A dear friend of my uses the fictional term "Gubbins" to describe anything that goes into a salad, excluding the leafy greens. She says it's her favorite part of the salad and on that I might have to agree.
(Salsa above shown with Way Better gluten-free sprouted grain chips)
So when I was pulling together this recipe, which includes some of my favorite summer ingredients, the term "gubbins" just seemed to fit.
This wonderful combination of seasonal ingredients creates a dish that is sweet with a little bit of heat, refreshing but incredibly filling and most of all it's fabulously healthy.
Whether you are looking for a quick snack in the afternoon or you're headed to an event and need to bring a dish, momme meals Summer Gubbins Salsa is the perfect solution.
***Note: For this recipe I have included some tips on how to turn this salsa in a baby friendly and toddler friendly dish. Enjoy!
1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped (I use yellow but any will do)
1 ear or ¾ cups of sweet summer corn
½ lime juiced
2 teaspoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 small or ½ large jalapeno
½ cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped strawberries
½ cup cilantro
¼ cup of black beans (make fresh or use prepared options with no added sodium)
½ avocado chopped
*Tip: Use the same size cut for all of the ingredients. Whether you go a small or medium ( prefer small), being consistent will your cut will help make this great dish even better.
Remove the corn from the cob and cut the tomatoes, avocado and strawberries. Place them in a bowl with the black beans.
***Baby: If you have a little one at home, mash the remaining avocado half with a banana for a quick baby meal. If your baby is over 8 months, include some beans to the mix. Over 10 months and you can share it all, strawberries and tomatoes included.
Place cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt in a small food processor. Blend until everything is in small pieces, scraping down the sides of the processor in between blends.
***Toddler: At this point your salsa seasoning is ready for your toddler to enjoy. Take a small portion of the cilantro mix and set it aside with some of the cut ingredients for a snack they can munch on throughout the day.
Now add the jalapeno to the cilantro mix and blend until no large pieces remain.
Add the cilantro/jalapeno mix to the cut ingredients. Use a large spoon to ensure all of the ingredients are fully coated with your mixture.
Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. This salsa will keep for two days in your refrigerator.