Hello All, I made a new back drop for my food pictures. The husband had to teach me how to use a hand saw and it was pretty terrifying. I had to use a drill to get the boards to stick together. I don't mind using the drill so much but the hand saw was pretty scary. I wanted a back drop that looked like a picnic table. I still plan on painting it white but I kind of also like the look of just the wood too. Hmmm.
This is the first picture I've taken on my new back drop and I liked how it turned out. It's called Watermelon salsa. Watermelon in salsa? Who would have thought. I'm going put this on top of some marinaded pork chops tonight. My husband thought it was kind of weird biting down into the watermelon and then getting the spice from the pepper and the onion. But hey, that is salsa for you. Sweet and Spicy. I liked it.
Recipe from Trisha YearwoodPrint
1 ½ teaspoons lime zest (from about 1 lime)
¼ cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
1 tablespoon sugar
Freshly ground pepper
3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
½ teaspoon garlic salt
Tortilla or pita chips, for serving
Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar and ¾ teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Add the watermelon, cucumber, mango, jalapeno, onion and basil and toss gently. Chill the salsa until ready to serve.
Add the garlic salt just before serving. Serve with chips.