13.10 Salsa, i.e. Bruschetta
A salsa is just a finely-chopped salad with a spicy dressing. You can use it as a topping on any number of dishes: salads, eggs, meats, grains, beans, bread, etc. By the same token, bruschetta (or more accurately, the topping which goes on bruschetta) is really just a salsa with olive oil instead of hot pepper. You can use it on anything.
Salsa can be primarily tomato, but it can also be corn. Or, for that matter, it can be made out of peaches, or mango, or apple. There really aren’t any rules.
Salsa can be used to dip tortilla chips in, of course, but it can also be served over salad greens, over meat, on toast, or eaten with a spoon. Toss some salsa with some cold cooked grains (recipe #) and you’ve just invented a whole new salad. It’s up to you.
1 chopped tomato (or 1 cob of corn)
1 minced clove of garlic, or dried garlic to taste
½ small onion, minced; or a stalk or two of green onion, minced; or dried onion to taste
hot pepper to taste, or 2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste