Thursday, April 25, 2013

Red Onion Avocado Salsa

I am calling this a salsa because unlike a standard guacamole type thing, I've cooked down the onions, garlic and spices.  The reason for this was purely practical: as a counsellor and therapist I've realized it isn't very considerate to eat raw onions and garlic for lunch before sessions (for the sake of my clients!).

In an effort to be kind to my clients, however, I discovered some unexpected much so, that I think this is going to be a staple condiment from now on!  The flavours are intense and absolutely scrumptious.  I didn't even think it needed any salt, but adjust the seasonings to your own taste buds.  Enjoy on tacos, wraps (like I did on mine pictured above) or any mexican dish, spread on sandwiches, or just serve with corn chips or cut up veggies.  Yum, yum, yum!

Red Onion Avocado Relish

1 red onion, finely diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Jalapeno pepper, minced, to taste (optional)
1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 ripe avocado, pit and skin removed, mashed

Saute everything except avocado in a skillet or fry pan over medium heat until onion softens and everything is fragrant.  Add to avocado and mix well.  Keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.

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