Salsas and Sauces — By Ben on 18 September 2009
Apple Salsa

Pork chops and apple salsa

It’s been a couple of months since the last time I participated in the Royal Foodie Joust at The Left Over Queen Forum, one of my all time favorite food events on the blog-o-sphere. This month’s ingredients were chosen by Natasha of 5 Star Foodie and they are: Apple, Cayenne pepper and Maple syrup. These ingredients were perfect for me because all this month I am posting Mexican inspired food and the theme for this month’s Homemade challenge is Salsas. I wasn’t sure how the maple syrup would work with the rest of the ingredients in the salsa, but all my worries where gone when I tasted it. I used just enough to give it a hint of sweetness and the sweet/spicy combination worked perfectly when served over the pork chops.

Apple salsa

The ingredients:

  • 2 golden delicious apples, cut in quarters and cored
  • 2 fresh cayenne peppers, seeded
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 onion
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1 – 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • salt to taste

The how-to:

  1. In a food processor mix apples, onion and peppers until they are finely chopped.
  2. Add syrup, cilantro and vinegar and pulse until all the ingredients are well mixed. Add salt to taste.
  3. Serve over grilled pork chops or chicken breasts and enjoy!

Pork chops and apple salsa

Remember that this month our Homemade Challenge is salsas. They are so easy to make and so versatile that you can pretty much make a salsa out of anything. Just look at this apple one. We hope you join us at the forum.

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(24) Readers Comments

  1. Gorgeous dish/photo! And what a great idea for the RFJ :) First thing I thought when I saw this was "Oh noes! I loose!"

  2. I love this apple salsa, what a creative recipe! I'm definitely going to make this salsa this weekend as my mom just brought me tons of apples!

  3. I love this apple salsa, what a creative recipe! I'm definitely going to make it this weekend as my mom just brought me tons of apples!

  4. This looks really fresh and seasonal, Ben! A lovely Joust entry!

  5. This is a perfect dish for the Joust Ben!!!!!

  6. I'm loving your Mexican food month. I might try a bit of lime juice in this salsa, too, just because I like it.

  7. Wow, Ben! This is an awesome entry! I love how it lines up with your Salsa event too! Perfect!

  8. What a lovely, fresh idea. And I think pairing it with pork is perfect!

  9. That apple sauce looks wonderful!!! I love apple- pork combo :)

  10. Oh I bet that was perfect with pork!

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