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.


Lime Hummus (Vegan)

I was trying to make some hummus without any lemon or lime juice. I just wanted some hummus and didn't have those ingredients on hand. Alhtough it traditionally uses tahini, I don't ever make it that way. I use peanut butter instead. It comes out really nicely that way. However, the lack of citrus wasn't working out too well.

I tried using vinegar as an acidic substitue. It was oaky, but still lacking.

I had freshly minced garlic and plenty of wonderful spices. I used extra virgin olive oil.

It wasn't a bad hummus with vinegar. It was just one dimensioanl. It was good enough though. So I was more than happy to eat it anyway.

But when I went to the grocery store and brought home a fresh lime I added the zest and the juice to the hummus I had made the day before. What a difference it made. It totally woke up all the flavors. A thousand times better.

Recipe
1 can rinsed chick peas
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspon olive oil
zest and joice from 1 lime
3 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
fresh cracked black pepper
garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne powder, marjoram

I like to crush my chick peas by hand. I just quish them between my fingers. Or I put them in a zip lock baggie and crush them with an unopened can of tomatoes.

Combine crushed chick peas and all other ingredients. Adding only a little bit of the spices. Taste. Add more of the spices to your preference. Add spices slowly and taste often.

Enjoy in place of mayonaisse and cheese, as a salad topper, a sexual lubricant or simply spread on toast.