Salsa!

August 5, 2010

Nothing says summer like fresh salsa.

I had a huge bowl of sungolds staring at me. I wanted to make something that would honor their sweetness and color. I kept trying to think of ways to cook them, and then I realized that my favorite way to eat them is raw, popped right off the vine into my mouth. This, combined with the fact that I saw Husk Cherries at the farmer’s market, had me thinking a sweet and spicy salsa would be the ideal fate of these little guys.

(I am obsessssed with Husk Cherries – they are sweet, and come in their own little parchment-like gift wrapping)

This involves a good half hour of prep work, chopping and slicing, which after a long day in front of a computer, is the perfect wind-down for me.

Black Bean Sun Gold Salsa:

1 pound cherry tomatoes

1/4 pound husk cherries (if you can’t find these, maybe try a little bit of pineapple)

1 red pepper, diced

1 small white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic

bunch of cilantro

can black beans, rinsed and drained

juice of 2 limes

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 jalepenos, seeded, deveined, and diced

cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

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One Response to “Salsa!”

  1. yummybooks said

    you are just too rad. yeah i’m commenting 26 seconds after you posted this.

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