2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra leaves for garnish
1/4 teaspoon salt
* Canned pineapple can be used in place of fresh, though the flavor won't be
To grill pineapple slices, brush lightly with oil, place onto a hot grill
or grill pan, and cook for several minutes on each side, till the pineapple
dries a bit and grill marks develop.
Oven-drying the pineapple, rather than grilling it, also intensifies its
flavor. To oven-dry pineapple, peel a fresh pineapple, and cut it into 1/4"-thick
slices; no need to core it. Place the slices on a parchment-lined or lightly
greased baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until the pineapple
is barely beginning to brown around the edges.
Cool the pineapple, and dice it.
Combine the pineapple with the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, tossing
Refrigerate for several hours (or overnight) before serving, to let the
Yield: about 2 cups salsa
Hands-on time: 10 to 15 min | Baking time: 50 to 55 min
* Substitute diced fresh peaches or mangoes for the grilled pineapple, if desired.