Hola amigos y amigas! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your friends and family and serve them a sweet twist on traditional salsa. Cape Fear Nutrition’s California Sweetpotato Salsa is the perfect addition to any fiesta that you are hosting. Tip: Serve with sweetpotato chips for a twice sweet nutrient packed snack. 

•    2 medium California sweetpotatoes, diced
•    2 sprigs fresh rosemary
•    2 Tablespoons olive oil
•    1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
•    1 yellow pepper,seeded and chopped
•    salt and pepper to taste
•    1 red onion, sliced
•    1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
•    1 cup yellow squash, sliced
•    1 cup zucchini squash, sliced
•    3-4 garlic cloves, smashed
•    1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
•    1 Tablespoon freshly grated orange rind
•    2 cups diced tomatoes, (canned)
•    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

In a large pan or wok, saute sweetpotatoes and rosemary in olive oil over medium high heat, about 5 minutes. Add peppers and saute a few more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Add fennel, red onion and garlic and saute until soft. Reduce heat to medium and add yellow squash and zucchini cooking for about 4 minutes. Mix in thyme, and orange zest; add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Cook 5 more minutes to combine flavors. Remove from heat. Discard rosemary sprig before serving. Garnish with fresh rosemary or thyme. Serve hot or cold. Makes 6 cups of salsa.

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