Friday, August 16, 2013

Fresh Salsa

This is the time of year when gardens are in full swing and producing fresh tomatoes...right??  Yes!!!  Unless it is my garden, then you have yet to harvest anything but a cucumber.  Thankfully, my MIL has a garden so I can "steal" some produce to make delicious fresh salsa!  I do however, have a lot of tomatoes set on and I'm patiently waiting for them to grow and ripen {tick tock tick tock}.

I was asked on TFW's Facebook page to share the recipe for my fresh salsa and I am finally getting around to sharing!  It's been a crazy busy summer and the blog has been "neglected" just a bit.  So if you are here, thanks for hanging with me!  There will be more to come, I promise!

I must admit, I am one of those who just throws stuff together and I don't measure.  I'm going to give you the gist of what I throw in my fresh salsa the best I can.  Of course, I might tweak it a little after I finish by adding a little of this or that.

Basic Fresh Salsa

6 garden tomatoes, seeded and chopped  
1 purple onion, chopped 
3-4 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup fresh cilantro or 1 Tbsp dried cilantro
salt & pepper to taste
Sometimes I add a little sugar if I want it sweet...about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.  Taste and then TWEAK to your liking.  I like to make it ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to marry.