Case in point: I found this recipe for black bean burgers with mango salsa at http://testkitchenette.wordpress.com/. The little wheels in my head started to churn as I realized I has almost all the ingredients in my kitchen and mangoes that needed to be used much sooner than later. After previously trying this recipe from 101cookbooks.com with moderate success, I figured I'd blend the two together and see what happened.
The results? Amazing.
Here's a big bowl of the delicious salsa:
- 1 mango
- 1 avocado
- 3 small tomatoes
- 3 chopped green onions
- juice of 1 lime
- salt and pepper
I assembled my burgers much differently and stuck with the more traditional approach suggested in 101 cookbooks and used an egg as the "glue." I also skipped slicing the "burger" in half and just piled all the salsa on top. I was hungry :) The fresh corn and asparagus rounded out a perfect summer meal.
Just because a recipe seems odd or looks intimidating doesn't mean it's not worth a try ;)