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Mango Tomato Salsa

January 17, 2017

I made this with yesterdays fajitas and since it was made in the summer- I used mangos and nectarines. Mangos are still available although they are not as yummy as they are in the summer. You can substitute pineapple for mango and apple for the nectarine… so good!

  • 1 large mango, chopped
  • 1 large nectarine, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped or 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt

Mix all the ingredients and let the salsa sit for an hour before serving.

 

Healthy Tartare Sauce

October 11, 2016

This is a great sauce for the fish and chips from yesterday but this is a great accompaniment with any meat or vegetables…

  • ½ cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper

Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Let it sit for an hour before serving.

Grilled Chicken with Plum Sauce

July 27, 2016

I am very proud of this recipe. Some friends were coming over for a barbecue and I wanted to grill chicken.. maybe with some barbecue sauce… but I had recently read an article about how much sugar there is in bottled barbecue sauces. I wanted to make my own but make it a bit different.. so, I decided to use the plums in the sauce. That would be the main flavor mixed in with some onion, garlic, orange juice and of course some smoked paprika. I added a bit of honey to balance the flavors and came up with a delicious sauce. I marinated the chicken in some spices and basted it with half of the sauce. I served the rest of the sauce with the cooked chicken. It tasted amazing… definitely try this sauce next time you are in the mood to grill…

  • 4 to 5 black plums, cut into 1 inch wedges
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Salt

Heat a small saucepan with the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the plums, orange juice, honey and smoked paprika. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Take off the heat and add to a blender till smooth. Transfer to a bowl and check for seasonings. Divide in half and use one half to baste steak and chicken and serve the other half with the cooked meat.

Watermelon Tomato Salsa

June 21, 2016

How can I forget watermelon when I am posting summer sides!!! This salsa is great with any grilled meat or seafood… or just plain with tortilla chips!

  • 2 cups watermelon, chopped
  • 2 yellow plum tomatoes, seeds taken out and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Let the salsa sit for at least an hour before serving with either tortilla chips or on top of any grilled meat or fish.

Fresh Tomato Compote

September 14, 2015

Some more of my favorite recipes!

I wanted to post this ASAP as tomato season is almost over and this is too good to miss. I made it with baby San Marzano tomatoes I found at Trader Joes. I served this delicious compote with cheese but it can be served with pasta, on pizza, on grilled meats or fish! It is absolutely delicious!

  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 Serrano pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Transfer the tomatoes to a cookie sheet and bake for half an hour or till the tomatoes get a bit soft and the skin looks loose. Take out and let cool and slide the skins off. Transfer the tomatoes to a saucepan. Add the oil, brown sugar, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 20 to 25 minutes. Taste for seasonings and turn heat off. Once the compote is cooled off add the basil and serve with cheese or as a topping for pizza or any meat or fish.

 

Mango & Green Onion Salsa

August 11, 2015

Perfect accompaniment with yesterdays chicken or any other summer meal…

  • 2 to 3 ripe mangos, peeled and chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Transfer the mangos, green onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and olive oil to a medium bowl. Mix well and serve.

Avocado and Apricot Guacamole

August 5, 2015

Yummy guacamole made with apricots! You can use nectarines or peaches… or even plums…

  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 apricots, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Add everything to a medium bowl. Mix well and serve.