drunken fruit salsa, fruit salsa, tropical salsa

Drunken Fruit Salsa

drunken fruit salsa, fruit salsa, tropical salsa

Spice up your dinner with this zesty tropical fruit salsa. Spicy hot and not too sweet, this drunken fruit salsa is jammed packed with fruits, avocado, grilled peppers and tequila. Perfect for dipping tortilla chips and even better over grilled fish, chicken or pork.

What’s not to love about tequila in your salsa? It gives this sweet and spicy salsa just that added kick! My favorite way to enjoy this salsa is with Grilled Halibut or Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. Oh yeah…and with some wine. Or a margarita. Or a beer.

Drunken Fruit Salsa


1 cup chopped pineapple

1 cup chopped mango

1 1/2 cups seeded, chopped tomatoes

5-6 small tri-colored sweet peppers {most common color you will find is red}

1 avocado, chopped

1/4 cup chopped red onion

2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, finely chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, finely chopped

1/3 cup of fresh cilantro, minced

2 tablespoons of tequila

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 teaspoon of salt salt to taste


1. On the grill or under a preheated broiler, roast the sweet peppers until the skin is evenly charred (yes black) on all sides. Peel away and remove the pepper skins, then stem, seed and dice the peppers.

2. In a glass bowl, combine peppers, pineapple, mango, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, serrano chiles, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, tequila, lime juice and salt. Stir gently to mix ingredients.

3. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes to allow blending of flavors. Check seasoning before serving and add salt accordingly.

{ Rachel’s suggested wine pairings }

The fruity flavors in this salsa make Torrontes an excellent wine to pair with this salsa. A Sancerre, {Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley in France} is also a good pick. Sancerre is fresh, crisp and bright with kickin’ acidity, allowing it to work well with the heat in the salsa. This wine pairs beautifully with the salsa, especially if you are serving alongside white fish.


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