Have you ever been to Foodie.com? I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here on Food Doodles before, but I’m a part of the Foodie 100 and also a part of the Glam Author program where I get a chance to try products and participate in events that might interest you and I. This time around I couldn’t resist working with Dole on a recipe to enter for their contest, taking place on their facebook page. Prizes include $10,000 for the winner of the 2012 Dole California Cook Off and $1,000 for the two runners up. Not to mention a trip to California for the cook-off! Sounds fun, right? There’s also a sweepstakes that you can enter by entering your email address to win a trip to California to be a judge in the contest plus $500. Just click to logo above to go to their facebook page where you can enter both contests.
For the contest, I’m submitting a grilled pineapple salsa. We’ve been eating a ton of salsa since I first canned some last summer. I do like fresh salsas too, but I did something different this time and added grilled pineapple. I wasn’t sure of how it would turn out, but trust me, it’s amazing! Smokey, sweet, perfect. I will do it again.
I know cilantro is either a love-it or hate-it ingredient, so if you don’t like it feel free to leave it out or sub some parsley instead as I’ve noted in the recipe. I found out the hard way that my husband does not like cilantro(OK, it’s not so hard since it means I don’t have to share this salsa!) but I will make this again without it, for sure.
How do you feel about cilantro? What’s your favorite fresh herb? Mine is absolutely, without a doubt, basil!
For my recipe for Grilled Pineapple Salsa, click over to my post on Foodie.com.
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