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.


Kale and Red Cabbage Slaw with Potato Dressing

This is a new take on traditional cole slaw. It uses mashed potatoes in place of mayo and kale and red cabbage as the base. It's very different from your usual slaw, but it's tasty, crunchy and delicious.

Best of all, it's quite easy to prepare.
Ingredients
3 cups chopped fresh kale
2 cups chopped fresh red cabbage
1 packet idahoan garlic mashed potatoes
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 jalapeno including ribs
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 tsps crushed red pepper flakes

In a storage bowl or container toss together kale, cabbage and beans. Set aside.

To prepare mashed potatoes use 3 cups of water instead of the 2 called for on the pouch. Add water to medium sized pot, add scallions and jalapeno ribs. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Carefully stir in the potato powder from the packet until fully incorporated and you have a soupy potato mix. Stir in red pepper flakes and jalapeno flesh. Let the mixture cool for 15 minutes. Remove jalapeno ribs.

Potatoes will still be warm, but not hot. Add potato mix to previously prepared bowl of kale, cabbage and beans. Gently stir to coat everything in the potato mix. Chill more if desired or serve slightly warm.