The combination of figs, pineapple, coconut and curry gives this salsa a pleasing sweet and spicy taste that pairs well with full-flavored entrees, such as broiled seafood, pan-seared shrimp, barbecued pork or lamb.
About 3 cups
Active Time: 15 minutes |
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 cup dried whole Mission figs, stemmed (about 6 ounces)
1 teaspoon curry powder
Pinch of crushed red pepper, or to taste
1 1/4 cups water, or as needed
1 3/4 cups diced fresh pineapple, or 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice (not drained)
3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut chips, or shavings (see Note)
Combine figs, curry powder, crushed red pepper and water in a medium saucepan. (If using canned pineapple, use the pineapple liquid to cook the figs, adding water if necessary to measure 1 1/4 cups.) Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the figs are softened and plumped, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on their dryness. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the figs to a cutting board, leaving the liquid in the pan. When cool enough to handle, cut into quarters and transfer to a medium bowl.
Add pineapple to the liquid in the pan. Return to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced and the pineapple is well coated, about 5 minutes. Add the pineapple mixture to the figs; stir to combine.
Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add coconut and toast, stirring, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir the coconut into the fruit. Serve the salsa warm, at room temperature or chilled.
Per 1/2-cup serving :
2 g Fat;
0 g Sat;
0 g Mono;
0 mg Cholesterol;
25 g Carbohydrates;
1 g Protein;
4 g Fiber;
6 mg Sodium;
251 mg Potassium
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. To reheat, microwave on High for about 2 minutes or warm in a saucepan over low heat.
Note: Large thin flakes of dried coconut called coconut chips make attractive garnishes. Find them in the produce section of large supermarkets or at melissas.com.