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Fresh Green Almond Salsa

This is one of my favorite times of the year, it's green almond time and the season is very short. I was so excited to see them in one of my favorite International Markets that I bought pounds of them. Besides eating them right away with ricotta cheese and honeycomb, I decided to make some salsa 


Garlicky, briny and absolutely wonderful. 

Come see how I made it...


Besides 1/2 cup of sliced almonds


you need  2 small cloves of garlic minced, 1/2 cup of chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons chopped thyme, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and 2 tablespoons capers



Do not slice the almond too far in advance because like artichokes they discolor. 

When they are sliced I like seeing the different stages of development the almond is going through. 


Here's a fresh almond that is maturing and is starting to develop the brown skin we are used to seeing, but It's still very young and soft. 



In a small bowl add the sliced almonds the garlic red wine vinegar,








olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. 

Mix, mix, stir, stir. 



A great accompaniment to most anything, but I've been snacking on it alone. 


And that's that!