Saturday, August 8, 2015
Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe
I decided this year to do something with all my tomatoes besides give them away since only my daughter, my mom and I eat them.
Salsa was my first choice in what to make- and it's been a tremendous success- my husband and sons are now eating fresh vegetables form my garden. Amazing.
To make the fresh garden salsa I use:
5-6 tomatoes depending on size
1 green pepper
4 garlic cloves- crushed with a garlic press
1 sweet onion
1 banana pepper
1-2 limes juiced
1 half package of taco bell taco seasoning
garlic salt to taste
Chop up the tomatoes into small diced pieces- place in a colander with garlic slat sprinkled over the top to drain while chopping everything else
Chop up peppers and onion place in large bowl
Crush 4 or 5 cloves of garlic with a press and mix with onions and peppers
Sprinkle a bit of taco seasoning over everything
Juice a lime (or two if they are really small and you don't get much juice, you want at least a tablespoon and a half)
Start mixing tomatoes in- a little at a time- mix then sprinkle with seasoning then mix and add more seasoning
Drizzle the lime juice over the mixture and mix with a spoon
Add more seasoning to taste
It's best to let the salsa sit for a couple hours in the fridge to let the flavors soak together
I like my salsa chunky so I can eat as is with chips, veggies or crackers hubby puts his in the Bullet to blend it up so the veggies aren't in chunks.
I took some of this salsa to my friend and she's begging for more- literally begging. Said it's the best salsa she's ever had.
I must agree.
I am going to experiment with spicier versions by using different peppers- jalapeno or chili peppers will add heat to the salsa.
The salsa tasted good without the taco seaosning but I wanted to give it more flavor- a little extra oomph so I decided to add the taco seasoning which I use quite a bit for making fajita chicken, taco salads and breakfast burritoes.
I figured it would taste good in the salsa as well- and it did.