Creating a Life of Plenty

Salsa

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We have already talked about pasta sauce, now let’s move on to salsa. Salsa is a great summer and fall dish to keep on hand for impromptu guests and snacks. It also works when making huevos rancheros or even canning as gifts.
I have a pile of new tomatoes this week so after my 100 mile charity ride on Saturday, I will need some restorative time and that means in the kitchen on Sunday. I am going to make several pints of salsa and can it up for fall host presents and to keep in the pantry (more on our pantry plans later).
Here is a terrific, simple salsa recipe…the great thing about it is that you can add the items you like and alter the recipe to your tastes…it is a great base recipe!
Simple Salsa
1 3/4 cups diced tomato (about 1 large tomato)
1/4 cup diced white onion (about half of an onion)
1 finely chopped fresh jalapeno chile (seeded, if you like, for a milder salsa)
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon chopped fine cilantro

Stir ingredients together. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving to let the flavors develop or process in glass jars for 20 minutes.

Happy Gardening!

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