Theme Thursday – Salsa Anyone?

I wanted to share with you the Salsa recipes that I made for this past Theme Thursday in the barn. They are very simple and if you have a good knife and a cutting board, try one out for your next dinner as either an appetizer or as a topping for fish or chicken.

Avocado Mango Salsa
Ingredients:
2 just ripe avocados diced
2 small mangos or 1 large (1- 1- 1/2 lbs.) diced
1/4 cup minced red onion diced
1 serrano chile ; minced with seeds
2 limes juiced (4 Tbls juice)
1 Tbls Cilantro chopped up
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and serve with chips
as an appetizer or over Salmon or chicken.

Watermelon Salsa

Ingredients:
3 cups watermelon diced & seeded
1 cucumber seeded , peeled & finely diced
2 jalepeno peppers minced with ribs, seeds removed
1 small red onion diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
Zest and juice of 2 limes
Salt

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and season with salt just before serving to help watermelon from extracting it’s juice. Great served with tortilla chips or over grilled
pork or chicken

Fresh Tomato Salsa
Ingredients:
1-3 med sized fresh tomatoes (from one to one     and half pounds) stems removed & finely diced
1/2 red onion finely diced
1 jalepeno chili pepper (stems, ribs & seeds     removed) finely diced
1 serrano chili pepper (stems, ribs & seeds     removed) finely diced
Juice of one lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and serve with chips.
This is your typical Mexican pico de gallo

Pomegranate Salsa
Ingredients:
2 and a half cups pomegranate arils
1 and  1/3 c diced cucumber, seeds removed and     skinned
1-3 jalepenos ; seeds and ribs removed
    (1 jalepeno for mild, 2 for medium, 3 for hot)
1/4 to 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/3 cup diced red onion
squeeze of half a lime

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and serve with tortilla
chips or over grilled pork or chicken

Corn and Cherry Tomato Salsa
Ingredients:
1 can sweet corn kernels
1 pint diced cherry tomatoes
1/2 a red onion diced
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbls balsamic vinegar (can add more to taste)

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and serve. Best if made earlier in the day and served a few hours later so
that the flavors meld

Enjoy! and hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever you decide to do with it!
                                                 ~Meg

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