Intuitive Cooking with our Local Arizona Farmers Summer Goodies: Peach Tomato Goji Berry Salsa
by Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, award-winning author, speaker, retreat host, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC
This weekend, as usual, I shopped at our Downtown Phoenix Farmers’ Market. Honestly, my refrigerator was quite full and I didn’t really need food, but I love supporting our local farmers, the community of like-minded friends at the market, and creating unique delicious dishes with “what’s in season.”
Let’s take a look at some of my favorites at the Market, from flowers, to friends, to prickly pear cactus, to Armenian cucumbers…
FOOD & FLOWERS
When I arrive home from the market I love to simply enjoy the beauty of the food I intuitively shop for at the market. With intuitive shopping, we pay attention to the colors, the textures, even the aroma of the foods, and buy what we are attracted to from a sensory view.
About a month ago, I created an Arugula Salad with Tomatoes and Peaches and recalled loving the combination. Again, these two summer fruits were the inspiration for my fresh dish which I intuitively created. When we create our dishes intuitively, we enjoy the process of mixing and matching flavors and colors to create beautiful, tasty meals. Have fun!
Arizona Peach Tomato Summer Salsa Recipe
- 1 ripe peach, rough chopped
- 3-4 yellow and red tomatoes, rough chopped
- 1 Armenian cucumber, rough chopped
- ½ red onion, minced
- 2-3 garlic bulbs, minced
- 1 lemon zested
- 3 tbsp capers
- 2 tbsp goji berries soaked in water
- Pinch sea salt
Gently toss all ingredients.
Plate and enjoy!
In addition to intuitively shopping, and intuitively creating dishes, I love to have fun plating with different looks. Thanks to Clay Madness for my new aqua plate and my favorite green clay bowl.
If you’re interested in additional simple plant-based whole foods culinary techniques and recipes, please purchase my book, “A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods.” I’m happy to mail a copy to you.
If you’re interested in a Cooking Event, Class, Team Building for your organization, I’d love to chat and create a custom program for you. — Melanie