Tomatoes usually come to mind when you think of salsa, but the word actually means “sauce” in Spanish.

In the past, we’ve featured traditional salsa recipes, as well as inventive takes on the classic tortilla topper:

Our weekend recipe showcases bold Latin flavors, with a salsa that combines Spanish stuffed olives and chopped apples.

All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Green Olive Salsa

1/2 cup chopped Spanish stuffed olives
2/3 cup chopped apples, such as Gala, McIntosh or Granny Smith
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 teaspoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons chopped yellow peppers
1/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

In large bowl, mix all ingredients. Serve with chips or over grilled salmon, chicken or pork.

Recipe courtesy of Lindsay Olives and Diamond Kosher Salt