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.


Kidney Beans Curry

I've previously praised their chick peas curry. Now I feel I must praise their kidney beans curry as well. What I love most about this brand is their simple ingredients. Unlike western and American concoctions, they have authentic, short and pronounceable components in their food. They are, I believe, all vegetarian, though some refer to usage with chicken and several are vegan.

I'm a big garbanzo bean fan so I was really drawn to their chick peas curry packet. The sauce and the potatoes make for a mild curry with a hearty feel.

I didn't think I'd like the kidney beans curry version, but boy was I wrong. I love this one way more. I'm not even a fan of kidney beans. But the sauce that comes with this one is so spicy and curried and tomatoey that it made me into a kidney bean lover.

Now I'll be the first to gripe that it's expensive, but taste wise I feel it to be 100% worth it. It's just that good. I wish I could make a homemade dish that is. I can get close, but not close enough that I'm not compelled to overspend on this. It's great when it goes on sale for $2. That's awesome. But at $2.96 all the time on amazon and vitacost it's still something to at least treat yourself with sometimes.

Being vegetarian or vegan means sacrificing a lot of flavor possibilities. There are many other flavors to be had, but these kitchens of India curry dishes make it so easy and they taste so freaking good.

This is not a paid endorsement. These are my honest opinions. I've not been compensated.