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Garden Salsa

Garden Salsa

It is that time - fresh salsa time! We are being buried in tomatoes over here, and what better a way to enjoy them than a fresh tomato sandwich (link) or some homemade salsa that you can heap on any and everything - chips & Slow Cooker Refried Beans, burgers, wraps, tacos, Fajitas, in place of salad Dressing...

Here is a super simple, quick recipe. And it freezes great. Just thaw it out and you have a year round fresh snack. Besides the ingredients all you need is a food processor, jar, and a freezer bag if saving. 

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Ingredients

Tomato - 5 medium to large heirloom tomatoes (or) 5 cups of cherry tomatoes 

Onion (sweet, red, or green scallions) - half of a red or sweet onion (or) 5 green onions

Garlic - 2 cloves (or more if you love the garlic like me!)

Cilantro - one bunch, about a fistful

Salt - 1/4 teaspoon

Cumin - 1/2 teaspoon

Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon

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Directions

  • peel garlic, de-stem and core tomatoes, prep onion
  • pulse onion and garlic in processor until roughly chopped
  • add tomato and cilantro, pulse until chunky salsa consistency 
  • if you want salsa thicker drain some of the liquid off at this time
  • add salt, cumin and cinnamon, pulse just a time or two to mix well

Store the salsa in a jar in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks. Or freeze in a freezer safe container or bag for year round fresh salsa - woohoo!

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My Favorite Variations

#1
Add Beans (black or black eyed peas) & Corn, add about a cup to three cups salsa, after the fact

#2
Add some Mango or Strawberries, add to the food processor with other ingredients

#3
Add Pepper (green chilies or banana peppers), very finely chop and add in a bit at a time to reach desired heat

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Enjoy!

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

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