Monday, September 24, 2012

let’s make salsa!


My single tomato plant has produced a dozen smallish, red, ripe...fruits. Fruits? Sort of. Tomatoes are the fruits of the tomato plant, but when they’re used in cooking, they’re vegetables. (Thank you Google for that information.)

A dozen tomatoes will not make enough sauce to carry us through a cold winter.

For now, let’s make salsa!



Start with 9-12 medium sized ripe tomatoes
Cut them in half and take out the seeds.
Chop them coarsely and throw them into a food processor
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup of cilantro
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 spicy pepper (I used an ‘Italian Roaster’ because there were some ripe ones in my garden, but you could use jalapeño or serrano, if you want extra spice)
1 teaspoon coriander (you could also use cumin if you like the flavor... I don’t)

Blend until the salsa is a slightly coarse consistency. Not too chunky, not too pureed. Perfect for scooping up with a corn chip. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate for several hours or overnight so that the flavors have a chance to mingle.

Easy huh?

After all the salsa ingredients have gotten to know each other, call a few good friends, blend up some margaritas, grab a bag of corn chips... and enjoy!



Mariza said...

That looks good! I love salsas!

Cindy said...

Hi Mari! I'm so glad to see you back in the blogosphere!

Susan Drummond said...

Oh my goodness, your recipes are killing me! Salsa, apple pie, grilled shrimp...I'll take all three, please!

I'm trying to wean myself away from so much time on FB and getting back to blogworld, and I had to stop by and see one of my original buddies!

Guess what...I'm out of the chicken business, as of today. Mine were getting too old, and I just couldn't take another winter of hauling water out to the barn in freezing weather, especially since I'll be taking care of an infant every day. :) I think David is going to turn the coop into a sugaring house. We're getting into the maple syrup business come spring. Yay!

Cindy said...

Hi Susan, I'm thrilled to know you stopped by! I hear ya on the Facebook weaning. It's become so unfun.
Maple syrup! Yum! Let me know if you need any tasters. 😉