Organic Pineapple Salsa, Blood Orange Margaritas, and Cinco de Mayo Trivia

Hey foodies!

If you still have this week’s jalepenos, tomatoes, peppers and pineapples, you’re in luck. We’re celebrating of Cinco De Mayo the New Roots way, with a quick and easy organic pineapple salsa recipe that happens to taste amazing with a Blood Orange margarita, if we do say so ourselves. Watch Carolyn mix one up in less than 30 seconds:

Margaritas and a quick and easy Pineapple Salsa. Full recipes on our blog!

Posted by New Roots Organics on Friday, May 5, 2017

People common misunderstand Cinco de Mayo as the day of Mexican Independence, when it’s actually commemorating the Battle of Puebla, which happened 50 years after Mexico gained independence. Fun fact, while Americans celebrate this holiday (usually with their good friend Jose Cuervo) most of Mexico doesn’t take note of the Fifth of May. While rocking a sombrero is probably a bit much, we think this appetizer and cocktail combo is just right. Let us know how yours taste, comment below or tag us on Instagram @NewRootsOrganic

Pineapple Salsa

organic food, pineapple, salsa, margaritas, cinco de mayo1 cup shallots, julienned
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup fresh lime juice


Mix the shallots, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, jalepeno pepper, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice together in a bowl; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe courtesy of

Blood Orange Margarita

2 blood oranges, juiced (3 oz)
1 fresh lime
2 ounces tequila of your choice (we prefer blanco for this cocktail)
1 oz Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar
2 ice cubes


  1. Optional: Rub the rim of your glass with a blood orange slice.  Dip the rim in sea salt, we recommend Pink Himalayan salt.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake ~20 seconds
  3. Pour into salted glass and enjoy.

Strawberry Margarita

2 strawberries, muddled in the bottom of the glass
2 oz of tequila
1 oz house made orange infused simple syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Shake with ice and serve!

PS: For an extra twist, try a homemade orange-infused simple syrup:

Equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar is dissolved- add orange peel and let steep until cool. Transfer to easy pour bottle of your choice!

Traditional Margarita:

2 oz Tequila
1 oz Simple syrup
1 oz Fresh Squeezed lime juice (the juice of 1 average lime)

Shake with ice and serve!

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