Do you know the duck-billed platypus – mother nature’s junk drawer of leftover pieces thrown together in order to defy classification? That’s sort of what’s going on here today. We’ve got a topping….or a dip…..or maybe a side dish? It’s crunchy cucumbers and red onion marinated in tangy apple cider vinegar and Mexican oregano accompanied by spicy, smoky chipotles and sweet tangerines.
It was born of a conversation over morning coffee that went something like:
Mark: I think I’ll grill some chicken fajitas tonight.
Mark: You should come up with a really fresh, bright salsa or salad or something to put on top of it. Something with, say, cucumbers.
Sarah: Ooooh, or maybe a lot of lime!
Mark: Or cucumbers.
Sarah: Or I could do something with jicama.
Mark: Or maybe cucumbers.
Mark: And maybe kale!
Sarah: You are clearly drunk. Go to work.