Gluten Free Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Over the years, I have created an arsenal of recipes that would indeed fool even the pickiest of the non-gluten-free eaters in the group. They are simple to prepare and completely kid-friendly.
Our biggest party successes have involved a “build-your-own” food bar so the kids can prepare their own plates. We have tried all types of these “build-your-own” parties – tacos, pizzas, panini sandwiches, sundaes, and cupcakes. The kids love being in control of picking whatever they want and I love that every child can find something to enjoy.
Build-Your-Own Taco Bar
Tacos are always kid-friendly and will serve a crowd. They please everyone: kids, adults, picky eaters, adventurous eaters, the health conscious, and the not-so-health-conscious.
Place the following ingredients in the order listed below in bowls on the table with serving utensils in each bowl:
Crispy taco shells
Soft corn tortillas
Chipotle Chicken (click here for recipe)
Lime & Cilantro Rice (click here for recipe)
Pineapple Salsa (recipe follows)
Corn (such as frozen roasted corn, thawed and drained)
Black beans (canned; drained and rinsed)
Sliced jalapeños (for those who like a little spice)
While not all kids may like a tomato-based salsa, I find that most enjoy this one. It is light on spice but has a sweet and tangy flavor. Even if they don’t want to add it to their tacos, they can eat it plain with tortilla chips. There is almost never any of this salsa left when I serve it at our parties. This is also wonderful served on top of grilled pork or chicken.
- 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 serrano pepper seeded and finely chopped
- Zest and juice of 1½ limes
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt or more to taste
- ½ medium avocado diced
Add pineapple, cilantro, onion, and serrano pepper to a large bowl. Toss gently to combine. Add the zest and juice of the limes and the salt. Cover and chill until ready to use. Right before serving, add the diced avocado and toss to combine.
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