Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fresh Veggie Madness Part II

The last of the "Fresh Veggie Madness" page from Sweet Detachment. Here we look at how to make your own homemade salsa. Mmmm, delicious! This was made from tomatoes and jalapenos from my own garden.

Time for homemade salsa!

The ingredients are simple and many can be grown in your own garden.
8 medium sized tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 medium jalapeno pepper (add the seeds for a spicier salsa)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 tbsp of lime juice (fresh is best)
Salt and Pepper (to taste)

You can chop by hand or use a food processor. Make sure everything is finely diced. To reduce the amount of liquid in your salsa the tomatoes should have the seeds removed, so you are only using the "meat".
If you would prefer a milder flavour in your salsa, you can pour boiling water over them and allow them to cool before adding them to the rest of the mixture.
Mix everything (up to the cilantro) together in a large bowl and pour lime juice over everything. Add salt and pepper to taste. It's best to put the salsa in the fridge over night to allow all the flavours to have a chance to come out.

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