|Homemade salsa, right from the garden!!|
|that pale yellow pepper is called a Santa Fe. The id tag on it claimed "great for salsa" when we planted it last spring, testing it now!|
also key players can be minced garlic, tomato paste, salt, water, vinegar, sugar.
|Salsa ingredients - waiting to be salsa-fied|
First you want 4-5 medium tomatoes. We were not making a ton, just for us to enjoy tonight. Maybe 2 cups worth total. We had four medium tomatoes plus a bunch of tiny cherry tomatoes, which our girls deemed "CUTE". We de-stemmed and chopped the cherry tomatoes with a pampered chef chopper. That brought out a lot of seeds, so we decided for the big tomatoes to slice and removed the seeds (just ran my thumb through the seed sections under water in the sink and they popped right out). Then finely diced them into preferred bite size pieces.
We finely chopped up 1/2 an onion (about 1/2 cup). I also threw in a spoonful of minced garlic for kicks.
Next we chopped up some peppers. Salsa is sort of a blank canvas. You can start with a base of basic ingredients, then use them as a spring board for your family's tastes. If you like it hot, then leave the jalapeno seeds in, or just chop up a bunch. If you like it milder then take the seeds and the center white membrane out. You'll get a back ground hint of heat without blowing your head off.
|It's still so excited to see vegetables you grew yourself go into your food!|
|I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, she's a pepper, he's a pepper, wouldn't you want to be a pepper too?|
Here's our little peppers. We just did one jalapeno, one Santa Fe, and one little red jalapeno.
Next dump everything in the mixing bowl!
|Love all the colors of red, green and white|
|You are just a few stirs away from dipping your chips in salsa!!|
Now all you have to do is go out to the backyard and enjoy your salsa while gazing at your garden. Ooo, you know what would be good with this? Mojitos. I'll have to post about that very soon. Until then... adios!