Fall food doesn't need to be limited to pumpkin pie and candy corn. You can add a fall twist to your cooking by using in-season fruits and vegetables.
The Veggie Wagon in Carolina Beach is a store that specializes in locally grown food. Owners April and Max Sussman visited our studio to show us how to make a salsa topping with autumn produce. The salsa consists of ingredients that are grown in South Eastern North Carolina.
Here's the recipe so you can make it at home:
The Veggie Wagon's Carrot Apple Fall Salsa
2 carrots, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
1 NC apple, cored and diced into bite size pieces, skin on for added color
1/2 cup pecans roughly chopped, toasted
1/4 cup red onions, diced
2 tablespoons local raw honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup pecans roughly chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Dice apples and toss in lemon juice. (This prevents browning)
Dice your carrots, pecans and onions and then toss with apples.
Chop mint and grate fresh ginger. Combine with wet ingredients.
Thoroughly toss all together and refrigerate until ready to serve.