Recipes For A Seed Party!

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My friend Jayme Jenkins over at aHa! Modern Living is having a seed party! What is that you ask? Well, apparently it is a little shindig where everyone gets together to have a drink, eat a little food and learn about seeds.  Sounds like fun to me! If I didn't live in a whole other state, I would be there for sure.

Jayme asked if I had any quick and easy "garden-inspired" appetizer recipes – and YES I do! So here is one she might try for the seed party. Veggies, seeds, wine, beer…This is my kind of party!

Garden Salsa

This recipe is from a kitchen calendar I wrote way back in 2005. It can be thrown together in a jiffy and tastes great! It is a chunky "salsa" made with colorful veggies and a little cilantro. It is delicious. I usually double the recipe so that I use the entire bell pepper. Serve it will corn chips!

2 tsp. red wine vinegar

Juice of 1 lime

Dash of hot sauce (optional)

One 15-oz can of black beans, drained

One 15-oz can of corn, drained

1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1 avocado, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1/4 cup chopped scallions

2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, lime juice and hot sauce.Set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, combine remaining ingredients except salt and pepper. Gently stir in lime juice mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

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About the Author

Theresa Loe is the Co-Executive TV Producer and the On-Air Canning/Homesteading Expert for the national PBS gardening TV series, Growing A Greener World. She is a lifetime canner and a graduate of the Master Food Preserver Program. She studied both sustainable horticulture and professional culinary arts and she is a wrangler of chickens and two teenage children. (Not necessarily in that order.)

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