Easy to make in advance and a brilliant addition to any meal

These easy salsas and slaw can be paired with barbeque meals, tacos, fajitas, fish, grains, rice – anything really. They pack a punch of flavours and it’s a really easy and delicious way to get your veg. Our recipes here are tried and tested and completely yummy – easy tomato salsa, easy sweetcorn salsa and easy mixed veg slaw.

Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

  • 8-12 tomatoes
  • 1 medium/large red onion
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp tabasco (or similar hot sauce)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cold water (optional)

Method

  1. Half the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Roughly chop into small squares and place into a bowl
  2. Finely chop the onion into small squares and place into the same bowl as the tomatoes.
  3. Chop the coriander and add to the tomatoes and onions
  4. In a cup, mix the tabasco/hot sauce, lime juice, sugar together. Add some salt and pepper and dilute with cold water until it tastes good to you (you don’t have to use any cold water if you like it spicy)
  5. Pour the dressing mixture over the tomatoes, onions and coriander and mix together well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary
  6. Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.

Sweetcorn Salsa

Ingredients

  • 198g tin of sweetcorn, drained or the equivalent weight of frozen sweetcorn (cooked and cooled)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • 1 medium/large red onion
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp tabasco (or similar hot sauce)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cold water (optional)

Method

  1. Drain sweetcorn and place in a bowl
  2. Cut red pepper and red onion into small squares and add to the sweetcorn
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half, scoop out the seeds and chop into small squares, add to the sweetcorn, onion and pepper, along with the chopped coriander.
  4. In a cup, mix the tabasco/hot sauce, lime juice, sugar together. Add some salt and pepper and dilute with cold water until it tastes good to you (you don’t have to use any cold water if you like it spicy)
  5. Pour the dressing mixture over the tomatoes, onions and coriander and mix together well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary
  6. Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.

Easy slaw

This is not a traditional slaw with mayonnaise or salad cream – it’s a spicy, non-creamy slaw which pairs brilliantly with pulled pork, tacos or anything else you like!

  • Ingredients
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple (like a Gala or Cox)
  • 25g coriander
  • 10g flat leaf parsley
  • 10g mint
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 50ml red or white wine vinegar
  • 50ml tabasco (or other hot sauce)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Slice the red pepper, carrots, apple into thin slices. Deseed and slice the tomatoes.
  2. Cut the onion into small squares and add with all of the above into a large bowl
  3. Chop the coriander, mint and parsley and mix into the veg in the bowl
  4. In a cup, combine the lime juice, tabasco/hot sauce, sugar, white/red wine vinegar, add salt and pepper to taste. If it’s too spicy dilute with some cold water
  5. Pour the dressing mixture over the veg in the bowl and mix it really well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  6. Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.