In this recipe series, we bring you recipes by Julia Toon, culinary motivator and author of the book ‘Good Eating: A Taste of Qatar’. New recipes every week, straight from Jules of the Kitchen.
Being a huge lover of avocado, this ultra-quick salsa is a must to make. Brilliant with barbecued meat, roasted chicken and equally as delicious on plain pasta, or as a topping for the classic baked potato. This salsa can also be enjoyed as a dip and scooped up with corn chips or crips.
Extremely quick and easy to prepare, and to really speed things up, I like to use an electric food processor to shorten the chopping time, however, if you wish to make this salsa by hand then please go ahead. Just note it will take you longer to make if you are short of time.
Finally, always remember to select the freshest and crunchiest of peppers, and do make sure the tomatoes are a lovely ruby red. For this recipe, it really is important to choose top-notch ingredients, as this will really determine the quality of the final result.
Preparation: 5 minutes
NO cooking required, just chop
1 large ripe avocado – skin removed and roughly chopped
1 fresh green chilli – seeds removed is optional
1 medium red pepper – seeds removed
1 medium yellow pepper – seeds removed
1 small red onion – outer skin removed and chopped
Large handful fresh coriander – roughly chopped
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 large fresh red tomatoes – skin removed, deseeded and chopped
Sea salt – to taste
Coarsely ground black pepper – to taste
By food processor
Place all the ingredients excluding the avocado into a food processor and switch on to process everything so that it looks as if they have all been chopped minutely by hand.
Turn out into a bowl and gently fold in the chopped avocado.
Cover and leave in a cool place until required.
Stir well before serving.
Jules Tip: It is possible to make by hand but using the food processor really speeds up the preparation process, and be careful not to overprocess, as this salsa is better with a bite to the vegetables as you are not looking to make a soup!
Contributed by: Julia Toon, Jules of the Kitchen
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