Fresh Tomato Ideas *Red* - Our Daily Green

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fresh Tomato Ideas *Red*

Our Daily Green has ripened to a lovely shade of RED today in honor of a plethora of fresh tomatoes from our garden. We are overjoyed!

Our family has been enjoying caprese salad, fresh salsa, pasta with fresh tomato sauce, pizza with fresh tomatoes, you name it! Today I'm trying oven dried tomatoes again. Last year, I wasn't so successful and wound up with something closer to a dried tomato paste (which was delicious in soups!) but we'll attempt to rectify last year's failure today with this oven-dried tomato recipe

I also am going to share my Soon to be World Famous Salsa Recipe because it's just too good and simple to keep to myself.
  • 15 ripe plum tomatoes, 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 fresh lime, zested then juiced
  • 2 finely chopped jalapeno peppers (seeds removed for the faint of heart)
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely snipped with kitchen scissors
  • 2 cloves pressed garlic
(if you wish to make a peach salsa, just dice up 2 ripe peaches into the salsa)

Mix all these ingredients together. That's it! Salsa tastes better if flavors have about an hour to mingle. Please be very careful handling the jalapenos, wash your hands several times or wear gloves to handle them. The oil stays on the fingertips and can really burn if you rub your eyes after.

Whether you say tom-ay-to, or tom-ah-to, don't call the whole thing off, slice/dice/stew/chop 'em... but make sure you enjoy them!

 
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