Guys, help me out please.
How is it Spring already? Like...we're deep into the year! A good chunk is already gone. I seriously can't believe it. Wasn't it just PSL season like, a few weeks ago? Wasn't I just seeing all the cozy, fireplace and wool sock photos of you all with your teas and coffees and oversized sweatshirts with no pants on, in front of said fireplace? I literally just swallowed all my parental responsibilities of Christmas and Luke's second birthday in February. Then I blinked and it's friggin Spring. And Easter is like here yesterday. I'm not ready for another holiday yet.
Although I will say, the sunshine and slightly warm days that have been peeking through our unusually cold (and RAINY!!!) winter is a welcomed treat. Every time I open the curtains in the morning and it's bright and sunny, Luke and I rejoice because that means we're going to do something really fun outside.
Spring also means our delicate, juicy, fresh fruits and veggies we all love and adore are slowly waking up from their winter hibernation and getting ready to show themselves something fierce. I am SO stoked for that. The berries! The watermelon! Cherries! Tomatoes! Avocados! All the herbs! MmMmMMmmmm. Man, Spring and Summer bring some tasty delights.
I sort of jumped the gun sliiiiiiiiiightly with this little side we had the other night while on a picnic with friends. What can you do? It will be 1,000,000% better when tomatoes are super in season, BUT IT WAS STILL SO GOOD IN A "OMG'sh" SORT OF WAY right nowsies too. So good in fact, that I made it again and will probably do so until my husband says to knock it the heck off. It's like the perfect little side salad...or a relish for fish or chicken...or scooped up with veggie chips. It's just so versatile and bright and fresh! And the mint and cilantro give it this nice little pep. Yum!
ORGANIC TOMATO RELISH WITH CILANTRO + MINT
Makes about 2 cups
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- 1 pint organic cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
- 2 tablespoons organic fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon organic fresh mint, chopped
- 1 tablespoon organic fresh chives, chopped
- 3-4 tablespoons good quality olive oil
- juice from one fresh organic lime
- salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix everything in a bowl and allow to sit room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour before serving!