Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Bountiful Harvest = Yummy Salsa

Every year we plant a garden, and every year I have good intentions to bottle, can, preserve, and put up the fruits of our labor to enjoy all winter long. And every year, dozens of tomatoes go to waste because I can't find the time to get to them. Well, after a slow start, this years' harvest is coming on all at once (strange weather). This was what we picked one night (after picking just 3 days earlier). Well, they sat there for a few days, but school's already started, and I am too busy to make salsa.
Well, lucky for me, hubby decided to do it himself. We got several recipes, from family, friends, and the internet. Now, I've never had a homemade salsa I love as much as my beloved Pace. But hubby likes to cook, and he's usually pretty good at making stuff up. So, while I studied, I trusted hubby to take care of my kitchen. He ended up with a HUGE bowl of fresh salsa. It. Was. Good. So good, we were eating it plain with a spoon, right out of the bowl. I was going to take a picture of how much we had, but after 2 days, this is all that is left.
Beautiful, isn't it. If you'd like to try our version, here is the recipe (as close as we could figure, writing it down after it was made).

Fresh Salsa
8 cups chopped tomatoes (mostly finely chopped, ~1 cup mashed into juice, although I'd like it less juicy)
2 large (or 3 small) onions, chopped fine
2 small green peppers (with seeds), chopped fine
6 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp cilantro (we only had powdered, fresh would be better)
1 Tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar

Mix it all together and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. YUM!! We love fresh salsa and Jason made a big bowl too...he and I ate the whole thing...Yikes!