Hello again, all! How was your weekend/Monday? We got crazy amount of rain up here, about 1 1/2 inches early Sunday morning. I woke up at about 2:30 am to the sound of rain coming down in buckets. I love that sound. Nothing relaxes me more than the sound of rain falling. That and the wind in the winter. I find that oddly relaxing too.
Now that I think about it it’s kind of weird that I like rain and storms at night. When I was a little kid I hated thunderstorms. Those tornado drills in elementary school made me feel like bad weather was my mortal enemy.
But then somewhere along the way everything shifted. I went camping a couple times and it rained the ENTIRE trip, but I had a lot of fun running up and down the trails in the rain. After that I didn’t really care about storms anymore.
Well, with all of this hot, humid weather I’m still in the mood for fresh, spicy salsa. A couple posts ago I showed you all my cilantro apple salsa. And now this week it’s radish salsa.
I love radishes. I always have. I remember running out back to the garden when I was a kid, picking some peas and radishes, washing them up real quick, and having them for an afternoon snack. Aren’t gardens awesome? If we hadn’t had a garden back then with radishes I’m not sure when I would have tried them.
This radish salsa is spicy and tangy, with that awesome cilantro kick. Try swapping the cilantro for mint. I know it sounds weird, but those contrasting flavors are awesome.
I really like having this salsa in a refried bean burrito. And I’ve actually topped my salads with this instead of dressing. Gotta love those radishes!
- 1½ lbs radishes, chopped into small pieces
- 1 medium white onion
- 1-2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
- 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 1 cup cilantro or mint, minced
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to incorporate.