More recipes, more pages! Jim has included lots of easy, fast, and tasty recipes, many of which are delicious as both dips and as side dishes for holiday meals. Tart apple salsa (serve it with roast turkey), banana salsa. watermelon salsa and more. There are 55 wonderful recipes for any time of year. 36 pages.
Here’s a sample recipe from the book.
Every time I’ve given salsa-making programs or workshops, I have attendees vote on their favorite out of the several salsas I make for them. Again and again, this one has voted the favorite. People are always surprised – really? Banana salsa? Try it, you’ll be surprised at how good it is, too. Just don’t substitute any of the ingredients.
2 not fully-ripe bananas, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 habanero or 1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, diced fine
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (approx. 1 1/2 limes)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Dash of salt, optional
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and gently mix. Correct the seasonings, adding more salt, lime juice, or sugar to taste.
The salsa should be a little tart and a little sweet. Best served one to two hours after mixing to allow flavors to combine.
Serve with chips or top a grilled fish or chicken sandwich with this, it makes a very versatile salsa or dip.