Grilled Banana and Red Onion Salsa
This cool fruit salsa is the perfect accompaniment to fiery jerk chicken. The fresh fruit flavors make for a refreshing break from the chile burn, and the bracing acidity of the vinegar intensifies the smoke flavor of the grilled chicken.
Why This Recipe Works
Our Grilled Banana and Red Onion Salsa is a quick fruit-based condiment in the spirit of Caribbean cooking. It’s great matched with jerk chicken—or anything else hot off the grill. We grilled semiripe bananas and red onion for a sweet-tart salsa. The bananas and onion can be grilled alongside the chicken over high heat. Flavoring the salsa with lime juice, cumin, and mint—rum is optional here—lent it a decidedly Jamaican flair.