Salsa Ideas

Salsa’s can be a simple and quick way to add flavour and interest to a meal.  Experiment with some of these flavours, making the most of what is seasonal at the time. 

Fresh tamarillo salsa – great with cold meats, fish or chicken
4 tamarillos
1 small onion
1 tbsp brown sugar

Peel and finely chop the tamarillo and onion.  Mix all ingredients together.  Makes approximately 1 ½ cups.

Plum salsa
4 fresh plums, pitted and chopped
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 spring onions finely sliced
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

Mix all ingredients together.  To allow flavours to develop this is best made one hour or more before serving.  Makes 1 ½ cups.

Apple chilli sauce – good with meat, especially pork, or grilled chicken
3 apples peeled and roughly chopped
1 medium onion peeled and chopped
1 cup water
¼ tsp chili powder or 1 small chilli finely chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar

Place apple, onion, water and chilli in a saucepan.  Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes or until apples are soft.  Add sugar and stir well to break up apples.  Makes approx 2 cups, can be frozen.

Banana salsa – great with chicken, fish or curries
2 bananas chopped
½ tsp paprika
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce

Gently combine all the ingredients.  Leave for 1-2 hours to allow flavours to develop.  Serve room temperature.  Makes 1 ½ cups.

Peach and pesto salsa – delicious with chicken, fish or pork
2 peaches or nectarines, finely chopped or sliced
¼ cup pine nuts
1 Tbsp finely chopped basil leaves or 1 teaspoon pesto sauce
2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
2 cloves garlic finely sliced

Gently combine all ingredients.  Leave at room temperature for flavours to develop.  Makes 1 ½ cups. 
 

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