Friday, September 19, 2008

You Say Tomato - I Say Salsa!

I love my garden. I love all of the prosperity that it brings all season long, and I love cooking with fresh, natural, organic ingredients. That said, I'm no health nut by any means - and I LOVE me some Taco Bell and Burger King Whoppers. But why, oh why God do all of my tomatoes in the garden which I love so very much feel the need to ripen at the exact same time leaving me with a zillion billion trillion tomatoes? Its a conspiracy I tell you!

So what to do with a ton of tomatoes? (Believe me, you can only eat so many BLT's and making spaghetti sauce takes forever, and once a summer is enough of that!) Why you make salsa but of course!

I don't have a recipe of any sorts, but if this looks yummy to you, here's what I used per jar:

2-3 Good Sized Tomatoes (I used both Better Boy and Roma)
1 Half Yellow Onion
1 Large Sweet Banana Pepper
1 Small Green Bell Pepper
1 Chili Pepper
Fresh Cilantro
Fresh Parsley

Its not an exact science, but that's whats so goooood about making salsa, you can customize it to your tastes. To a few jars I added more hot peppers - some I made chunky - and some I made Picante style. And it tastes so fresh and yummy!

Now all you need are the chips!

Weekend plans - Surprise all of my family and friends with deliveries of fresh, homemade salsa!


Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

Ahhh, looks so good!

Christopher And Tia said...

I lol'd at the blog title.

esque said...

Yum! Salsa! That would go well with Blue corn chips!

casserole said...

mmmmmm.... salsa!!! YUM!!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh my mmmmmmmmm...... I love salsa, but have never attempted to make it. I make fabulous guac, but I need to add salsa to my list!! Yum!! I'll definitely use your ingredients to make a recipe just for me!