In the summertime, succotash just calls out for those fresh, abundant summer vegetables – fresh corn on the cob, lima beans, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers – red, yellow, orange or green, or even a combination of a few. You could even add in some summer squash or zucchini, eggplant, or whatever is fresh at the farmers market or in your own backyard garden.
As the herb-growing season draws to an end, we’ve been lucky to have a choice of herbs, including cilantro. I overhear many of our members say they love cilantro, so, as we promised earlier in the season when we said we’d try to find new and interesting salad dressing recipes, today we offer a Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing that also takes advantage of those “extra” jalapeño peppers — I hope some of you have taken a few and still can find them in your fridge! Give this a try and enjoy cilantro in a new form on your next fresh salad! (more…)
Salsa Verde is to Mexican cuisine what tomato sauce is to Italian food. Salsa verde is similar to red salsa, except that instead of using red tomatoes, it uses the small green tomatillo. Its most popular use is as a chip dip, but also used as a sauce on meats and poultry. This salsa verde recipe, found at whatscookingamerica.net, makes great use of the tomatillos, cilantro, and hot peppers in late summer shares. Feel free to reduce the hot peppers and increase the tomatillos if you don’t want it too spicy. Makes approximately 2 cups. (more…)