The owner was a grumpy grouchy sort of guy and he was well known for treating his workers terribly. When I had been there for about a month, I got sick and I was in bed with a fever. My mom called in for me and insisted that I stay home. It was a Friday night. On Saturday, I felt a little better so I showed up for my shift as usual. My boss came totally unglued! He screamed at me, telling me that if I didn’t want to work, then I just as well quit now. I didn’t say anything, just listened to his rant, then assured him I did want to keep my job (how is it this kind of stuff always happens to me?). I found out later that he had seen my boyfriend in town and naturally assumed that I had called in just so I could spend time with him.
4 cups chopped apricots (don’t worry about the skins)
(you can also use peeled peaches or mangos…both are delicious)
3 – 4 large onions (yellow or white)
3 – 4 large green peppers (red, yellow or orange are good too)
10 – 15 tomatillos (or 3 – 4 green tomatoes)
6 large red tomatoes (romas work really well)
3 or 4 cloves of garlic
juice of two limes
a small bunch of cilantro
lots of chips for dipping!
We start by chopping up all the veggies and fruit. We often use the food processor, but not for the tomatoes or the apricots.
If you like it a little more mild, remove the seeds from the hot peppers. When you have everything chopped, put it all into a large bowl. Squeeze the limes over everything, then mince your garlic and add it. Chop the cilantro and sprinkle over the top. We like fresh ground pepper, about six grinds. Stir it all up. Make sure to taste test in several spots. We often have to add a few more apricots or a little more tomato. We almost always have to double the original amount of cilantro because we love that fresh taste.
This fruity salsa needs to be served cold and then stored in the refrigerator. It only keeps 4 or 5 days and you really can’t put it into jars. When we have extras, we serve it over chicken or salmon. I’ve been known to eat only chips and salsa for an entire meal. Hope you love it!