Apple Salsa (trust me)

Literally,nobody has ever believed me once when I’ve suggested apple salsa. They scrunc hup their noses, take a minute to think about it, and then quickly tell me “Nope.”I don’t blame them, I felt the same way at first. I already don’t LOVE fruit salsas, and I don’t necessarily think apples have the right texture or consistency to make a good salsa.

BUT THEN I was served a pork chop at a friend’s dinner party and it came with a small “apple salad” which was really an apple salsa that she was afraid to call as such.

The trick to a good apple salsa is using fresh ingredients, in-season apples, and serving them with the right dish. I have not strayed from the pork chop accompaniment but I have a kosher friends who has sung the praises of apple salsa beside a juicy roast chicken.

So just combine all of the below in a bowl, stir it up real good, and then present it on a place however suits you and your guests. This is a good “wow condiment” as in your guests will be WOWWED that anyone would attempt to call what is clearly an apple salad, an apple salsa. They’re wrong. But it’s still delicious no matter what you call it!

3 cups peeled chopped Fuji apples

1 diced red bell pepper

                *to be totally honest, I decide the type of bell pepper based on the color of apples I’ve chosen

½ cup fresh lime juice

1/3 cup diced red onion

1/3 cup diced fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons honey (to taste)

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

1 jalapeno pepper for those of you looking for a spicy salsa

                *this is what makes it salsa rather than salad, I think?