Every once in a while I eat something so good that I simply have no stop button, I just eat, eat and eat.
I am not saying that this recipe is the best thing I ever ate, but it rates right up there with Gus’s Famous Fried Chicken, homemade butter pecan ice cream and my Granny Vega’s hot tamales.
This honeydew salsa it the perfect pairing of heat and sweet and I honestly was standing over the sink with a bowl and a spoon and eating it like breakfast cereal. Yes, it was that good.
1 1/2 cups finely diced peeled seeded honeydew or other melon
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 the juice of one lime
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 the zest of one lime
1 finely chopped seeded serrano chile or 2 if you are feeling braver than usual.
1 pinch or two of cumin if you simply must have some cumin today.
(I grew up eating cumin on darn near everything so it is totally optional)
Directions: Combine all ingredients and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with Pita chips, tortilla chips, light fish or chicken.
My next taste test will be with a nitrate-free Turkey Dog paired with a vinegar based slaw. I can’t wait!
(warning, I grew up eating very spicy food. If you eat hot salsa this will be an easy on the palate, if you do not then start with a milder pepper like the jalapeno.)adapted from Bon Appetit