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Sanibel Salsa – A Burrito Fresco Recipe

If you’ve been following along from the start, you know that Steven Michael and I used to own the best restaurant that has ever existed. Yes, I am fully aware that my opinion is biased, but it’s the truth. The food was incredible, everyone agrees, but the spirit of Burrito Fresco is what lives in our memories more than anything. We were a crew of misfits who came together so perfectly to create a place where everyone was accepted, coming to work was fun and we looked out for each other – in short, we were a family.

One story exemplifies this more than any other that I could share. One night after closing, someone kicked our door in and stole a jar of donations that we had been collecting for brain cancer research off of the front counter. When our crew heard that Steven Michael would be spending the night sleeping on the booth seat because we no longer had a door, they showed up with laptops, movies and snacks to stay the night with him. What could easily have been the lowest moment for our business, became one of the fondest memories we have.

It was the people that worked there that made Burrito Fresco what it was for us, and for our customers. We owe everything to them and will never forget the love they showed us during our time together. We shut our doors almost five years ago, and we still talk to many of them regularly. Before COVID, we were having yearly reunions to catch up and stuff our faces with Burrito Fresco food.

Steven Michael and I have guarded the restaurant recipes closely, as they are so personal to us and represent something amazing that we did together. Today, that changes. We plan to release restaurant recipes within this blog. Letting go is hard, but knowing that our food will once again be enjoyed by people is making us smile today.

Below you will find one of our best selling items straight from the Burrito Fresco menu, Sanibel Salsa. This sweet pineapple mango salsa pairs well with fish, pork, chips or just a fork (seriously, go to town). Just last night, Steven Michael added this to shrimp quesadillas and it was delicious. We couldn’t stock enough of it when we had salsa booths at local public markets, so we have no doubt you’ll love it!

If you’re reading this as a former Burrito Fresco customer, let us know what recipes you’re dying to know in the comments below or any of our social media platforms. We’ll be sprinkling restaurant recipes in throughout the blog, so make sure to subscribe via email so you get them right away!

Sanibel Salsa - A fresh pineapple mango salsa inspired by our favorite vacation destination!

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

 1 Pineapple
 1 Cup Diced Mango
 ½ Red Onion
 1 tbsp Cilantro
 ½ Lime

1

Cut the pineapple into small cubes. Dice the onion into small pieces. Make sure the mango pieces are also cut into small cubes. Chop the cilantro into small pieces as well.

***TIP - You can use fresh or frozen mango for this. We prefer to use the frozen pieces because they are always juicy and available year round where we live. If you are using the frozen variety, make sure to take them out of the freezer and put them in the fridge a few hours before you plan to make the salsa.

2

Add all of the chopped ingredients to a medium bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lime over them. Mix well and serve.

Ingredients

 1 Pineapple
 1 Cup Diced Mango
 ½ Red Onion
 1 tbsp Cilantro
 ½ Lime

Directions

1

Cut the pineapple into small cubes. Dice the onion into small pieces. Make sure the mango pieces are also cut into small cubes. Chop the cilantro into small pieces as well.

***TIP - You can use fresh or frozen mango for this. We prefer to use the frozen pieces because they are always juicy and available year round where we live. If you are using the frozen variety, make sure to take them out of the freezer and put them in the fridge a few hours before you plan to make the salsa.

2

Add all of the chopped ingredients to a medium bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lime over them. Mix well and serve.

Sanibel Salsa

11 thoughts on “Sanibel Salsa – A Burrito Fresco Recipe”

  1. This is my favorite!! I miss the long drives along the lake that my husband and I would take to come visit you guys and eat your amazing food. I would always get your chips, guac and queso plus a quesadilla and this sanibel salsa. Smothering that melty cheese with sanibel always felt like eating sunshine! <3

    1. I this the number of servings may be wrong in the recipe. It should say… Makes 1 serving! 🤣 Thank you, this is definitely one of my favorites! I will make this for my kiddos and Maia! Vincent and Anna will LOVE IT!!!

  2. Still one of my favorite places that I have ever worked!! Loved the place and people, can’t wait to make this recipe again!!!

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