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Grilled Tomato Salsa

By on Apr 23, 2013, 2:28 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

50 Best Plants on the Planet


Last December, I was invited to a holiday party at Melissa’s Fresh Produce, where they debuted their new cookbook 50 Best Plants on the Planet: The Most Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables, in 150 Delicious Recipes, which showcases the most nutrient dense fruits and vegetables. Now, I think I eat a fairly healthy diet, but I was excited to see just how nutritious some of my favorite veggies and fruits are. BTW, I’ve been featuring a few of those most nutrient packed plants in my last few posts. You can find links to them at the bottom of this post.


Was I ever glad to find out that chiles and cilantro made the list because here in So Cal, we eat a lot of salsa. And wouldn’t you know it, the cookbook offers a delicious salsa recipe which was served at the party. Definitely one worth adding to the repertoire!


Here’s a pic of me with Sharon, co-owner of Melissa’s, their in house chef, Ida, Cathy Thomas, who wrote recipes for the book, and Louise of Geez Louise at the party, and if you click through to the next page, you’ll find the recipe for that scrumptious Grilled Tomato Salsa.


Sharon of Melissa's, Chef Ida, Cathy Thomas, Me and Louise Mellor


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