Saturday, October 08, 2005

Roasted Strawberry and Tomato Salsa

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Emily decided to sponsor a mini event to raise awareness. You can find some facts about breast cancer in the US here and in Australia here. Breast cancer is one of the most common, but also most researched, cancers. Every day will hopefully bring us closer to a cure. Or a vaccine, like the one that is currently in testing around the world (and found to be 100% effective!) for the prevention of cervical cancer.

My contribution to the event is some excellent - and pink - salsa. It is sweet and smokey and terribly addictive. Bring it out to a barbeque and share it with your loved ones.

Roasted Strawberry and Tomato Salsa
8-oz strawberries
8 oz cherry tomatoes
Juice of ½ lime
¼ cup onion (1/2 smallish onion)
½ - 1 tsp chipotle in adobo sauce
½ tsp salt
pinch black pepper

Roast strawberries and tomatoes in a 350F oven for 45 minutes. They will be very soft. Allow to cool.
In a food processor, whiz onion and chipotle pepper. Add in lime juice, strawberries, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Pulse several times, until salsa is chopped/blended evenly, but do not let it puree completely.

Chill until ready to serve.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups