Amazing Apricots!

Apricots on the tree

Summer is definitely here!  The temperature topped out at 33C today.  It was hot!  Val and I braved the extreme heat alerts and ventured out to her backyard where her apricot tree was bursting at the seams.

On a hot day like this, the thought of being enclosed in a hot kitchen cooking was not really what either one of us had in mind so we came up with a couple of recipes today that didn’t require a whole lot of cooking.

    

On days like this a light salsa is something that can be eaten on its own, used to top tacos, fish, or, mix it up with some lentils.

Ingredients: 

One medium red onion, diced

One red pepper, diced

2 ataulfo mangos, diced

10 pitted apricots

bunch of fresh cilantro, washed and chopped.

juice of 3 limes

  

We also put the seeds of two chillies in to add a little kick.

Apricot salsa

We ate it right out of a bowl!  But Wow, is it ever good on tacos.  The fresh, clean flavours  taste so good on a hot day.  Using this salsa as a base, adding lentils and other veggies could turn it into a great summer salad as well.

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