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Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop: Jungle Book Inspired Recipes!

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I haven’t mentioned this in the past but Jeremy and I are pretty big Disney fans! Jeremy’s favorite Disney movie is The Jungle Book and it just so happens that Disney is releasing a Blu-Ray/Combo Pack Diamond Edition that will be available at Walmart stores February 11th! So, being the foodaholic I am, I of course wanted to make some fun yet healthy snacks to have while watching The Jungle Book with my Hubby! I went with a tropical theme to go along with the movie!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop: Jungle Book Inspired Recipes! #shop #JungleFresh #CollectiveBiasThis pineapple salsa is so easy to make and very refreshing. The whole family will love it because it is sweet and savory at the same time! You can of course omit the jalapeno for little ones if needed!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa
  • ½ pineapple, cut into very small dice
  • 2 tsp fresh jalapeno, chopped fine
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbls fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro, fine chop
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the outer skin of the pineapple off by cutting off both ends. Stand it on one of the flat cut sides and with a knife, carefully cut down the sides all around the pineapple avoiding the pits as well as you can. Slice the pineapple into ¼ inch planks down the sides, stop once you get to the core. Cut the planks into a very small dice. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Chop the jalapeno, first cut off the stem and slice it open lengthwise. Take out the membrane and seeds on the inside and chop fine. Add to the pineapple.
  3. Finally, slice the green onions very thin, add in the cumin, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix together thoroughly. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or on top of tacos and enjoy!
Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop: Jungle Book Inspired Recipes! #shop #JungleFresh #CollectiveBias

Quick tip: you want the pineapple a very small dice like this so the small chunks will fit on your tortilla chip easily!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop: Jungle Book Inspired Recipes! #shop #JungleFresh #CollectiveBias

Oh yea, this was a huge hit! It has everything, sweet, salty, sour, a light smokiness from the cumin and just enough kick from the jalapeno! This one is definitely a keeper, and healthy!

Next, I served the chips and salsa with these fresh fruit soda pops!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop: Jungle Book Inspired Recipes! #shop #JungleFresh #CollectiveBias

These are super refreshing and again… healthy! Well, okay, healthier. And you really can’t get any easier. All you do is make a fruit puree with your choice of fruit like I did for my fresh strawberry sauce on my vanilla bean cheesecake. For the sodas I made four purees, yeah I went a little nuts! But feel free to use just one or your own choice of fruits! I made strawberry, pineapple, raspberry and cherry sodas. The raspberry was my favorite!

Now, once you have your fruit puree ready, you need to strain it with a wire mesh colander to get any pulp out (or leave it in if you like it!) and then mix it with equal parts puree to seltzer water. Then, add in to your taste a simple syrup. (Generally simple syrup is made with equal parts sugar and water that has been heated until the sugar melts. That way when you add it to drinks the sugar is already dissolved and won’t be gritty.) Mix gently with a spoon and that’s it! You can garnish with fresh fruit, serve it over ice in a cute glass or just guzzle it as it!

I got all this amazing fresh produce during my weekly shopping trip at Walmart. Their produce section is insane!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa and Fresh Fruit Soda Pop: Jungle Book Inspired Recipes! #shop #JungleFresh #CollectiveBias

They have a great variety and keep a nice seasonal rotation so you know you’re getting your fruits and veggies at their peak.

Walmart is the only store offering a FREE Jungle Book Lunch Box with purchase of the Diamond Edition. So, make sure to hurry in and grab your copy soon!

Which flavor of fresh fruit soda pop will you try first??,


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24 Wonderful Comments

  1. Both of these recipes look so good! But I’m especially dying to make that pineapple salsa! Pinning!

  2. Hi Dana, your pineapple salsa looks so yummy – I pinned it. Glad I found it over at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party!

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    Marisa says:
    February 6, 2014

    Yum! Looks great! Glad I’ve found your blog. 🙂

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    Nicky says:
    February 6, 2014

    I love pineapple salsa, especially on Fish Tacos. Thanks for posting the Instagram contest. My kids will love this. I found you through the Just Get Real Link Party

  5. Hi Dana We love salsa at our house! And, my son loves pineapple -mango salsa. I never thought to make it fresh! Would you consider linking this to Friday Favorites at Yum! pinning! laura

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    February 7, 2014

    This sounds amazing! I love pineapple. Thanks for sharing at the weekend retreat!

  7. Hi Dana! Who knew you were such a Disney fan? Sounds like a rather fun viewing party and certainly delicious. Thaks so much for sharing these wonderful recipes and contest information with our Let’s Get Real readers. I know there are a lot of Disney fans in that group! Pineapple salsa………..that sounds like it just might take away these winter blues I have right now.

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    Mika says:
    February 8, 2014

    Wow. So tempting!

    Coming from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Come-by my blog!

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    kelly says:
    February 9, 2014

    I pinned the salsa picture before I even read the ingredients. I’m making this tonight! Thanks for sharing.

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    February 9, 2014

    Hi Dana,
    This salsa looks so fresh and tantalizing. I can hardly wait to try it – such a nice change from the regular tomato. I started introducing oranges into my salsa last year and they were a big hit.
    Visiting from TitiCrafty today. Have a great Sunday!

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    Kristina says:
    February 11, 2014

    I am going to have to try this fresh fruit soda pop! That sounds like yummy fun! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    February 12, 2014

    I just pinned this yummy recipe-thanks so much for sharing it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  13. That sounds so refreshing, great for the warmer weather. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend!

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    February 17, 2014

    YUM! Both of these recipes look so great! I’m a big fan of salsa, but have never tried a fruity version! I think I need to try this! #client

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    February 18, 2014

    This looks Delicious and makes me long for Spring! My boys are going to Love you for sharing these recipes…I see a Jungle Book movie night in our future!


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    Melsbels says:
    March 1, 2014

    Sounds delicious! The picture looks like there’s cilantro but there’s no mention of it in the recipe.

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      March 1, 2014

      WOW! I can’t believe I left that part out, thanks so much for letting me know. I am updating it now!

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        Melsbels says:
        March 1, 2014

        Thanks! I love cilantro, can’t wait to make this!

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