Monday, July 19, 2010

Zucchini & Raspberry Salsa

My second cooking demo of the season was this past Saturday at the Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Market. Once again I had a friend in the audience. Thanks Laura for driving all the way to show your support! Be sure to check out The Farming Journalist for her wonderful photo essay of the market.

This demo recipe is nice "for something different to do" when you're overrun with zucchini.


Here is the salsa served along side some grilled shrimp.
Zucchini & Raspberry Salsa
Serves 4

Ingredients
  • 2 cups zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint, minced
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Add to a large bowl: zucchini, raspberries, scallions, parsley and mint.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard and olive oil. Salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the veggies. Stir gently.
  4. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before serving to let the flavors combine.
  5. Just before serving toss in the toasted sliced almonds.
Alternative Idea
  • Give this salsa some kick – just add a minced jalapeno.
Serving Idea
  • This salsa is perfect on a nice light fish like tilapia or barramundi. It’s also a nice compliment to grilled shrimp.
When's my next demo you ask? It's Saturday August 14th!
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6 comments

  1. Although I love them both, I would never think to combine raspberries and zucchini but this sounds fantastic! I think the honey would really tie everything together and totally agree that this would be perfect for fish!

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  2. We're always looking for a fun and tasty salsa recipe! Look forward to trying this out....

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  3. It's a wacky combo but somehow it just works.

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  4. This salsa looks tasty, and I think I'll play around with it using the blueberries that I am currently swimming in over here :-) For some reason it feels like this would also be good over fresh greens like chard or baby spinach.

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  5. I think it would definitely work nicely with chard or spinach. That's one of the best parts of summer, it's easy to play around with ingredients. Let me know how blueberries work in it!

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  6. I tried adding peaches, lime juice, garlic, and not the oil. Great for chips.

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