March 1, 2013

Whole Foods Whole Trade Fruit: Part One

Posted by Kristin

Recently, a nice, little email made its way into my inbox inviting me to try out some fresh pinepples, mangos and bananas. Our local Whole Foods store is running a promotion on fresh produce from fair trade growers in Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador. Here's a bit more on the Whole Trade philosophy:

At Whole Foods Market, we’re not just about selling groceries; we believe we have a responsibility toward all people involved in our business. This includes shoppers, shareholders, team members and suppliers as well as producer communities in developing countries. We also believe we have a responsibility toward a healthy planet. Whole Trade helps make it easy for customers to shop with conscience. Every purchase of a Whole Trade product is like a vote for a better world!
So when Whole Foods offered Laura and I a selection of these fruits to try out in some recipes, it took all of two seconds for me to say YES PLEASE!

PEC received some cherries from Whole Foods (WF) this summer and Laura and I whipped up some tasty recipes. So I was happy to oblige WF again and see what I could create with these fresh fruits.

First up: Mango Pineapple Salsa.

I've made enough fresh fruit salsas to know the basic ingrediants. I scoped out some recipes online but decided to just go for it on my own. The end result was a tasty treat to serve alongside some homemade tortilla chips.

Tortilla chips are so easy to make at home!

-1/2 a mango, peeled and chopped into small pieces
-1/4 of a pinpeapple chopped into small chunks
-1/2 a small red onion diced
-1 small jalepeno seeded and minced
-2 tbsp chopped cilantro
-1 tsp salt
-1 1/2 tbsp lime juice

Combine all ingrediants and mix. Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of salsa.

Try not to eat it all at once!

Keepin' it real: mess leads to success.

Fresh, spicy and tasty.

Part Two of Whole Foods Whole Fruit is coming next week! We still have bananas to tackle and we've got a tasty and healthy dessert to share.

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