Mexican Salsa by Kim
This was great even though it is better with in season tomatoes.
Grilled/Roasted whole long dolce green peppers (where not out yet so I used bell)
lime zest and juice of one lime
toasted spices (1 T cumin, 1 T chili powder, 1 T garlic powder, 1/2 T paprika)
dash of Green Tabasco sauce (more or less depending on your desire for heat)
Salt and pepper to taste
chop up the tomotes, peppers, onions. Add the lime juice and zest, cilantro, Tabasco, and spices. Salt and pepper to taste. Let sit at room temp for an hour or more. Mix and serve with chips or on top of salad, burritos etc. Soooo Good.
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
25g pine nuts (lightly roasted or fried, do not cheat on this)
25g Parmesan cheese
50g sun-dried tomatoes (use the ones that are already oil)
1 clove garlic
60ml (4 tbsp) olive oil
Stick it in a food processor. It is to die for. Use the pesto on crackers with Philly cheese or onto thin pasta or on crusty bread…
I adore eggplants in anyway I can get them, but right now I am craving strange flavors and went for an easy Baba Ganoush recipe.
As is in my style, I made it easy.
I don’t salt or do anything to my eggplant, I didn’t slow roast it and then let it sit in a bag.
I simply cut it, skin and all, into small cubes and sauteed in olive oil with garlic and salt.
When soft, I let it cool and pureed with tahini, lemon, olive oil and some water.
My husband who hates eggplant adored it, so much I made it two times in one week.
Simple Baba Ganoush
1 eggplant, cut into small cubes
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
salt (to taste)
2 tbs Tahini sauce
juice of a lemon ( to taste)
water to thin
Saute the eggplant cubes and garlic in olive oil, I like to use a lot as eggplant soaks up quite a bit.
Add salt,this will bring some of the water out of the eggplant and also add flavor.
Stir to cook evenly.
Puree with the tahini, lemon juice, more olive oil.
Add a little water to create a smooth sauce.
For a little kick I also add chili into the mix but you can also serve on the side or sprinkle on top.
I think it tastes better then next day when the flavors have blended.