My recipe for today is definitely “different” but well worth a try. It’s quick and easy to make and it tastes great!
I got it from fellow Recipezaar (now “Food.com”) member “Suzy-Q-Cooks” and it’s for a salsa with a difference because it uses grapes!
3/4 cup red grapes, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup green grapes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeños
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon bottled Tabasco sauce
Combine all ingredients. Mix Well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Drain well before serving with chips.
(originally I made it with just Tabasco but have gotten to like the jalapeños in it as well, since then)
I do make a few changes when I make this: I use whatever grapes we have to hand, and double or triple the fresh coriander because we love the stuff and add more jalapeños and/or Tabasco depending on how hot we fancy having this on the day.
Here’s the review I made the first time I made this…
“WOW and WOW and WOW, This recipe is DIFFERENT with a capital D ! In this case Different = refreshing, amazing and unexpected, strong flavours bouncing off one another as you experience one then another and another in turn… I have made this twice in the last days and will make it again tomorrow for dinner guests. We find that we prefer it without the jalapeños, but with a little extra Tabasco sauce and that way there is still plenty of heat but no real point of fire so you don’t suddenly discover that you mouth is ablaze.
We also like this served as a small individual and very different salad rather than as a salsa. Yes, it is not a recipe for the unadventurous or the feint hearted, and you HAVE to love cilantro (coriander) because leaving it out simply isn’t an option in this recipe.
In fact it’s the one ingredient I used more of than stated… and it should go without saying that fresh coriander is the only way to go here too. Please see my rating system: 5 excellent stars for a recipe that even the non fruit loving DH devoured and pronounced wonderful. Thanks!“
Since I made this, others have reviewed it and say that it gets better the next day or so… ours never lasted so long LOL, if you’d like to give this a go and would like to leave your own review for Suzy-Q-Cooks here’s a link to the recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/grape-salsa-294570