Smoky Apple-Banana Salsa

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 103


1 to 2 chipotle chiles (see note)
4 apples -bananas, peeled and diced (about 2 cups), or 2 large bananas
1/2 red bell pepper, medium, stemmed, seeded and finely diced
1 green bell pepper, medium, or 1/2 poblano chile, stemmed, seeded and finely diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
3 tablespoons orange juice, fresh
2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh, or more to taste
1 tablespoon honey, or more to taste


1. If using dried chipotle chiles, soak in warm water to cover for 30 minutes. Remove the chiles from the water and blot dry with paper towels. Stem, seed, and mince the chiles. (If using canned chipotles, mince them.)

2. Combine the chipotles, apple-bananas, bell pepper, poblano, onion, mint, orange juice, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1 tablespoon honey in a serving bowl and toss gently to mix. Correct the seasoning, adding more lime juice or honey to taste. This salsa tastes best served within 3 hours of making.

Makes about 3 cups enough to serve 4 to 6

Note: Chipotles (smoked jalapeño chiles) come dried and canned. (The latter are packed in a spicy tomato sauce called adobo.) If using dried chipotles, you’ll need to soak them in warm water for 30 minutes. If using canned, no soaking is required. Simply fish them out of the can and mince.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 103
Calories from Fat: 0

This Smoky Apple-Banana Salsa recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.