Thursday, May 19, 2011

An apple a day.

These are home-grown apples, a variety that is tart and juicy. I freeze them in chunks and use them up all year long in both sweet and savory dishes. 
Whenever I need a bit of pick-me-up, I pull them out of the freezer.
Today's recipe is a chunky salsa to use as a side dish or dressing for meats and greens. I love mine on Farro salad, with cooked farro and lots of greens.


1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 C cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 C mint leaves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 C diced apples (frozen apples o.k.)
2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
1 T good olive oil

Combine and let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours.
The sweetness and tartness of the apples and the bite of onions and cilantro will add interest to your dishes. 


  1. Farro is a wonderful grain that cooks up plump and crunchy. It is the original whole wheat! If you don't find farro in your grocery store, you can ask the manager to order it for you.

  2. This salsa sounds divine and I can't wait to try it! I love apples and make organic apple juice daily in my Jack LaLane juicer. Will look for the Farro, too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You make it sound so good! And your photos add to the experience too!

  4. This sound wonderful. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What is the name of your apples?

  6. This definitely sounds like a wonderful recipe! YUMMY :-)

  7. I do not know what apples I have. There are four different trees on my property, old and tired ones. I'm sure somebody knows what the varieties are if I took samples to a Master Gardener. The ones in the pictures taste tart and are very crispy. Come October, I will have to find out.

    Thanks for the visit, everyone.