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.


Spicy Tomato Sauce

Here's a really simple tomato based sauce that's good for pasta, rice, salad, etc. It's a little spicy, but nothing crazy. It's also really easy and tastes awesome.

1 lb roma tomatoes
2-3 chipotles and 2-3 tbls adobo sauce
1/3 cup chopped raw celery
1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
basil, salt, pepper to taste

On a baking sheet roast the tomatoes whole in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes.

The tomatoes take on a really deep flavor from a few minutes in the oven.

Roughly chop and add tomatoes to a blender. You may have to add them in batches to avoid making a mess. Add garlic, chipotles, adobo sauce and oil. Puree. Add celery, spices and remaining tomatoes and buzz again.

Taste and adjust seasoning. Keeping in mind the flavors will intensify after a few hours to rest and marry.

It'll be very liquidy at first, but will thicken up nicely after a rest in fridge.

Enjoy over anything with a neutral flavor. Potatoes, salad, pasta, rice, veggies, beans.

You can achieve an interesting variation by also roasting the celery and garlic.