Monday, August 4, 2014

Fresh + Quick "Wingin' It" Salsa (Recipe)

When we planted our garden this year, we made sure to grow all of the main ingredients needed to make our own salsa - tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, and cilantro. But ya know, it's hard to wait for each of these things to be ready for harvest when you want to eat fresh, homemade salsa all Summer long.

So, I picked some fresh cilantro from the herb garden (at the time, it was the only thing we had ready to harvest), and I bought the rest of the ingredients from the grocery store. It's not garden fresh, but it's still way more fresh than anything you'll find in a jar in the chip aisle!

I'm no salsa expert, though - so for my first attempt, I was really just wingin' it. I threw in what I thought would be good in the amounts that looked good to me. Which means that I have very few actual measurements to share with you, but you can tailor it to your own preferences.

Wingin' it means flying by the seat of your pants! And in this case, it was delicious.

It made a really big batch (probably 2-3 jars worth of what you'd buy in the store), it was extremely fresh, and super delicious. I washed and coursely chopped everything, and threw it all into the food processor. I threw the tomatoes in last, because I wanted to give the other ingredients time to get small enough without completely obliterating the tomatoes. Other than that - do what you sounds good to you!

Jenn's Fresh + Quick "Wingin' It" Salsa

2 Big Tomatoes (heirloom, beefstake - that kind of size)
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1/2 Green Pepper
2 Jalapeno Peppers (remove the ribs & seeds inside if you want a milder salsa)
1/2-3/4 Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
Fresh Cilantro
Salt + Pepper
Cumin
White Vinegar

Wash all the veggies, then cut the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno peppers into big chunks and add to a food processor, along with the garlic. Pulse a few times until they are just slightly bigger chunks than the size you'd prefer. Then cut the tomatoes into a few big chunks (just so they fit), and add to the food processor. Also add the canned tomatoes, cilantro, and seasonings. Pulse until you like the consistency.


Ta da! Enjoy!

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