I was shopping in Brookshire’s this morning and looked at the pre-cut fresh fruits because I needed to grab something for my boys’ school lunches. Let’s face it, I don’t always have the time to process a pineapple or to peel and slice apples. Brookshire’s can do it for me!
While I was perusing the aisle, making my selections (mango, pineapple, strips of bell peppers, kiwi), I saw a jar I’d never seen before.
It said it was a great seasoning for fruit.
I’d never heard of a seasoning for fruit, so I bought some, of course.
Tajín Clásico Seasoning is a blend of Mexican chiles with lime and salt. You can sprinkle it directly onto fruit, or use it on veggies or with soups and stews. I’m probably one of the rare people who doesn’t like the sweetness of fruit, so I thought I’d try it on the fresh pineapple to see how it cut the sweetness.
It is delicious!
The chile and lime brought out the flavors of the pineapple without masking the fresh natural flavors. I can’t wait to try it on more things.
Tajín Orange Mango Salad (recipe from Tajin.com)
1 head romaine lettuce, washed
1 cup spinach leaves, washed
1 orange (half in wedges and half for juice)
1 mango, sliced
1 small onion, cut into slices and soaked in water with lime*
TAJÍN Clásico Seasoning®, to taste
Divide half of the orange into wedges and juice the other half. Reserve the juice.
Break the head of lettuce into pieces with your hands. Arrange the leaves on a platter, spread the spinach leaves on top of them and then alternate the orange wedges, mango and onion slices. Finally, add the orange juice and TAJÍN Clásico Seasoning® to taste.
*This removes some of the bite from the onion. Soak the slices in ice cold water with a touch of lime or lime juice for about 10 minutes.
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