salad with strawberries, blueberries and honeydew melon is pictured.
With Cranberries: In the fall and winter, when cranberries are in season, we often use fresh cranberries and green onions with orange marmalade and orange juice or orange liquor (pictured). The fusion of Caribbean and New England is delightful and a different taste fusion, so if you're looking for something innovative and delicious, this is just the thing for parties. It's particularly tasty with wine and seasonal ales. See SALSA RECIPES for directions for Tortuga Bay Cranberry Salsa.
Cracker Spread: Both Tortuga Bay Pineapple and Cranberry Salsas are beautiful poured over a brick of cream cheese and served with crackers (pictured with pineapple). The cranberry salsa can also be stirred into the cream cheese, but give this version at least an hour for the flavors to fully blend before serving.
Relish: Both Tortuga Bay Cranberry Relish and Tortuga Bay Pineapple Relish (pictured) are amazing with Roast Pork Loin. They are also perfect with grilled pork loin or chicken. This is a great way to reinvent the meat served at dinner parties.
Tacos: Take tacos up a notch: Prepare pork, chicken or fish tacos and use one of the versions of our Tortuga Bay Salsa for inspired flavors at parties or Family Taco Nights.
Makes about 3-4 cups.
No artificial colors, ingredients or preservatives added.
Ingredients: Granulated onion, sucralose, cayenne pepper, mint, black pepper, natural flavors, spices.
Allergen Information: Some ingredients packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts.