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.

Two Sandwiches You Need To Be Eating

Here are a couple of quick and tasty sandwiches you can make in a snap. I love sandwiches for breakfast because they're so filling and tasty. I enjoy them for lunch as well, for the same reasons. They're portable. They're easy to assemble. They offer great flavors and textures and are very inexpensive.

A really easy one is the vinaigrette sandwich. It's totally vegan and totally delicious. Start with a sesame seed bun and lightly coat both sides with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. If you use the store brand it'll be even cheaper. Store brand dressing tastes exactly the same as premium. You have to experiment. Every store brand is different.

Add rinsed black or red beans or a combo of both. Add sliced red onion and romaine lettuce and roasted garlic and roasted red peppers. All these things are optional. Add whichever you like or have on hand. Just be sure to add at least one for a satisfying variation of textures.

Top sandwich with hot sauce. You can get hot sauce totally free. Whenever you stop at a convenience store pick up a few packets. You can do the same with mayo, mustard and relish.

A second simple and great sandwich is Cajun lentils and barley with peanut butter. It might sound strange, but it tastes great. You'll need to have previously made my recipe for Cajun lentils and barley. Which is in itself very low cost and highly flavorful. It'll make lots of servings and last days. It's great cold as a sandwich base.

On your favorite bread or roll spread a thin layer of peanut butter. Top that with your prepared/chilled Cajun lentil mix. Sprinkle with roasted garlic, fake bacon bits and a layer of crisp lettuce.