Okay, so I like to cook. I like to craft. And I have a confession to make. I don’t get into Martha Stewart. It’s not that I actively dislike her. I don’t dislike her at all, really. I just don’t watch her shows or read her magazines. I could probably learn a lot from Martha. As I understand it, she has perfected the things that I like to dabble in. For whatever reason, though, she just hasn’t appealed to me. I think she just strikes me as a little more formal than I tend to be, or wish to be.
Thanks to my CSA newsletter, I have gotten a little taste of Martha’s expertise. The woman knows what she is doing. At least when it comes to her most unusual and fabulous salsa recipe that I tried. I simply must pass this on. It’s too good to keep to myself!
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 minced jalapeno
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 2 ripe avocados, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup halved cranberries
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- Pita crisps or tortilla chips
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 minced jalapeno (seeds removed for less heat, if desired), and 1/4 cup chopped red onion.
- Add 2 ripe avocados, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, 3/4 cup halved cranberries, drained well on paper towels, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper; toss gently to combine. Serve with Pita Crisps or tortilla chips, as desired.
I thought it sounded strange, but worth a try. After all, I had two pints of cranberries and about six avocados in my refrigerator, thanks again to my CSA. We loved it! I will be making this again, perhaps this weekend. While salsa isn’t exactly standard fare for Christmas, this particular salsa has a holiday flair both in appearance and taste.
Try it! You’ll be glad you did!