Friday, May 25, 2012

Fresh Salsa is the BEST!

        My seven-year-old really wanted to make something in the kitchen the other day with me. She got on her pink princess apron and was ready to go. We were having an unusual eighty degree day and I really didn't want to we created some salsa. I had never attempted salsa sans tomatoes, but I didn't have any tomatoes so including them wasn't an option.

        Fresh cilantro and fresh lime is mandatory; other than that, why not create your own? Besides Mexican food, fresh salsa is great on fish, chicken, pita chips, time you are shopping, grab some fresh ingredients (kiwis are perfect!) and start chopping and dicing. Yes, it takes time but bring in one of your kids and chat about school and life while you are creating your masterpiece. Remember: The kitchen brings families together. :)

                    Peach-Pineapple Salsa for Summer

1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup diced fresh peaches
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
3/4 cup chopped onions
1- 4 oz can diced green chiles
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or more to taste)
1 lime
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

            In a large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients. Cut open lime and squeeze over salsa until all juice is extracted. Season with salt, pepper and cumin. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.