According to Seinfeld people only eat salsa because the like to say “SSSSalsa!” But I remember the first time I had fresh salsa as a teenager, I abandoned the chip and used a spoon.

We also love variations on the traditional tomato salsa. My grandfather in California gave us peaches and nectarines last week. I canned 14 half pints of nectarine salsa as soon as we got home. It is the one benefit of winter (non-gardening season,) opening jars of like this.

You can make variations on salsa by substituting many different fruits for the tomatoes. Our favorite is:
1 lg can crushed pineapple
4 diced mangos
handful of torn cilantro leaves
1 red onion, diced
2 sereno chillis, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tlb lemon or lime juice
dash of salt

The first time we ate mango salsa it was served on an Ahi tuna steak sandwich with blue cheese. We added the pineapple one time when mangos were running a bit expensive and decided that we preferred it that way. My kids love it with chips.

Last night we tried SSSSalsa! with cucumbers instead of tomatoes. It tasted so green and crisp.
We have also tried raspberries as a substitute, but I wasn’t impressed. Any other suggestions?

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