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.


Sexy Salad

Here's a sexy salad for everyone to lust after. Most people probably don't think of salad as being very sexy, but I disagree. It's one of the best dishes there are. A salad can be pretty much any combination of ingredients. The one stipulation is that they need to be fresh and bright. Can't go wrong there.

Salads demand texture and acidity. They are light, yet filling.

This salad in particular is a great one. You have to click on the pic to see it full sized. It will leave you drooling.

There's a base of freshly torn romaine lettuce. That's topped with minced red cabbage. The next layer is oven fresh roasted chopped broccoli. Then sliced white onions. Garnished with a few spoonfuls of black beans. Finished with a few cloves of roasted garlic. Everything is moistening with white vinegar, balsamic vinaigrette and Louisiana hot sauce.

Very light, Very nutritious. Very tasty. Yet extremely light on calories. 100% vegetarian. 100% vegan. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sprinkle with nutritional yeast for added protein and flavor.

This salad really highlight the appeal of fresh, crisp produce. How filling it can be. And also how delicious. And how a little bit of hot sauce goes a really long way toward upping the flavor ante of a simple dish.