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Homeade Salsa

Chef Dana Patterson from Wegmans prepares some fresh salsa recipes highlighting homegrown fruits and vegetables.

Fruit Salsa:

1 pkg (16 oz) Food You Feel Good About Just Picked & Quickly Frozen Blueberries, partially thawed
1 pkg (16 oz) Food You Feel Good About Just Picked & Quickly Frozen Dark Sweet Cherries, partially thawed, rough chopped
1 medium red onion, finely minced (about 3/4 cup)
1 Tbsp finely minced jalapeno pepper, cored and seeded (wear gloves)
1/2 bunch mint, finely sliced (about 1/2 cup)
juice of 1 lime (1-2 Tbsp)
salt and pepper to taste

You'll Need: blender

Directions:

1. Add berries, cherries, onion, jalapeno, mint and lime juice to large bowl. Toss.

2. Transfer to blender or food processor (in 2 batches if necessary); pulse only until roughly chopped, don't puree. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
 

Avocado, Tomato, and Corn Salsa

2 ears of corn, shucked
2 green onions, trimmed
1 Tbsp Wegmans Basting Oil
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, 1/2-inch dice
3 medium tomatoes (about 1 lb total), 1/4-inch dice
Juice and zest of 1 fresh lime (about 1 Tbsp each)
1/4 cup Wegmans Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat grill on MEDIUM 10 min.

  1. Clean grill with wire brush. Using soft cloth, coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil.
     
  2. Baste corn and green onions with basting oil. Grill until tender and lightly browned (corn 5-8 min, green onions 2-3 min). Let cool.
     
  3. Cut corn from cob. Thinly slice onions. Combine corn, onions, avocado, and tomato in medium bowl; toss to combine.
     
  4. Whisk lime juice and zest, olive oil, and cilantro in small bowl. Pour over corn mixture; toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tomato and Cucumber Salsa

 1 medium (about 1/2 lb) cucumber, peeled, sliced lengthwise, seeded, diced small
1 tsp salt
1 jalapeno pepper (wear gloves) halved, seeded, diced very fine
4 large (about 3/4 lb each) tomatoes, diced small
3 Tbsp red onion, diced
4 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp Wegmans Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

 Directions:

  1. Toss cucumbers in bowl with salt (will draw out moisture). Let set 30 min; squeeze, then drain water off.
     
  2. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl.
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