Salsas, Chutneys, and Relishes
For hearty appetites, here’s a salsa made more substantial with beans and fresh corn. Serve with stone ground tortilla chips. more→
In this new spin on a classic, peaches replace tomatoes, and the result is a healthy, colorful, and refreshing salsa. This peachy take on traditional pico de gallo will satisfy your cravings for sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. Select fresh peaches that are still firm, so their flesh will keep its shape when cubed. In the South, peaches are in season throughout the summer. I prefer free-stone varieties, which have loose pits that release easily from the flesh, making them much simpler to slice. more→
Tangy and delicious homemade sauerkraut is a living cultured food that is high in lactic acid, it strengthens your immune system and has other remarkable healing properties. Refrigerated kraut holds well for months and gets sassier as it ages. This and the accompanying article: Fermented Foods Strengthen the Immune System* were contributed by Rebecca Wood.
This flavorful red onion relish is a great companion to grilled vegetables, any sort vegan protein foods, or served as a topping or companion to grains or bean dishes. more→
Yogurt-based relishes such as Indian raitas provide a refreshing contrast to spicy dishes. This cucumber raita-inspired recipe takes the idea a bit further afield with coconut yogurt and more herbs than are usually called for. Coconut yogurt works beautifully to create a vegan version. Make sure to use crisp, flavorful cucumbers. more→
A spoonful of this sweet-tart chutney, made with fresh apple and dried apricots, adds a graceful note both to spicy curries as well as mild grain and bean dishes. Fresh mint gives it a nice flavor, so add as much as you’d like. more→
This roasted vegetable guacamole gets a special touch with the addition of roasted tomatoes and bell peppers, which imparts a subtly smoked flavor. more→