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. This sounds like such a good combination! Sounds like it would be great with pork too.

  2. What a yummy and delicious sounding salsa for pork. I've made salsa with pineapple and with oranges, but never with apples. I'll have to try it. Thanks sweetie. Have a great weekend

  3. Hi Ben, your apple salsa is just great!!! Perfect match.

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  5. What a great idea to make a salsa out of those ingredients Ben and it certainly looks delicious!

  6. This sounds like an amazing flavor combination! I would probably eat it by the spoonful out of the bowl.

  7. What a perfect way to use the abundant and delicious apples for fall. I have always loved apples and pork, and I love how you have combined the ingredients of the Royal Joust challenge. Delicious!

  8. Nice combo and perfect for a pork chop. Good luck in the joust.

  9. Your salsa sounds delicious, I could eat it as a dessert. Happy Independence Day.

  10. Apple salsa is something new and looks scrumptious!

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