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.


Red Red Wine Beans and Rice

Red onions and red wine are natural companions. Mushrooms also love red wine. This is a fancified version of classic red beans and rice using those complementary pairings as the inspiration.

Produce
8 ounces sliced white mushrooms
2 cups sliced celery
1 poblano pepper, diced
1 tbls each minced jalapeno, serrano, habernero peppers
3 cloves garlic, minced
Handful fresh basil, minced
1 cup dry white rice
1 can red beans

Liquids
1 cup red onion broth, see below
1 1/2 cups water
1 lime, zest and juice

Spices
2 tsps dry basil
2 tsps dry thyme


Red Onion Broth
Skins and ends from 2 medium red onions
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 cups water
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper

Bring all onion broth ingredients to a boil and then simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced by half and the broth is rich and deep. Strain to remove onion pieces.

Add to your strained onion broth, mushrooms, celery, garlic, peppers. Simmer uncovered for 7 minutes. Add rice, water, spices. Cover and simmer until rice is almost tender. Add lime zest and juice and fresh basil. Simmer 2 more minutes.