green apple salsa: recipe

Once upon a time {11 years ago}, our sweet community group leaders had us over to their house for dinner, and there my friend Ann Terese served us grilled steak paired perfectly with a delicious pico-de-gallo kind of salsa I’d never seen the likes of before. It was salty, sweet, and perfect. Being a foolish youth of only 22, I was far too shy to ask for the recipe, and instead tried to recall the ingredients because it was a tart-salty-sweet match made in heaven.

This spring I attempted to recreate it once more and am head over heels all over again. :) I have no idea how close this is to its inspiration recipe (hers may have had jalapeƱo and red onion?), but luckily we’ve come up with a version of it that every kid in our house loves. It pairs extremely well with grilled chicken, tortilla chips, or even just an empty spoon.

This recipe serves a crowd (although I’m quite sure I could eat the entire bowl on my own!).

Here are the ingredients:

4 large green apples 
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 sweet (mild) yellow onion (use red only if you prefer a hotter salsa)
2 teaspoons of salt
1 bunch cilantro 

Chop apples and onion into small pieces and mix together in a medium-sized serving bowl. Finely chop cilantro leaves, then add to apples and onion mixture. Stir in lime juice, honey, and salt, mixing well. Let salsa marinade in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. 

Enjoy! :)