ON COOKING IN LANGLEY: Let fruit salsas freshen up your summertime grilling

Chef Dez invites readers to email in questions to him at dez@chefdez.com

By Chef Dez/Special to the Langley Advance Times

In my last column about strawberries, I prompted you to try making a strawberry salsa and gave you some direction on how to go about doing so.

Fruit salsas are so fresh and delicious, and a perfect way to compliment the summer grilling season.

So much so, that I am giving you two more fruit salsa recipes to help bring excitement to your next backyard grilling adventure.

These are perfect on a variety of grilled meats and seafood, or simply on their own served with tortilla chips.

Both of these recipes are from my cookbook, The Best In Your Kitchen, available through Amazon or chefdez.com. Enjoy!

.

Blueberry Salsa

Makes approximately 2 cups

The contrast of the fresh blueberries with the other ingredients is absolutely mouthwatering.

1 medium yellow bell pepper diced small

1/2 jalapeno, minced – seeds & membrane removed for a milder salsa

1/4 cup small diced red onion

2 – 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

Zest from 1 lime, finely chopped

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 (one and one half) cups fresh blueberries

Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the blueberries.

Gently toss in the fresh blueberries into the salsa ingredients and serve immediately.

.

Pineapple Salsa

Makes approximately 2 cups

Diced fresh Pineapple, approximately 1.5 (one and one half) cups

1 medium red bell pepper diced small

1/2 jalapeno, minced – seeds & membrane removed for a milder salsa

1/4 cup small diced red onion

2 – 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

Zest from 1 lime, finely chopped

2 tbsp lime juice

1.5 (one and one half) tsp sugar

1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients together and serve immediately.

.

Chef Dez is a food columnist and culinary instructor in the Fraser Valley. Visit him at www.chefdez.com. Send questions to dez@chefdez.com or to P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6R4

.

RECENT COLUMNS:

• Baffled by mis-information, especially when it comes to nutrition

and

• Flavourful guacamole marks Cinco de Mayo

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: news@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

No exodus of teachers during COVID year

Retirements are actually down for Langley’s school-based staff

Driver maces pedestrian after hit and run in Langley City

Police were on the scene at Michaud Crescent Wednesday morning

Langley church donates $10,000 for Madison Place families left homeless after condo fire

‘When this one happened it was almost like deja vu,’ says pastor Paul Olson of SouthRidge church

VIDEO: One reportedly injured in fire that destroyed Langley shop

Blaze in 5300 block of 244 Street drew massive response

Antique tractor pull draws a crowd near Fort Langley

Everyone remained in their cars and watched while socially distancing

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

BCSPCA partners with Crime Stoppers

Many call in to the SPCA, but want to remain anonymous: Eccles

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

We were a bit tone deaf: Hobo Cannabis renamed Dutch Love after backlash

Hobo Cannabis has various locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa

Most Read