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.


Buffalo Chick Peas

I believe I may have just invented the next big food thing. Buffalo chick pea. That's right. They're awesome little pebbles of deep fried, spicy goodness.

They're really easy to make. And a delicious snack you won't be able to stop scarfing down. Don't blame me if you gain weight. It'll totally be worth it anyway. These are not low fat. But they are spicy goodness in little funny shaped balls.

Ingredients
1 can garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
2 tbls hot sauce
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 tbl peanut butter
1 packet soy sauce
toasted panko breadcrumsb
salt, pepper and paprika to taste

Grab yourself a can of chick pea. Rinse and drain.

In a bowl combine hot sauce, white vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, salt, pepper and paprika.

Get some oil hot in a deep skillet. Drop in chick peas and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oil and toss in sauce mixture.

Let cool and rest in sauce. Store that way.

Serve directly from sauce and sprinkle with toasted panko bread crumbs.

Use to garnish any dish. Or just eat directly as a snack. Dip in roasted garlic hummus or garlic and dill cream cheese.