Dijon Horseradish Sauce

I was just looking to create a sauce for roasted potatoes and broccoli to jazz them up a bit. Some kind of potato salad twist type thing.

I landed on a mustard based sauce since I had a fresh bottle of dijon. You know what they say, use what you have. That advice applies now more than ever, under current circumstances.

This is super easy to put together. Whisk together a few ingredients and you're all set. Keep those potatoes moist and delicious. A lighter, fresher variation on classic potato salad. And, of course, vegan.

2 tbls dijon mustard
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls hot sauce
1 tbl horseradish
2 tsps salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsps turmeric
2 tbls olive oil

Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.

Drizzle in the oil while whisking until a nice emulsion is formed.

I created this for roasted potatoes and broccoli, but this sauce has endless possibilities. It's tangy, spicy and a little bit creamy. Go nuts with it!

Cucumber Salsa 2.0

I've done cucumber salsa recipes before. This new version takes a cleaner,  more refined approach.

By now it's no secret that I love spicy cuisines like Mexican, Indian and Thai. For me the complex heat and spice profiles they provide are the perfect way to make vegan food really pop.

This version of cucumber salsa is simpler,  but actually packs a bigger flavor punch into a less fussy recipe. This definitely takes a less is more approach.

Bright acid from the lime, a little heat from the peppers and fresh diced summer tomato and cucumber dance on the palate.

1 large cucumber, diced
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced

2 1/2 tbls olive oil
1 1/2 tbls hot sauce
1 lime, zest and juice

2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Toss gently to mix well.  Allow to chill for a few hours in the fridge.

After their stay in the fridge, the cucumber and tomato will have released their juices. Stir again before serving to thoroughly incorporate those flavors into the salsa dressing.

A refreshing and hydrating summer salsa with a touch of heat. Simple to make. Excellent to eat.