Recipe Alert: Mamey Sapote and Avocado Salsa

securedownload-11Today is my second day in Hawaii! In case you’re out of the loop, I have relocated here, where I will be working remotely and producing a feature film I wrote the screenplay for. Now that you’re all caught up, I need to thank you all again for bearing with me during my lapse of posts on SexyTofu! Writing a screenplay and collecting funds via Kickstarter is exhausting and stressful and that’s before you add the whole “move to Hawaii” element in. However, I am not complaining, as this has been a magical journey and I have enjoyed every bit of it. Okay maybe not the packing. I loathe packing. Again, thanks for sticking it out with me, and for all of your support with my Kickstarter campaign. I will be writing more about the trials of a crowd funding campaign later, but for now, some recipe action…

My new place in Hawaii already has a garden started up, so that’s exciting. We are already producing eggplant, avocado, papaya, pineapple (yes, pineapple), sweet potato, a plethora of greens and an abundance of fresh herbs! I am in paradise. No really. Paradise. In addition to learning my garden, I have been trying to learn how to hula hoop, which has been fun and very embarrassing. Don’t say it’s just like riding a bike, because I actually don’t know how to do that either. I know, I know!

Backyard papayas! At first glance I thought they were avocados because I'm ignant and shit.

Backyard papayas! At first I thought they were roided out avocados because I’m ignant and shit.

At least I knew what this once was.

At least I knew what this one was.

Now that I am a bit more mellow (well, at least until we begin shooting in July) you can look forward to recipes featuring ingredients I am plucking from my own backyard. But if you don’t happen to have access to some of the more unique ingredients, like the mamey sapote in the below recipe, I will try and add subsititions so you can still enjoy.

Thank you! Er, I mean, mahalo.

Mamey Sapote and Avocado Salsa

Serves 5

1 medium mamey sapote (if not available, use 1 large sweet potato, baked.)

1 large avocado

juice of 2 limes

3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

½ fresh jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeds removed and diced. More or less to taste.

Sprinkle of salt (optional)

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securedownload-15Cut both your avocado and mamey sapote into large chunks. Place in bowl, add lime juice, cilantro, hot pepper and optional salt to bowl and mix with a spoon. Use to top something delicious or eat on its own, like I did.

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Hot off the plane on Friday, but happy.

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Zoe writes about food and sex on SexyTofu.com.

5 Comments

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    June 3, 2013

    This is making me want to move to a new state, desperately. Looks so exciting. And I’m excited to make the mainland version of this. Sweet potato and avocado are two of my favorite things, but I don’t think I’ve ever thought to put them together. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    June 3, 2013

    looks beautiful and delicious !

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    June 3, 2013

    hawaii…swoon:) that salad looks delish!

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    June 6, 2013

    Welcome to Hawai’i cuz…. I’m part of the vipassana meditation crew helping with the meditation courses coming up at your mom’s farm. I look forward to potlucking with you Friday night with some tropical fruit cacao yum yum something. Rawesome fun blog!

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