Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fresh Salsa-
from the kitchen of: Christi Jardine- Stake Provident Living Leader 
Here is my favorite recipe for fresh salsa. It is quick and uses up those garden tomatoes. 
A great way to get your kids to eat veggies. Just make up a batch to have on the 
counter when they get home from school!

2 cups of fresh tomatoes* peeled (about 8 small, 4 med. or 2 large)
1/2 cup onion peeled cut into chunks
1/2 cup of green pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 tablespoon of fresh cilantro, or 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
6-8 fresh oregano leaves,or 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1 T. lime juice or the juice from 1/2 fresh lime
1-2 jalapeno peppers for medium salsa, 2-3 jalapeno peppers for hot.

Place all in the blender and  puree until smooth! Enjoy with chips or on your favorite Mexican dish!
Refrigerate up to one week if it lasts that long!

*At least half of the tomatoes need to be Romas or the salsa will be watery.
**It is also great chunky. To make chunky salsa just finely chop all ingredients and mix in a bowl. Do not puree in the blender.