RELISH THE THOUGHT
Being in Southern California, we're lucky to have citrus and avocados at our disposal year-round. The varieties may change with the season - Reed avocados and navel oranges in the summer, Haas avocados and blood oranges in the winter - but still they're in the markets. And what better way to enjoy and celebrate this continuous bounty than to have them together, in a single bowl of relish/salsa goodness? None better we say! We'll help you with the shopping list, then head over here to get the recipe.
Here's what you'll need from the Little Italy Mercato: grab a few avocados and limes for juicing at Paradise Valley, some cilantro, green onions and a jalapeno from JR Organics, a handful of oranges from Polito Family Farms and a small red onion from Schaner. Now you're on your way to greatness. Serve the salsa over grilled fish from Poppa's Fresh Fish or scoop it up with tortilla chips from Gourmet Tamales.