Broccoli Olive and Corn Salsa Recipe

I'm just mixing up cultures as I see fit. All cuisines, from all over the world, have the human palate in common. They can blend in some amazing ways. 
This has a really fresh and clean flavor. It's light, but filling. Ideal for the end of summer. It just needs a little bread or rice to go with it. 

Make sure when you serve it to coat the bread or rice with some of that scrumptious sauce!
Salsa Recipe Ingredients
2 broccoli crowns, chopped small
1 can small black olives, halved
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 shallots, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 poblano, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tlbs olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce
2 tsps spicy mustard
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsps dry thyme

Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let rest overnight. 

The broccoli cooks in the acid and the frozen ingredients thaw without losing their color or flavor.

Seared Tofu Sandwich

As mentioned in my previous post, I've been working with tofu on my own for the first time. I used half a package for my sauteed pasta salad. The other half I reserved in a storage container in the fridge.

A few days later I marinated it for about an hour in 4 packets of soy sauce, some garlic powder and black pepper.

I then got a small fry pan pretty hot and seared it off in batches that fit into the pan.

As each batch was done I used a garlic press to extrude fresh garlic on the hot tofu. I did this with each hot batch. I then covered the container. Let it cool for a while and put my seared tofu back into the fridge to relax overnight.

The next day I assembled my seared tofu and garlic sandwich.

On a tasty kaiser roll I laid one slice of vegetarian cheese, then a generous portion of my seared tofu, some of the garlic that was in with the touf and then some pickle slices.

It kinda looks like a grilled chicken sandwich. Kinda tastes like one too, but more tender. It was good, but really could've used a condiment of some sort now that I think of it.

I'm not a fan of mustard as a straight on condiment (love it as an ingredient), but I can see where it would go very nicely on this sandwich. As would some italian dressing, or even just some good old oil and vinegar.

Whatever dressings you prefer on your sandwich, it doesn't matter. Seared tofu is really tasty hot or cold. And super easy to make. And if you really want to kick it up a notch and don't mind the clean up, sear your tofu in some hot olive oil instead of a dry pan. Everything tastes better with olive oil.