Fresh Apple Salsa

Anaheim’s are very popular in Southwestern US Cuisine. Also called “New Mexican Chile”. These were developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia in New Mexico about 100 yrs ago who was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder.

They got the name “Anaheim” when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim area in the early 1900′s. This chile can be roasted and peeled and used in recipes or stuffed to make chile rellenos just as the Poblano Chile.

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2 tart apples, cored and cubed
4 Tbsp lime juice
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
1 fresh Anaheim chile, seeded and sliced
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 tsp salt


In a large bowl, stir together apples and lime juice. Stir in jalapeno and Anaheim chile slices. Stir in onion, cilantro, walnuts, ginger, and salt. Mix thoroughly.

Serves 6.