It only seems fair, if we are celebrating our birds should too!

Here are a few salsas created just for our flocks and to celebrate the 2018 New Year with them!

Machelle Pacion
Avian Nutrition Specialist
Frecipes!
(Fresh recipes)

As always, wash all of your produce in 3% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide and then rinse well before cutting.

 

 

Cranberry Salsa for Parrots:

  • Cranberries – Fresh, organic: 1 cup. Dice cranberries to a coarse grind.
  • Yellow Bell Pepper – Fresh, organic: 3/4 cup diced. Dice pepper to a coarse grind.
  • Apples – Fresh, organic: 1/4 cup. Small-diced. With or without the peel.
  • Jalapeno Chili Pepper – Fresh, organic: 2 Tsp. finely diced.
  • Lime – Fresh, organic: 1 whole lime diced into small chunks. Use the peel and meat of the lime.
  • Mint – Fresh, organic. 1 Tblsp leaves only. Finely diced.
  • Walnuts – Organic coarsely ground.
  • Cayenne Pepper – Organic. Scant dash.
Mix all ingredients.
Serve slightly chilled.

 

 

Mango Salsa for Parrots:
  • Mango – Fresh, organic, peeled:1 1/2 cups cut into small to medium chunks.
  • Pomegranate – Fresh, organic, seeds/fruit without skin. 1/4 cup.
  • Red Bell Pepper – Fresh, organic: 1/8 cup large-diced.
  • Cucumber – Fresh, Organic. 1/8th cup large-diced. With or without the peel.
  • Parsley – Fresh, organic. 2 tsp. Leaves only. Finely diced.
  • Serrano Pepper – Fresh, organic: 1 to 2 tsp finely diced.
  • Pomegranate – Fresh, organic, seeds/fruit without skin. 1/4 cup.
  • Macadamia nuts, Almonds or Cashews – Organic. Large-diced.
  • Anise or Fennel Seed – Organic. About 1 tsp. to taste.
Mix all ingredients.
Serve slightly chilled.

 

Pomegranate Salsa for Parrots:
  • Pomegranate Seeds – Fresh, organic. Without skin. 1 cup.
  • Oranges – Fresh, organic: Use peel and fruit. Cut into small to medium chunks.
  • Green Bell Pepper – Fresh, organic. 1/8th cup. Coarse-diced.
  • Wax Peppers – Fresh, organic. 1.5 tsp. Finely diced.
  • Cilantro – Fresh, organic. Leave only. 1 tsp finely diced.
  • Coriander Seed – Organic. 1/2 to 1 tsp.
  • (Or if you prefer much hotter, use Habanero Chilis. Fresh, organic. 1/2 to 3/4 tsp.)
  • Pine Nuts – Organic: 1 to 2 Tbsp. Whole.
Mix all ingredients.
Serve slightly chilled.

 

If you would like to make any of the above salsas a tad tart, add 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to the mix.
*These salsas are not “feather-destroyer friendly” and may trigger a plucking episode in birds that engage in feather destruction and/or self-mutilation.

 

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