Salsa & Relish Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

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Salsa & Relish Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Add a kick to your summer entrees with these quick and simple salsa and relish recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens.

Strawberry Relish


  • 4 Cup Fresh Strawberries (chopped)
  • ½ Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Jalapeno (finely chopped)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, Chiffonade
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Zest of 1 Lemon and 1 Lime
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together.
  2. Add Salt and Pepper to taste, allow flavors to meld for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

Tomatillo Salsa


  • 5 Tomatillos
  • ¼ White Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • ½ Cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Water


  1. Under a hot boiler, char tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeno until well blistered and blackened. Flip and repeat on other side.
  2. Allow the charred vegetables to cool slightly and puree vegetables and cilantro in blender or food processor.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add water to loosen up the salsa.
  4. Serve immediately.

Sungold Tomato, Cucumber and Radish Relish


  • 2 Cup Sungold Tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 Cup Persian Cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 Cup Radish (sliced)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Dill (minced)
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper


Combine all ingredients, Season with salt and pepper, enjoy immediately.

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  1. Patsy latscha June 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Looks good. Sounds good. Thanks for the rescipes. Food is so marvelvous from chef Meade.

  2. Barry and JoAnn Fortlage June 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to make these new salsas.

  3. Jeanie Baugh June 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Just went to the strawberry patch, the season is almost over! They have the sweetest strawberries! I’m making strawberry jam with rosemary, and now will also make strawberry relish, thank you Chef!

  4. Jody June 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Sounds delightful, will be adding these recipes to my summer fare. Pretty pictures too–thanks!

  5. C. Mjolsness June 26, 2017 at 6:21 am - Reply

    What are some suggestions to serve the Strawberry relish with? Thanks.

  6. Geoffrey Rutkowski June 26, 2017 at 6:34 am - Reply

    I love the pallet of strawberries, onion and basil.

    Every tried watermelon and red onion as a salad?

  7. Gretchen Lee June 26, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Thank you for sending the recipes.

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