Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fruit Salsa

Guess what? It's been exactly 1 month since I last posted a recipe. Can you believe that? Summer flies by!
I've been too busy having summer romances with:
1.Agatha Christie novels.
2.Sundresses, especially ones from Kohl's.
3.Actually, I'm in love with all Kohl's dresses.
4.Eggplant, especially the eggplant rice bowl at Doc Chey's.
5.Flourless Torte.
6.And fruit salsa. 

There's really nothing not to love about fruit salsa. It's fresh and flavorful, pretty, and ridiculously simple. And just bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. I feel kind of cheated that in all my years of eating and cooking and enjoying food, I'd never had it.
Uuntil I made this recipe. And it was love at first bite. And my whole family felt it too. Then my mom mom found this one. It was not quite as awesome, but it was awesome. And then I made up another one. Oh no! I forgot the measurements. But I remember what it had in it:

Mango-peach berry salsa:
Bell Pepper (<--red would be prettiest)
White Onion
Fresh cilantro (<--one of my current obsessions)
Pita or Tortilla chips, for serving

Then finely chop everything, saute the onion in cooking spray, and mix everything together. Serve with chips.

See? A child could do it. 

I made another one, and this time I remembered the measurements:

Watermelon Salsa
5 c watermelon, coarsely chopped
1 c blueberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 white onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped (I used 1/2 orange and 1/2 yellow)
A few springs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped

Saute the onion in cooking spray, then combine everything. Serve with tortilla or pita chips. 

I'm not sure what my next recipe should be. I've been cooking a lot recently! How about you pick? I like to do things my way, though, so don't expect this to become a regular feature. OK, here's the list:

1. low country boil
2. cornbread
3. a muffin or quick bread
4. a fruity dessert
5. pancakes or waffles

wow, I just realized that all those contain an unhealthy form of carbs. Oh well. 

 Good night!


  1. I was typing a comment and clipped two keys - it disappeared. I think I had read down to a bbq post. I'll have to try fruit salsa ... they always sound pretty good - the watermelon one sounds iffy to me - but peach sounds delicious. I've seen you by my blog - or your mom - I always wonder. (Thanks for coming by and leaving me a note.) AND I've found a clue to perhaps who your mom is. I'll have to follow it through and find out. I enjoyed your answers to the blogger award and fresh asparagus is way better than canned and grilled is tasty w/penne pasta and asiago cheese and I can't remember what else. Enjoyed your posts! Great job! Now on to my sleuthing. Love,

  2. I aodre fruit salsa; it's the perfect combo between sweet and savory- oh and I'd love to see a fruity dessert on your blog :D

  3. MUFFINS!!! or Pancakes! Those are always good!