After I picked up My Boys from school we were on our way home and I pointed out to them that the little bridge that is over a shallow stream was likely to be overtaken by the water tonight. The water was very close to reaching the road - up probably 5-6 feet and no where to go.
I really am wondering what is happening with the weather the past year or so... our Winter seemed brutal between snowstorms that actually caused my office to shut down and our schools to use all 3 snow days plus 2 extra days... and, now Spring doesn't seem to be anything but rain with a few warm, sunny days thrown in to tease us.
Maybe I'm just a bit grumpy and down due to the grey skies this week and crave some warm sunshine to brighten my mood. Tonight's dinner was a taste of summer for me. I chose another recipe from Ellie Krieger and was, once again, very pleased with the results.
The recipe was for Steak Tacos with Cucumber Avocado Salsa... I'm going to tell you about the salsa today.
Mexican flavors and the accompanying ingredients say sunshine and summer to me. We've even managed to head off to Cancun the last 2 years in the midst of freezing cold to escape and warm our toes in the sandy beaches... and enjoy our fill of Mexican food!
So, with this rainy week a creamy, yet crunchy avocado salsa was a perfect way to bring a little sunshine to my dinner table. I loved the contrast between the creamy avocados and the crunchy cucumber and onions. I wondered if the lime juice would be enough to pull it all together. I shouldn't have been concerned because the simplicity of the lime juice was all this salsa needed.
Adapted from: Ellie Krieger's "The Food You Crave"
- 2 Kirby cucumbers, seeded and diced
- 2 medium, firm-ripe avocados - peeled, seeded and diced
- 1/4 Vidalia onion, diced
- Juice of 2 limes
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper - seeded and finely chopped (add more or less depending on your taste)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss very gently to combine. Be careful not to crush the avocado pieces. Serve within 1 hour of preparing.
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