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.


Corn Pico de Gallo

This is a riff on pico de gallo, but not a straight up version. It uses basil rather than cilantro. It also has the addition of corn, which creates a really pleasing textural component. It's not a salsa though. It's crisper and and less runny than your typical salsa would be. It borrows from mexican, french and italian influences. But for the most part, it's simply a celebration of the great flavors summer fruits and vegetables have to offer

1-2 ears fire roasted corn, 1 1/2 cups
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 vine tomato, diced
1 poblano pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced

3 tbls hot sauce
1/4 cup olive oil

2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
10 basil leaves, sliced thinly

Cook the corn dehusked over the flame of your gas burner on your stovetop until gently charred. Use tongs to turn it and get an even char. If you don't have a gas stovetop, you can cook it on an outdoor grill.

Cut the cooked corn off the cobs.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl that has a cover. Mix thoroughly, but gently. Chill for a while in the fridge before serving.