Thursday, August 18, 2011

Recipe: Fresh From the Garden Salsa

I think I mentioned last week that I have tomatoes from my garden coming out of my ears.  And the tomato bonanza continues this week!  In an attempt to use up the mountain of tomatoes I picked from the garden, my boyfriend and I made up a batch of fresh from the garden salsa.  Well, sort of fresh from the garden.  We got the red and yellow tomatoes from the garden, but our cilantro recently died and our jalapeno peppers weren't quite ready to be picked.  But still...this is a fresh, mainly from the garden, salsa.

  • Red and yellow tomatoes, seeded - as many as you can handle
  • Finely chopped garlic - we could scare away an army of vampires with the amount of garlic we like to use, but I know not everyone feels the same way
  • Half cup(ish) of chopped cilantro
  • 3+ jalapeno peppers seeded and finely chopped (we probably should have used more - this salsa ended up being 9 parts garlic and tomatoes and 1 part spice)
  • Finely chopped green pepper - again, use your own judgement on how much pepper you prefer
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Chop everything up, throw it in a bowl, and let it sit for at least an hour to let all of the flavors mix together.  And voila!  Fresh from the garden salsa! 

We were a little nervous about our first attempt at making salsa.  (ok, so we argued over how much salsa to make because we were afraid it might be awful)  But overall, this salsa recipe was a win.  I think we'd cut down on the garlic the next time around and definitely use more (or spicier?) peppers.  And something else that might have made this salsa better?  Margaritas, of course!!

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