by Sally Hillis, R.D., Hillis & Company, Lincoln, Nebraska
Salsa is both a lunchtime favorite and a simple companion to most main courses. This versatile recipe allows you to substitute your favorite ingredients for something seasonal and fresh every time. Very ripe (even overripe) fruit such as pineapple, mango, peach, apple, or melon combine with fresh veggies for a uniquely simple balance of flavors. Round out your dish with citrus juice or vinegar and your favorite herbs. There’s nothing like homemade salsa!
- 2 cups ripe or overripe fruit
- 1/2-1 cup shallot, leeks, green onion or red onion
- 4 cups mixed seasonal vegetables
- 1/2 cup fresh herbs
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup rice or white vinegar
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white or cayenne pepper
In a large bowl, gently toss together fruit, vegetables, onion, and herbs. Whisk lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a separate bowl. Drizzle juice mixture over fruit mixture and toss gently. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes. Prior to serving, adjust seasoning with lime juice, salt, pepper, sugar, and herbs.