Contributed by: NAPSA
Raisin Salsa - A Sweet And Savory Sensation (NAPSA) - The sweet news about one favorite fruit is that it can also be used in savory dishes.
Recent research shows raisins have even more healthful benefits to offer than previously suspected. From having a positive impact on heart disease by stimulating the body to use its own cholesterol, to contributing to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, to ranking among the top antioxidant foods, these sweet morsels have a lot to offer.
A quarter cup of California raisins is one serving of healthy fruit.
The following recipe for Grilled Pineapple, Chipotle and Raisin Salsa is a flavorful side dish that packs a powerful nutritional punch per serving.
Combine raisins and rum in small bowl; set aside to plump raisins for 30 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush pineapple on all sides with olive oil; grill until evenly and lightly caramelized on both sides, saving any juice that seeps off in a 2-quart mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature; dice pineapple into 1/4-inch cubes and add to mixing bowl.
In separate bowl, combine chipotles, raisin paste, lime juice, orange zest and orange juice. Slowly add extra virgin olive oil, whisking vigorously to emulsify. Stir in the pineapple and pineapple juice. Fold in the green onions, cilantro, roasted peppers and season to taste with sea salt. Set aside to meld flavors.
Serving Size: Makes 1 1/2 quarts - 24 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 130 (48% from fat); Total Fat 7g (sat 1g, mono 5g, poly <1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 1g; Carbohydrates 12g; Fiber 1g; Iron <1mg; Sodium 0mg; Calcium 8mg.
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