I am in Wales, a land not known for the sunshine but rain rain rain, but today it felt like I was somewhere in the Mediterranean. I stepped out of the office onto the busy streets and honestly it felt like I had walked into a greenhouse.
Anyway, you know what hot, clammy weather means - no energy for cooking and your appetite to eat leans more towards quick light and easy bites: such as this Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa which requires no cooking at all, even better.
I actually made this Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa at the weekend with homegrown strawberries. The strawberries take the place of tomatoes which can either be acidic or sweet. I have to admit, as much as I wanted to make this and experiment, I was not sure that I would like it and I could see D looking down at the bowl and thinking the same.
Then we both tucked in with our tortilla chips and were Wooed!
This is not the first savoury strawberry recipe I have made, I have made a Savoury Strawberry Quiche with strawberries and even Strawberry Risotto before and more recently Strawberry Spinach Asparagus Salad, so don't quite understand why it has taken me a while to make this Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa in my home. I will even go as far and say, I think I prefer this Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa to the spicy Tomato salsa.
I am sharing this with and Cook Blog Share hosted by Sneaky Veg and Hearth and Soul Hop hosted by April J Harris; and Zesty South Indian Kitchen; and Recipe of the Week. hosted by A Mummy Too. Anyway, what is the weather like where you are?! What seasonal and homegrown fruit or vegetables are you tucking into?
Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa
1/2 green pepper, minced with a mezzaluna
250 fresh coriander, minced
1 tablespoon jalapeno from a jar, minced include some of the juices
80g fresh s strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
2 spring onions, finely sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredient well in a bowl and season to taste.
Allow to sit for a few minutes for the strawberries to soften, then serve immediately.
Best eaten on the day made and within a few hours.