MOLINE, Illinois-- Topping your burger with mango pineapple salsa will give your taste buds a treat with a sweet, spicy combination.
Simply combine diced mango with pineapple, tomato, jalapeno and lime juice.
Mango-Pineapple Salsa: Combine 1/2 cup finely diced ripe mango or 1/2 cup finely diced drained jarred ripe mango, 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple or 1/3 cup drained canned crushed pineapple, 1/4 cup finely chopped tomato, 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper, 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Makes 1 cup.
For a spin on a classic burger flavor try spicy caramelized onions. Thinly slice your onions and cook them with jalapeno and bell peppers until there are tender and golden brown.
Spicy Caramelized Onions: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add 3 cups thinly sliced yellow onions and 2 to 3 medium thinly sliced red or green jalapeño peppers or 6 thinly sliced baby sweet red bell peppers. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Cook 15 to 18 minutes or until onions are very tender and golden brown, stirring frequently. Season with salt, as desired. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
And to cool down from the spice, try a creamy yogurt feta sauce. Combine Greek yogurt with crumbled feta cheese, minced onion and a little oregano.
Creamy Yogurt-Feta Sauce: Combine 1/2 cup reduced-fat or nonfat plain or Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup reduced-fat or regular crumbled feta cheese, 2 tablespoons minced onion and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves in small bowl.
Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Refrigerate until ready to use. Makes about 3/4 cup.