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Salsa with Hominy and Blueberries and #Tocabe

Salsa with hominy and blueberries is a fun new way to eat salsa. Adapted from an American Indian recipe, this salsa with hominy and blueberries is really good!

 This hominy and dried blueberry salsa with a touch of red onion and lime is a fresh take on salsa. If you've never had hominy this is a great way to try it! www.thisishowicook.com #salsa #hominy

I’m quite pleased with this salsa with hominy and blueberries that is way too easy to eat and so simple to make. …Now if I wanted, I could have added some orange zest-which in actuality would work quite well with this hominy salsa. Then I would have had Broncos salsa with the blue and orange-well-you can see where my mind is!

It was a lunch at Tocabe that got my creative juices flowing.The simple journey to Tocabe-not really a diner and certainly not a dive, of Guy Fieri fame-was a fun lunch with some fellow bloggers. I had been wanting to eat there for some time, but up until now their location was a drive. The second location is much closer and I can’t wait to stop by again for some of their grilled bannocks. Freshly baked bread grilled over an open flame is my idea of deadly. One might tend to think of Tocabe as another burrito kind of fast food restaurant, but it really is a great outpost that features American Indian food from the Osage nation. In fact there are just a handful of American Indian restaurants in the entire U.S.. Think fry bread, buffalo ribs, green chile stew, and even Wojapi– a berry jam to eat with their great fry bread or bannocks.

 hominy and dried blueberry salsa with a touch of red onion and lime

Tocabe, (which means blue and is the owner’s mother’s favorite color) has salsas that vary with the seasons, to add to your choice of beef, chicken or bison, Indian fry bread. I gravitated toward the hominy salsa because I’d never had anything like it before. I could have had fresh green chilies, so that was a hard decision! Hominy is dried field corn which has been cooked in a mixture of lye, slaked lime or wood ash. It is then washed, dried and powdered-just like a baby’s butt- and generally made into masa. Without masa, we wouldn’t have those great foods we call tortillas! I love hominy and don’t use it enough. It is great in cheesy green chile casseroles. It is great in soup and mixed with corn. Use it in most recipes in place of beans. Or with beans. I think you got the picture, right?

I love the simplicity of this salsa. Tocabe’s contains cranberries, but I had  dried blueberries on hand and they worked perfectly. Leftovers the next day were even better as the blueberries had time to plump up a bit.We devoured this with some of those lime tortilla chips, that Manservant has been eating by the bag. (I know there was a reason I stopped buying them long ago!) I also bought some spicy blue corn chips because-well-I love spicy blue corn chips! And they look pretty mixed with the white ones!  I don’t actually have Tocabe’s recipe so you will have to visit and tell me whose you like better. I won’t be offended as long as it is a tie!

Hominy and dried blueberry salsa
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Salsa with Hominy and Blueberries and #Tocabe

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Salsa with hominy and blueberries is a fun new way to eat salsa. Adapted from an American Indian recipe, this salsa with hominy and blueberries is really good!


Ingredients

Scale

1 15 oz can of hominy, drained and rinsed then slightly chopped
3 T diced red onion
23 T chopped cilantro
1 chopped chipotle with 1-2 T chipotle sauce from the can
3 T dried blueberries
Juice of 1/2 a lime

Chips to serve this with!


Instructions

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. That’s it! If you want to let this sit overnight to let the flavors develop, feel free! Or eat it now! And you could always do take out from Tocabe!


Keywords: hominy salsa, hominy salsa with blueberries, Native American salsa, Tocabe,

SavoringTime in the Kitchen

Friday 5th of February 2016

Oh my, the blueberries sound wonderful in this salsa, Abbe! It would taste wonderful with some blue corn tortilla chips :)

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Friday 5th of February 2016

What a genius idea. Love this hearty, comfy and delicious bowl. Can't wait to try!

Sue/the view from great island

Friday 5th of February 2016

You are so creative --- I collect salsa recipes and I think I could live on it for weeks on end --- love the unusual ingredients in this one!

Chris Scheuer

Thursday 4th of February 2016

I love hominy but never thought to use it in a salsa. YUM!

Sugar et al.

Thursday 4th of February 2016

This is totally new to me. I must be living under a rock because it looks and sounds incredible!I so wish I could taste it...going to be on the lookout for hominy!

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