Susan has a friend named April who moved far away back when the Go Gos were playing on the radio. Sometimes Susan flies on a plane all by herself to go visit April and during one trip April made some fruit salsa.
Here's her recipe.
1/2 ripe cantaloupe, diced (Susan substitutes cantaloupe for the original papaya)
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 15 oz can black beans (any sort will do), drained & rinsed
*hot peppers (please see note below)
juice from 1 lime
Mix everything together and serve with tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to fish.
*Since Susan can never figure out which peppers in the supermarket are hot she uses a few spoonfuls of crushed red peppers from a jar. She also adds a few shakes of Tabasco sauce and might add some black pepper. She tastes as she goes along to make sure she doesn't over do it with the heat.
This is a staple in Susan's house during the summertime, she makes it every weekend along with a pitcher of sangria because she lives in hope of company.