Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, are you celebrating? I am! Any excuse to have Mexican food I’m all in. Especially if it involves salsa. It’s one of those things were I can sit down and then look up and realize I have almost finished the basket of chips and all the salsa. Luckily my husband is the same way and he eats a lot faster then me. This saves me from being the only one to attack the salsa and chips. As the temperatures rise here in South Florida it makes me crave salsa even more. Nothing like sitting on the patio after the little ones are down for the night and enjoying a glass a wine or beer with the hubby and snacking on salsa.
Monday while I was home with a sick little munchkin (just a side note pink eye is no fun), I had some time to make salsa when she was down for her nap. Tomato salsa is great but changing it up every now and then is even better. The next time you are craving salsa I highly recommend adding apple instead of tomato. It’s a fresh and yummy addition to salsa, especially on a hot South Florida day (or night). When the hubby got home I had the chips and salsa out and he was at first a little skeptical but he took one bite and you guessed it, ended up eating most of each. He left maybe about 5 chips and quarter of the salsa for me. He has already request it for our July 4th cookout…yes, that is 2 months away. He thinks ahead, especially when he likes something a lot. He’ll also tell you over and over how much he likes something. Many of the reasons I love him and all the reasons why I love making things for him. He appreciates everything…lucky girl I am. for more reasons than that of course.
If you are questioning this salsa I can understand but let me tell you…just try it once. I promise it’s just as addicting as the regular salsa you love. It’s super yummy and a nice change and is perfect for a summer day or even to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!
Enjoy and Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!
Fresh Apple Salsa with Homemade Spiced Chips
2 cups diced Fuji apple, about 2 medium apples
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients, stirring well.
Homemade Spiced Chips
3 tortillas (I used brown rice tortilla but you can use flour), cut into wedges
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of cayenne
Preheat oven to 350.
Toss the wedges with canola oil, chili powder, salt and cayenne. Spread on baking sheets until golden 20 to 25 minutes.