It’s fall in New England, so what are you going to do on a blustery weekend afternoon besides go apple picking? That is exactly what my husband and I did this past Saturday with two of our children. The apple picking was a little confusing, as the orchard we chose did not mark their rows well, but it was fun nonetheless.
We have many, many apples in our refrigerator now. One type of apples we wanted were no longer available for picking, so we bought a half peck of those. Then when we went to the picking location, we learned that the minimum amount to pick was a peck! Now, we do like apples, but one and a half pecks is quite a bit of apples.
Therefore, there have been lots of apple dishes and snacks in our house. Of course, we have eaten them plain, used them as dippers in cheese fondue, peanut butter, or caramel sauce. I also will be making a variety of baked goods with them, such as individual pies, bread, and crisp. However, I needed a simple appetizer the other night and wondered how I could incorporate apples. The obvious answer: make salsa.
Let me start by stating that this salsa has less liquid than a typical salsa and is hard to scoop with a tortilla chip. However, this salsa has a delicious, unique flavor. It was enjoyed by everyone, kids and adults alike. So, while you need to keep a spoon in the bowl to scoop some onto your chip, it is worth it. Give it a try, if you are looking for a munchy that has a great fall look and taste.
- 2 apples, cored and cubed
- 4 Tb. lime juice
- 1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 tsp. dried cilantro (2 Tb. fresh can be used)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Place apples in a large bowl, add lime juice, and toss well.
- Add remaining ingredients and toss again.
- Should be chilled for an hour to allow flavors to blend.
- Serve with tortilla chips using a spoon!