Sunday, 19 December 2010

International Incident Colour Party - Tomato Salsa Verde - Aiiiiii!!!

This is the last International Incident Party of the year!! Considering I am fairly new to this food party, I've had a hell of a fun time putting up my posts for the Lavender Party and the Salt Party!

Thank you again Penny for being such a great host in 2010! Here's to another fun filled year ahead of us! (it is nearly Christmas and I'm easily excited so please bear with my over excessive use of exclamation marks!!!!!)

The theme for December is Colour! And I had been really eager to bake a number for this... I was tossing between macarons, cake pops (which I tried and failed), and even a yule tide log!... BUT... seeing as my last two IIP posts were related to desserts and seeing also that the Australian Christamas Parties usually revolve around the BBQ... I thought to myself, "Heck... let's do a traditional salsa verde!"

It's healthy, it's easy, and it's bloody tasty *ahem* You can also eat it anytime, anywhere, with anything (I do... I LOVE IT!)

So here's my Colour Party post! Enjoy :)


Tomato Salsa Verde
Ingredients
Basic Ingredients
1 red chilli (finely diced)
3-4 red tomatoes (deseeded and finely chopped)
2 garlic cloves (finely diced)
1 red onion (finely chopped)
Half a juice of freshly squeezed lemon
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of salt
A pinch of pepper
A pinch of brown sugar (optional)

Here's where you get creative (and this Salsa is such a versatile dish, you can add any fresh ingredient to it, and it'll rock in another dimension!)

Extra Ingredients
Half a cucumber (finely chopped and deseeded)
2 celery sticks (finely chopped)
Mint Leaves/ Basil Leaves (roughly chopped)

Method
The key to this dish is the preparation (which takes the longest for me as I'm not a very fast chopper/dicer/kitchen hand)...

Once you have all the ingredients chopped and diced, simply throw them into a serving bowl, mix in the lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.. and before you can shout out "Aiii Caramba", this dish is complete.... faster than you can shake your hips in a Zumba class :P

It is really that easy... I usually let it sit in the mixture for about an hour before serving (so that all the ingredients are infused with the lemon juice and olive oil...

After that, it is all up to you on how you serve it...

I have it with breakfast!
For lunch!!

And for dinner!!!

Heck, I'd even eat it on it's own (which I've done) or on toated bread! Delicious! And very healthy!!!

So tell me, have you made Salsa Verde before and what do you usually eat it with?


19 comments:

  1. Love food you can have for breakfast lunch AND dinner. Nice one

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  2. Healthy and delicious. I would top it on some bruschetta. :D

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  3. Wow, this salsa verde would certainly color up any dish! I love that you can eat it all throughout the day.

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  4. I can eat it on its own and with almost everything.... use in tacos as well.. NOMZ!

    Merry Christmas darling!!

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  5. This is so versatile! I love how you have it for breakfast. hmmm.. maybe I can have this for Christmas breakfast :)

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  6. Cooks Journal: I LOVE FOOD!!

    Leaf: Ooh.. yes... bruschetta.. MmMmm

    Foodiva: It certainly does bring the colour out of everything

    Penny: I think did put it into tacos once as well! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    Cherrie Pie: Yeah.. toss it in with some feta cheese... heaven!

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  7. Really great recipe! So fresh and perfect for a BBQ, or for anything really judging from your following photos :) In fact, I just had poached eggs for breakfast (ok, mayb more like brunch) and this would have been so so good with it. Jealous :)

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  8. I'm fairly certain I would have just eaten that straight with a spoon. :P Then maybe it would actually feel like summer, despite the fact that it's raining right now!

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  9. Very, very colourful! Did you really eat it for three meals one day? :D

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  10. Man, I love this salsa. Just for the red onions!

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  11. I am still green with envy that you Australians get to have such lovely fresh produce for Christmas!! As for me, I love salsa verde on tacos ... mmm.

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  12. That's a very colorful and tasty looking salsa! Great with grilled meats and sausages for the summer Christmas Down Under :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. I love versatile food that you can just as easily have for breakfast lunch and dinner. Your salsa looks delicious. :)

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  14. Great color and taste combo in this salsa. Love how you ate it all day long lol

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  15. Conor: THANK YOU!

    Hannah: I love eating it on it's own too!

    Agnes: 4 straight meals actually... hahaha

    Michelle: Thank you!

    Trix: mMMmmm Tacos...

    Biren: Oh yes... great with anything on the griller!

    Jennifer: It was suberp!

    Cheap Ethnic Eatz: Thanks! I could eat it all week long!

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  16. MmmMmmm, I love salsa verde - and especially love the fact you eat it all day! :) I had to be away from the internet unexpectedly last week, and it was lovely to return and see this deliciousness. I need to try your recipe soon - I could eat this stuff till the cows come home too :)

    Hope you have a great week ahead!

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  17. looks so colorful! i don't think ive had salsa verde.i should make it :)

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