Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa
Aren't taco bowls the best? Any meal that requires chips has my name all over it. Not to mention, I've literally never made the same taco bowl twice, and I've never been unsatisfied! I thought I'd share a salsa recipe with you that you can swap out from the typical tomato-based one that is popular with most taco recipes. It's not to say that I don't love tomato based salsa! I think it adds an incredible flavour! The idea to change it up came from a client who was experiencing chronic inflammation, persistent food allergies, and gut issues.
Pineapple & Inflammation
Pineapple is a unique fruit because while it doesn't have a large protein content, it remains the highest food source of the digestive enzyme bromelain. Bromelain helps proteins digest into their amino acid counterparts. This is especially important in those with IBS, food allergies or leaky gut, as these conditions decrease nutrient assimilation, and increase the permeability of the intestinal lining where nutrient assimilation happens. But, bromelain also acts as a systemic enzyme, blocking the signals of metabolites which cause inflammation in cells.
Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa
1/2 cup pineapple chopped
1 large jalapeño pepper, chopped
Juice of one lime + 2 tsp lime zest
1 handful cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 of a red onion, diced
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Dice up the pineapple, jalapeño pepper, cilantro and red onion finely. Put these in a bowl, then add the lime juice, and grate some lime zest with a small grater. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.