Category Archives: Salsa / Chutney / Dip

Salsa / Chutney / Dip

Tomatillo Sauce / Blackened Tomatillo Salsa
Ingredients: 3 lbs tomatillos (shells removed) 1 poblano pepper 1 bell pepper 1 medium onion 4 cloves garlic 1 jalapeno pepper 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp oregano Pinch ground cloves Salt and pepper EVOO for blackened Instructions: For Regular: Parboil (partially cook) tomatillos, poblano pepper, bell pepper, onion. For Blackened: Under a Broiler, add oiled Continue Reading
Cucumber Relish
Ingredients: 1 large Japanese cucumber 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 Thai or Serrano chilie 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 tsp brown 1 tsp salt Cilantro leaves, for garnish Instructions: Place cucumber, shallot, and chili slices in a small bowl. Heat the vinegar, sugar and salt in a small saucepan, stirring, until mixture reaches a boil Continue Reading
Mango Cilantro Chutney
Ingredients: 2 mangoes, peeled and diced ¼ cup finely chopped red onion 2 tbsp chopped cilantro 3 tbsp lime juice 3 tbsp orange juice Salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions: Combine the mangoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and orange juice in a bowl and gently mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Coconut Chutney
Ingredients: 1 cup grated unsweetened coconut ½ cup finely chopped onion 1 tsp minced ginger ¼ cup plain low fat yogurt ½ tsp fresh lemon juice ¾ tsp salt ½ cup water, as needed ½ tsp mustard seeds 2 dried red peppers 8 curry leaves or 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tsp Continue Reading
Sweet Cucumber Salad
Ingredients: 4 cucumbers, thinly sliced 1 small white onion, thinly sliced 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar / agave Optional: 1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste 1 diced thai chili Instructions: Toss together the cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Combine the vinegar, water and sugar in a saucepan Continue Reading
Raita / Indian Yogurt Dip
Ingredients: 2 cups plain yogurt 1 large cucumber 3 tbsp minced mint leaves ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp paprika pinch sugar pinch cayenne Instructions: Peel the cucumber and remove seeds. Finely chop. Place yogurt in a fine mesh strainer set over bowl and drain for 1 hour. Discard liquid. Place drained Continue Reading
Pesto / Walnut Pesto
You can substitute pine nuts with almonds or walnuts Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil 1 cup Italian parsley ½ cup toasted pine nuts (or 1/2 cup walnuts) ½ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 4 garlic cloves, chopped ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes ½ cup olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 Continue Reading
Sweet Cucumber Chutney
Ingredients: 1 onion – minced 3” cucumber – minced 1 bunch mint leaves 1 tsp ginger 1 clove garlic 3 tbsp cumin 4 tbsp sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp white/cider vinegar 6 tbsp olive oil Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve chilled.
Mint Cilantro Chutney
Ingredients: 3 bunches chopped cilantro 1 bunch chopped mint 1 cloves minced garlic 1½ tbsp grated ginger 1-2 chopped Serrano chilies ½ tsp salt Juice of 1 lemon ½ tbsp olive oil Instructions: Mix ingredients in a bowl, turn onto cutting board and mince until a paste is formed.