Asparagus and Charred Spring Onion Salsa.
I don’t know about you but I feel that warmer days just bring cravings of fresh and uncomplicated food, it’s all about spending more time outside and less time cooking, about the use of fresh herbs and all the bounty of produce we can find in the summer.
A good salsa recipe its always welcome in my home, it’s the easiest way to make any dish extra special and give it that extra touch of flavor and the spiciest the better in my opinion.
This salsa makes the best out spring onions and asparagus during season, all I could think about was grilling meat or fish and having this salsa on the side for that extra humph. I also serve this salsa with quesadillas, fish tacos, with Mexican rice, but pretty much over everything you can think of.
Make a big batch of this deliciousness , keep it in a jar with a lid in your fridge it last up to a week (if it doesn’t disappear first).
1 bunch spring onions.
3-4 red or green chilies (if you can find serrano chili even better).
1 tbsp olive oil for cooking.
1 bunch of asparagus ( snap off the woody ends).
1 cup of coriander.
1/2 cup of water.
2 limes (juice).
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
Maldon salt and black pepper to taste.
Heat up the olive oil in a cast iron pan, add your spring onions whole and chilies (without the stem) , let them char on a medium flame , this takes a bit of time and just make sure you turn them around from time to time, the more color they get the tastier your salsa will be.
Once your spring onions and chilies are soft and charred, remove from the pan, cut the hairy ends of your spring onions, and cut them in smaller pieces, do the same with your chilies, this would make them easier to blend, reserve on the side.
In the same pan quickly saute your asparagus, add a bit more olive oil if you consider necessary, you only want to give them a bit of color on the exterior but keep them still crunchy.
Place your spring onions, chilies, asparagus, coriander and rest of the ingredients into your food processor or blender, blitz a few times for a chunky looking salsa, blend well for a smoother finish, make it the way you like it ! taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.