Summer has come, and it’s the best time to take advantage of the BBQ in your meal prep routine! And if you’ve levelled up and now have a smoker, your world of possibilities has grown even more. Chicken is an easy dish to prepare on the BBQ or the smoker, but it can get pretty bland or boring when you’re eating it quite routinely.
Enter: Smoked Pineapple Mango Salsa! This star feature side dish is here to help make that chicken exciting again. We’ve prepared this entire recipe on the smoker. The smoker adds an additional flavouring that just simply mixing it in the bowl doesn’t provide (but it’s also good this way too!). With a few quick ingredients, and even possibly some straight from your own garden, be prepared to have your taste buds come sparked alive!
Smoked Pineapple Mango Salsa
Prep Time: < 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes
1 Red Pepper
1 Red Onion
- Take your pineapple and dice it up into small bite-size squares. Place in a BBQ-safe pan lined with tin foil and a little bit of non-stick spray.
- Dice up the mango and place it into the pan with the pineapple.
- Cut up the red pepper into small pieces and combine with pineapple and mango.
- Dice up the red onion into very small pieces. You might opt for only half of the onion at this point, but we went with the whole onion for extra flavour. Combine this in the pan with other ingredients.
- Cut lime in half, and squeeze both halves into the pan.
- Chop up a handful of cilantro into very fine pieces, and add to pan. We took this ingredient straight from the garden!
- With a spoon, mix all ingredients together well, and then place on your BBQ or smoker.
- Before you start prepping, preheat your BBQ on low heat, or your smoker at about 185 degrees.
- Once you are done prepping, place pan on BBQ or smoker and leave slowly cooking for 10-15 minutes at low temperature.
- At 10-15 minutes, it should be done!
The Final Product
This recipe can also be served fresh and not cooked, but if this is your plan, let it sit in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours to let the flavours combine. Otherwise, enjoy the smoke taste, and the different type of texture that BBQ’ing can bring about! This recipe is best served with a chicken dish, but it will make a great accompanying partner to about almost anything!
If you try this recipe, please tag us in your photos! We’d love to see the different combinations you can make with these few ingredients!
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