Drunken Apple Salsa Recipe on Food52

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Drunken AppleĀ Salsa

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August 20, 2019
4 Ratings
Author Notes

This salad is a riff on an apple cranberry sauce I like to make. It's a bright, juicy, crunchy salsa with a mix of sweet, sour and heat. The tequila lime syrup adds the drunken effect, binding the salsa while giving it a little kick. Serve it as a side dish or an accompaniment to pork or poultry. —TasteFood

  • Makes about 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored, cut in 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely diced
  • 1 red serrano pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Make the tequila syrup: Combine the tequila, lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil (take care, since the alcohol may ignite.) Boil until liquid reduces by half. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients except the cilantro in a bowl. Add the tequila syrup and mix to combine. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes. Add fresh cilantro before serving.
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    TheWimpyVegetarian January 12, 2011
    I love the combination of heat, fruit and tequila in this! I'm definitely trying it!
     
    Sagegreen January 11, 2011
    Love all the spirit in this one!
     
    Lizthechef January 11, 2011
    Very creative - love the heat and color!!