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.


Hot Sweet Salad

Here's a fun take on a classic salad that's packed with way more nutrients. We'll replace ordinary lettuce with some crispy cabbage. When it's in season it is quite cheap. Ah, but the real magic of this recipe is in the salad dressing. You've never had a dressing quite like this one. Sweet, spicy and rich, it turns a random batch of veggies into something desirable.

Salad Ingredients
1/4 cup shredded white cabbage
1/4 cup shredded red cabbage
1 meidum red onion diced
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1 red bell pepper matchsticked
1 cucumber thinly sliced
1/2 can sliced black olives
1/3 cup roasted almonds
3 cloves roasted garlic minced

Combine all ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Lightly toss to combine. Set aside in the fridge.

Dressing Ingredients
1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing
2 tbls roasted garlic hummus
2 tbls hot sauce
zest and juice form one lemon

Whisk together all ingredients. Let sit at least 1 hour in the fridge. Pour over salad mix. Toss to distribute over the salad. Serve immediately

Top with rinsed black beans or wasabi edamame.

Garnish with shredded pepper jack.

It's vegan if you leave off the cheese or use vegan cheese.