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.


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I'd heard of harissa before thanks to food network tv and shows like Chopped and Next Food Network Star. But that just goes to show you. You can hear about a food and have it described to you and still not understand at all what it's really like. Alton Brown on his former show Good Eats was really good at conveying how an unknown food would taste, but most food network shows and stars don't have such a wonderful knack.

Harissa had been mentioned, but never made to sound as enticing and spectacular as it actually is in real life. I'd never thought much about it at all until I received it as a birthday gift.

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I got the bottle on Sept 14 and by Sept 19 there's only a third of it left. It's the bomb. And it's low fat and low calorie. Main ingredient is red bell peppers. It's sweet, spicy and delicious.

On the bottle it's referred to as Tunisian hot sauce. I don't get a lot of heat from it, but I do get a ton of awesome flavor. This stuff... where was it hiding all my life. I though I'd hit the jackpot when I found hummus. Harissa is more awesome yet.

If you haven't already done so, you've got to try this stuff.

Put it on salads, soups, sandwiches, eat it straight up. This amazing condiment can do no wrong!