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Black Bean Feta Tacos with Strawberry Salsa Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 13, 2013

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meatless monday, black bean, feta, strawberry

Fresh berries add an unexpected twist to the feta and black bean tacos.

I can’t seem to control myself around strawberries these days. I buy flat after flat with the intention of DOING something with them, but they just look so juicy and sweet and perfect that I end up eating them, straight from the carton, unabashedly “as is”.

That is, until I made these tacos. And now I can’t think of doing anything else with them! They are the perfect mix of sweet spicy savory and allow you to still appreciate the beautiful flavor of in-season berries, just in a new (and equally delicious) light.

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Joanne Bruno is a food writer and fourth year MD/PhD student. Find more of delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well with Others

For more Meatless Monday recipes from Joanne:

Cranberry Bean and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Goat Cheese, Strawberry and Basil Salad

Lemony Asparagus and Broccoli Rabe over Polenta

Pizza with Escarole, Fontina and Walnuts

Snickerdoodle Biscoff Sandwich Cookies

Lingonberry Salsa

By Patrice Johnson | August 21, 2012

Lingonberry Salsa

It has been 20 years since a friend’s mom introduced me to lingonberries. They were glamorous and strange, even to those of us raised on Swedish meatballs and boiled potatoes, crispbread and herring. More compelling, the tiny tart berries were mixed into a jar of prepared salsa. Fruit in salsa! How intriguing.

Later I learned that Swedes love Mexican food, but have very few restaurant options and little to no access to classic ingredients. If you cannot take the Mexican ingredients to the Swede, I propose taking the Swede to the Mexican ingredients. Here is my riff on Lingonberry Salsa. For Swedish tacos spoon it over grilled pork or chicken, and corn tortillas. To make Scandinavian chips and dip, brush a light layer of olive oil on lefse rounds and cut into triangles, then crisp in a moderate oven (around 325 degrees, and keep a close eye on the lefse so it doesn’t burn). Salt lightly, cool on rack, and serve with Lingonberry Salsa. For Scandinavian nachos, layer lefse chips with sour cream, your legume of choice (I love black turtle beans flavored with lime, onion, cumin, and cilantro), avocado, and of course,  Lingonberry Salsa.

You can also use the salsa for a quick marinade for pork loin or salmon. The sweetness of lingonberry preserves partially negates any chili pepper heat so don’t be afraid to turn up the capsaicin. Use whatever chili combination you can find such as jalapeno, banana, Anaheim, ancho, serrano, Poblano, habanero, and Thai. Think variety: color, size, heat, sweet, and spice.

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Citrus Salsa Verde Recipe

By Allana Mortell | May 15, 2012

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Photo: the delicious life

One of the beautiful things about cooking in the summertime is the ability we have as cooks to transform a dish from simple to complex by simply using a few fresh seasonal ingredients. Fresh produce, seasonal berries, vegetables and fruits can turn a side-dish into the main star, which is precisely what we are out to prove with our recipe for citrus salsa verde!

Traditionally, salsa verde is a green salsa made with peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs typically served with tacos or spooned on top of meat as a tangy and herbacious sauce. While the green salsa is filling and comforting, we decided to switch up a few ingredients and prepare a citrus salsa verde perfect for the warm months ahead. Read More

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