A salsa is a Mexican-style vegetable or fruit sauce with a fresh zingy flavour. A tomato, capsicum and chilli salsa makes a wonderful accompaniment for grilled or barbecued prawn kebabs, here served with sweet melon.
*Grilled chicken kebabs with a fresh citrus salsa: Cut 550 g skinless chicken breast 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. To make the salsa, chop the flesh from 1 pink grapefruit, 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 capsicums are excellent sources of the anti-oxidants betacarotene and vitamin C. Red capsicums, in particular, are an excellent source of vitamin C. Weight for weight, red capsicums provide over twice as much vitamin C as oranges.
*Prawns are a high-protein, low-fat food.
GI estimate medium.