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Day 2 – PS Red Food Week!
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Day 2 – PS Red Food Week!

Apple Pepper Relish

Apple Pepper Relish

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 tart apple, peeled, cored, and diced
2 tablespoons red pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Sprinkle of paprika for extra red!

(red cabbage leaves or red endive leaves for “bowl”)

Stir together all ingredients except for salt and pepper. Season to taste. Spoon mixture into the leaf bowls and serve. Best served chilled.

Adapted from Yoga Journal October 2010 recipe

Perfect little appetizer for lots of summer meals – a simple mixture of easy to find ingredients!  The original recipe calls for honey, but I used agave nectar to keep it 100% vegan.  I think it would also be a good complement to a grilled entree – I want to try it with some portabello mushrooms next time.

Why are so many vegetables called “red” when they really are more purple??  red onions … red cabbage…

Let me know if you try one of the recipes this week!

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3 Responses

  1. Brenda

    That looks really delicious! Very light and refreshing.

    I’ve always thought it interesting, and if I were a physicist and not a biochemist, I would probably understand why red + blue = purple concerning pigments, but red light is actually the longest wavelengths we can perceive and purple the shortest. We think of red and purple as being very close together due to the color wheel, but their wavelengths couldn’t be farther apart and still be visible to us. Of course this doesn’t answer why red cabbage is called red and not purple. However, the purple potatoes that are a bluish purple and not a reddish purple are called purple potatoes and not red or blue.

  2. Leslie

    Great photo. I can practically hear the crunching sound they make. Yum!

  3. Josiane

    Regarding the red/purple thing in vegetables names vs. their actual color, it’s the exact same thing in French. Now, my inner ethnolinguist wonders what we’d find in various other languages…

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