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!