This Fresh Jackfruit Salsa gives a nice twist on your regular old chips and salsa. First, it’s a bright yellow color. Second, it’s got a great kick. And third, it’s a slightly different taste than what you might expect. It looks like it *could* be mango salsa, but it’s a different tropical flavor that you might not have expected.
So let’s start at the beginning. First, do you have fresh jackfruit? If you don’t know much about jackfruit, you might want to read this jackfruit tutorial first. If you have access to a good source for tropical fruits, you can buy a whole jackfruit and take it apart. The jackfruit pods are the little golden pouches that are inside of the gigantic jackfruit. They have a seed inside that pops out easily (and you can save the seeds for making hummus later).
You can also buy fresh jackfruit pods – Melissa’s now sells them in a clear plastic package. (If you don’t see them, ask your produce manager.)
Fresh Jackfruit Salsa
A light and refreshing salsa made with fresh jackfruit.
- 8 ounces fresh jackfruit pods
- 3 jalapeno peppers, cored and seeded
- 1 large sweet red pepper, cored and seeded
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (approximately a large handful)
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Dash hot sauce (or more to taste)
Place the jackfruit, jalapeno peppers, red pepper, and garlic in a food processor and pulse just until finely chopped. Pour items into a mixing bowl; add cilantro, lime juice, salt, and hot sauce. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve immediately or store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
So easy! Of course you can put it out in a bowl right away and serve it with chicken. But if you want to get even more creative, you can pop it in a sandwich, serve it with grilled chicken or fish, or use it to top off a salad.
Blogger disclosure: Melissa’s Produce gave us a whole jackfruit to sample. We did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own. This post contains links to our Amazon affiliate account.