A salsa is a Mexican-style vegetable or fruit sauce with a fresh zingy flavour. A tomato, pepper and chilli salsa makes a wonderful accompaniment for grilled prawn kebabs, here served with sweet melon and grainy bread.
Make grilled chicken kebabs with a fresh citrus salsa. Cut 550 g (1¼ lb) skinless boneless chicken breasts (fillets) into cubes and marinate as described in the main recipe. Grill the chicken on skewers for 10 minutes or until tender and cooked through. For the salsa, chop the flesh from 1 pink grapefruit and 1 orange and 1 crisp juicy apple, and mix with 2 chopped spring onions, 1 finely chopped fresh green chilli and 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint. * Cubes of fresh pineapple can be speared onto skewers to accompany the prawn or chicken kebabs in place of melon.
The raw fruit and vegetables in the salsa are packed with vitamins. The tomatoes and red peppers are excellent sources of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C. Red peppers, in particular, are an excellent source of vitamin C. Weight for weight, they provide over twice as much vitamin C as oranges. * Prawns are a high-protein, low-fat food.
Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C. Good source of iron, vitamin B6. Useful source of folate, niacin, potassium, selenium, zinc.