A combination of some brilliant fibre-based diet demos at Waitrose summer fest by the irrepressible Happy Pear, and my own work as a love food hate waste ambassador has inspired me to dig these little gems out from my recipe archive.

Serve them up with a pile of crostinis using less-than- fresh baguette, or in little bread tart cases. Recipe for those to follow!

Mango and courgette salsa
½ mango, chopped
1 small courgette, finely diced
Juice of ½ a lime
1 tsp coriander, finely chopped
¼ tsp crushed – then finely chopped chilli flakes
Pinch of salt and black pepper

Apple and celery salsa
1 apple, finely diced
1 stick of celery, finely diced
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 tsp. Parsley, finely chopped
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Carrot and kidney bean salsa
¼ – ½ carrot, grated
220g tin kidney beans, drained & rinsed
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp coriander, finely chopped
1 tsp olive oil
Pinch chilli flakes
Pinch salt and pepper

Tomato and red onion salsa
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
½ red onion
2 tsp basil leaves, finely shredded
1 tsp olive oil
Pinch salt and pepper