Monday, March 9, 2009

Stravacado Salsa


OK, OK, I know this is not a food blog...and I'm not trying to make it one. I'm just so fired up about this salsa that I had to share it with the world (or...er...the 7 people following me). Anyway, this all came up because I had to go to the store to get lentils and diapers. So I went to New Seasons, which is pretty much the best grocery store one could hope to live 3 blocks away from. Sometimes they have a little sample treats stand set up near the entrance of the store, and this evening they were sampling a Strawberry-Avocado Salsa. I tried it. It was yum. I tried it again just to make sure. I was not mistaken the first time. I remembered that we had a bowl of strawberries at home that looked like they were on there way out and were just dying to be turned into salsa...so a plan was made.

This stuff is amazing, I can't stop eating it. The recipe below will make enough to feed a small army. I made 1/4 the recipe (using 1 avocado instead of 4), and made a decent sized bowl that would probably be enough for most small gatherings (I thought about it for a minute, and, well, I DID get this recipe at a grocery store, so OF COURSE they want you to buy 3 pints of strawberries and 4 avocados). Anyway, without further ado, here is the recipe:

3 pints of strawberries
4 ripe avocados
1 red onion
2 limes
1 jalapeno
1 bunch of cilantro
Salt to taste

Mash your avocados in a bowl. Chop your strawberries, onions, cilantro and jalapeno and mix in with the avocado. Squeeze the limes in there. Salt to taste. Dig out your favorite bag of tortilla chips. Prepare yourself for an addictive snacking experience.
*DON'T* do like I did and make up the salsa while you're waiting for dinner to finish cooking, and then eat so much of it that you don't want dinner anymore.