Dry-Farmed Gravenstein Apple and Chipotle Salsa
Chef/Farmer Doug Nicosia, Sensuous Farms
6 dry-farmed Sensuous Farms Gravenstein apples
1 white onion, 1/4 inch dice
1 Tbsp Voluptuous Smoke Chipotle Powder
5 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
quality sea salt
In a large non-reactive bowl mix chipotle powder, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice and olive oil until well combined. Core four of the Gravenstein apples and cut into a ½-inch dice, tossing diced apples in the dressing as you go. Add the diced onion and mix well. Set aside with a piece of saran wrap pressed against the salsa.
Pour the remaining Meyer lemon juice into a second large non-reactive bowl. Slice two Gravenstein apples into 1/4 inch "chips", immediately tossing in the lemon juice. Salt the salsa and toss well. Taste. Balance with more dressing ingredients and salt if necessary. Serve the salsa on top of the Gravenstein apple "chips."