Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa

This is the time of year my parents tomato plants get really happy and produce fruit like crazy. My dad comes out of the garden with a new bowl full of beautiful, ripe fresh garden tomatoes every day! In an effort to keep up with the seemingly never-ending supply of tomatoes, we made some fresh salsa today.


This is my mom's very own delicious salsa recipe... over the years she's gotten hundreds of compliments, and won a few awards for it as well. It's chunky, a little sweet, has just the right amount of heat, and is just soooooooooooo good. Grab some tortilla chips (and a margarita!) and dig in. :)


Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa

2-3 lbs. ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup sliced jalapenos
2 tbsp. jalapeno juice
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 cup cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions:
Place jalapenos, jalapeno juice, onion, cilantro, and garlic into a food processor or small chopper. Chop/puree until ingredients are well combined.


In a large bowl, place chopped tomatoes. Add mixture from food processor, pepper, and salt to the large bowl; stir gently until all ingredients are well combined.


For best results, chill salsa overnight before serving.


Note: If a hotter salsa is desired, add more chopped jalapenos!!!

Serve with tortilla chips! Or on a taco, or with eggs, or on a burger, or use as a side with your favorite Mexican dish. Salsa is great to have around because it is so versatile .

Yum.... this stuff is addicting. Enjoy!

*Janel*












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