Grilled salmon with mango salsa.

Seafood, Salsa and Seriously Good Pairings

January 11, 2016 – After a holiday season of heavy meals and hearty indulgences (pie for the win!), lightening up by bringing seafood to your dinner table can be just the ticket. Seafood is low in calories compared to other protein-rich foods, and is a good source of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, too.

While a simply seasoned fish fillet makes a quick and healthy meal, seafood makes an even better main course when it’s been jazzed up with fresh produce for color, texture and depth of flavor. Not sure where to get started? The beauty of salsa is there’s really no wrong way to make it! Here are a few fruity ideas to inspire your next seafood soiree:

Pineapple SalsaGrilled fish with mango salsa and sauteed spinach.
A delicious accompaniment to white fish such as tilapia, pineapple salsa is crisp, tangy and simple to make. Dice up pineapple and add in your favorite salsa fixings, such as cilantro, bell pepper or onion.

Strawberry-Basil Salsa
This sweet salsa is the ideal pairing for grilled salmon. Combine strawberries and finely sliced basil leaves with red wine vinegar, olive oil or honey.

Habanero Salsa
Spicy habanero salsa spooned over fish tacos – can you say perfection? Try adding diced tomatoes or mango to cut the heat

Avocado-Mango Salsa
Perfect with heartier fish like halibut or salmon, avocado-mango salsa is both refreshing and colorful. Use lime juice for added zing.

Looking for a little more salsa inspiration? Visit for fresh ideas, and tell us in the comments how you’re using salsa in your seafood dishes this year!

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4 thoughts on “Seafood, Salsa and Seriously Good Pairings

  1. Judith

    Fruit doesn’t really belong in salsa. It adds too much sugar that we are supposed to be cutting back on. The new guidelines say we are only supposed to have 10% of our daily calories (200 calories) in the form of added sugars and fruits ADDED to either yogurt that never has fruit in it naturally and salsas that never have fruits in them naturally or ethnically, is ADDED sugar and not desirable. Salsas are a great addition to meats and sea foods but do it in a healthier style without adding high sugar fruits like mangoes and pineapple to them.

  2. Darlene VanEtten

    Is there a way to send blog entries , recipe’s to my email addy? Even the recipe’s on Aldi’s regular site. I have an email dedicated to nothing but cooking and its my go to place. Too bad I can’t seem to find a way to send this blog on seafood and salsas!!

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