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Spicy fresh salsa

I was excited when a sweet friend gave me a plentiful amount of her tomato crop a few weeks ago. Being the foodie that I am, I squealed with delight! I had tomatoes stacked upon tomatoes on my countertop. It was a foodie's dream! After throwing a bunch of them into a salad and eating a few for snacks (topped with salt of course), I decided to throw a salsa together so that not a single one of them was wasted.

Dan and I actually had a Salsa-Off, which I believe I won, according to a handful of our testers. :)

Here was a small portion of the tomatoes I received. Thank you, Monica!

In a large bowl, combine:

12 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

6 cloves garlic, minced

2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

3 serrano peppers, finely chopped

Grab two bumpy (or non-bumpy), limes and juice them.

Once they are juiced, they could possibly turn into green-toothed caterpillars. That is what Elijah thinks.

Add to the bowl:

1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped

1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

Juice from 2 limes

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Mix well and add:

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper 

Mix well!

Store in the refrigerator in mason jars or in an air-tight container. This salsa will remain fresh in the fridge for 1 week.

Serve chilled with tortilla chips or as a taco topping. Or do as Dan and I do when we have this in our fridge. PUT IT ON EVERYTHING.

Printable recipe: Spicy fresh salsa

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Reader Comments (3)

LOL @ the caterpillars!!
That salsa looks beautiful! I love homemade salsa. I made a couple of jars with the last few tomatoes from the garden.

09.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate@Diethood

I think everyone should start making homemade salsa. It's so easy and fresh tasting, the world is just missing out Besides, I bet you cut down on tons of salt that's in the store bought version. Either way, I'm jealous of your snack time!

09.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

The Caribbean Grilled Steak sounds so good, I would love to try some! "Gimmie" some, please. And I just have to make that salsa!

10.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Brickley

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