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Dreaming of Tomatoes

My garden is planted!  (Thank you, Dad, for your excellent tiller and Mom for the birthday plants).  In anticipation of all the fresh salsa I’ll be making with the harvest, I am happily passing along my sister’s salsa recipe.  I stopped buying salsa the first day I tried Noelle’s. 

Chop up some tomatoes and an onion in a chopper or food processor.  I use four medium tomatoes. 

Chop up 1/2 or 1 whole jalapeno (depending on your spicy scale), 1 clove of garlic, and fresh cilantro (I’m heavy with the cilantro). 

Juice one lime into the mix and add sea salt to taste. 

Grab a blue corn tortilla chip and you have some spicy healthiness ready for consumption!  Two tips:  1) I get more juice from my lime if I pop it in the microwave for 30 secs before cutting.  2) You can tweak the salsa taste by adding more salt or lime juice.

Grow, tomatoes, grow.  And cilantro, and zucchini, and squash, and pepper, and onions, and cucumbers, and oregano, and…   

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4 responses »

  1. i hope you are outside right now— covering all your plants with soft blankets or trash bags…
    mmm… homemade salsa… i like a roasted red jalapeno for super spice.

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  2. inexplicableways

    Heheheheh, just walked back in the house from covering my plants! Dratted weather.

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  3. I love this time of year!!! Happy gardening.

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  4. Hey that’s a good tip, putting the lime in the microwave, I’m going to have to try that next time I make salsa. Yes the homemade version is always better then that store bought one. I recently posted my grandmothers salsa recipe on my blog, check it out and tell me what you think, thanks
    http://thejoereview.com/

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