Tomatoes are so delicious. I can eat them whole. Like apples. For about two days.
When the tomatoes started arriving in my CSA box, I jumped for joy and literally squealed. It’s a BIG deal for seasonal eaters when the tomatoes are ready. I think I ate one with every meal for the first couple days, and then as swiftly as my excitement rose it passed.
A couple days ago, I just stopped being in the mood for tomatoes. Without enough supply to justify a full-on canning session, I looked back to my box and thought, wow, this could be an opportunity to use up the onions, garlic, and jalapenos too! So I threw together this beautiful and really, really spicy salsa. My hope is that with a few days in the fridge will take the edge off, but if you like hot, THIS is the salsa for you:
Spicy Garden Salsa
- About five big tomatoes, cored and chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 C. onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3-4 jalapenos, seeded, de-veined, and chopped (or, keep a few seeds in if you dare) *
- Splash of vinegar
- 1 TB sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
Mix up in a bowl and eat it. Or, store in a mason jar in the fridge and eat it later.
If you’re smart, unlike me, you’ll wear gloves when dealing with hot peppers. I didn’t and then scratched my forehead and it was still burning 30 minutes later…
There are plenty of great recipes for canning salsas to increase their shelf life. I just chose to do a quick fridge-worthy salsa because I was short on time, it’s really hot in the kitchen, and I figure this will be in my stomach before long.
Salsa is not just for chips! Use this to add flavor to your tacos, eggs, or make a sassy and refreshing salad by adding it to cubed fresh watermelon
6 thoughts on “There’s a burning in my soul…. oh, it’s just the salsa.”
I love the title of your post. Enjoy your salsa!
Thanks, Tammy! I mixed it with some cold chicken and ranch dressing for lunch, and, I’m patting myself on the back. Some time and the addition of sugar definitely calmed it down!
There is nothing like fresh salsa to jazz up any dish 🙂
I host a weekly CSA LInk party and would love for you to be a part of it. Come and check it out and add your link…http://inherchucks.com/2012/08/23/whats-in-the-box-40/. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Neat! I’ll contribute when I can, though admittedly I don’t get a CSA-related post up every week… looking forward to reading more on your blog!
No worries. It’s just fun to get everyone together and swap recipes and ideas. Hope to see you there!
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