How To Make Fermented Pineapple Salsa
If you want to learn how to make fermented pineapple salsa, you are in the right place. We have a great recipe but also tips for making the salsa perfect for your taste. But, before we dive in and discuss recipe tips, let’s see why this simple salsa is so amazing.
Why Is Fermented Pineapple Salsa Good For You?
Fermented pineapple salsa is not only delicious and easy to make but also a probiotic powerhouse that can boost up your health. Pineapple is a very healthy fruit. Despite its sweet taste, it’s lower in sugar compared to other fruits and perfect as a snack or, in this case, as a side dish.
Low in calories, fat, and sugar, pineapple contains vitamins and minerals that help you to maintain and improve your health.
Pineapple Nutrition (for one cup)
- 82 calories
- 0 g of cholesterol
- 2 g fat
- 16 g sugar
- 3 g fiber
- 89 g of protein
Pineapple also contains
- vitamin C (131% of the daily recommended dose)
- vitamin A
- B vitamins
Pineapple Health Benefits
Now that you know the nutritional profile of pineapple, it is time to look at some of the health benefits of pineapple. If the wonderful taste of this fermented pineapple salsa did not convince you to give it a try, these health benefits certainly will. Pineapple can:
- slow down progression of macular degeneration caused by aging
- decrease the risk of developing asthma
- lower blood pressure
- combat free radicals thanks to high amount of antioxidants it contains
- has anti-carcinogenic properties
- lower the risk of developing diabetes
- improve fertility
- promote heart health
- help reduce inflammation
- promote healing
- support the formation of collagen and improve skin appearance
Another great thing is that fruit fermentation doesn’t take a lot of time. While the lacto-fermentation process required by vegetables can take up to 20 days, sweet fermentation only takes hours. You can literally prep this fermented salsa today and enjoy it tomorrow.
How To Make Fermented Pineapple Salsa – Mild Or Spicy
How do you like your salsas? Sweet, a little spicy or very spicy? With this recipe, you can have your fermented pineapple salsa anyway you like.
The recipe makes a medium-heat salsa, however, you can make it milder or with more heat by removing or adding jalapeno pepper.
For example, if you want a mild fermented pineapple salsa, start with half a jalapeno or even a quarter of a jalapeno. If you plan to serve the salsa to your kid, remove the jalapeno pepper altogether and replace it with some type of sweet pepper. Both red and green peppers work great with the pineapple, just make sure you choose a sweet variety.
On the other hand, if you love yourself some heat in the salsa, add two jalapenos instead of one. It will definitely make your spicy-loving taste buds very happy.
This salsa is great for everyone, including children, if you adjust the spiciness.
What To Serve With Fermented Pineapple Salsa
The best thing about fermented salsas is that you can add a much-needed dose of fruits or veggies to every meal and have everyone enjoy the feast. Since our fermented pineapple salsa has a sweet taste, it goes wonderfully with pork roast. That’s not to say this salsa doesn’t go well with chicken because it certainly does. Or with ham, especially ham steak.
Fermented Pineapple Salsa Recipe
- 2 cups pineapple (approximately 1/2 pineapple)
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 2 green onions
- Sea Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons whey (you can also use the liquid from a fermented veggie of your choice)
- Medium-sized mixing bowl;
- Small jar;
- Easy Fermenter Lids (not required)
- Fermenting Weights (not required)
- Chop the pineapple and the jalapeno pepper.
- Slice the green onions.
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Transfer the ingredients to the jar.
- Cover the jar with the Easy Fermenter Lid and place the Fermentation Weights in the jar to ensure perfect fermentation results.
- Allow the pineapple salsa to ferment for 8 to 12 hours at room temperature.
- Before serving, chill the fermented pineapple salsa for at least 2 hours before serving.
- You can keep the salsa in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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