mahi with pineapple salsa

The USDA MyPlate recommends that we fill half our plate with fruits and vegetables, a quarter with lean protein and a quarter with whole grains or starchy vegetables. When your protein is fish, it’s so easy to fill that half of a plate with colorful produce.

It’s no secret that fish pairs wonderfully with grilled and roasted veggies or a leafy greens salad (or both!). But, don’t forget fruit. Fruit–especially spring and summer fruit–makes a great addition to seafood.

Craving a pineapple-based relish, I mixed canned diced pineapple, chopped red bell pepper, seasonings, olive oil and lime juice. Served on top of grilled mahi, the light fruit salsa complemented the delicate taste of mahi.A simple, quick and tasty way to boost my seafood, fruit and vegetable intake, and get me closer to MyPlate recommendations.

TELL US: What are your favorite quick fruit-based relishes or salsa for seafood? Please share. We’d love to hear from you!

Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD