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Fastest, Freshest Salsa Recipe – Guest Blog by Carolyn Herriot

Maybe you have a favourite salsa recipe but have you tried making salsa with a food processor? It’s so fast and easy and the resulting sauce will keep well for a week in the refrigerator.

Simply throw two peeled cloves of garlic and a medium onion into the food processor and pulse to chop; throw in six (skinned and cored) salad tomatoes, two jalapeno peppers (with seeds if you like it hot and maybe roasted for extra flavour), and a bunch of stemmed cilantro. Pulse a few times to a coarse texture of your liking, but do not over process to mush. Strain the salsa through a sieve to remove excess juice, then add the juice of one lime and salt to taste. Leave in the refrigerator for flavours to meld – so refreshing!

Our field grown heritage tomatoes are so abundant and flavourful that I make lots of salsa throughout the summer. I use it as a dip for tortilla chips and often as a sauce for pasta or rice dishes. It tastes wonderful with free range eggs as this zingy salsa livens up any dish.

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Last summer, after discovering this quick and easy way to make salsa, I introduced a ‘salsa kit’ at my farmers’ market booth. The $5 kit consisted of a bag with all the necessary ingredients for the customers to go home and make their own salsa. Not surprisingly, this idea took off really fast and soon I had customers returning weekly for more salsa kits. ‘Best we’ve ever tasted’! And so it should be.

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Carolyn Herriot is author of The Zero-Mile Diet and The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook. Available at your local bookstore. She grows IncrEdibles! in Yellow Point on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

4 thoughts on “Fastest, Freshest Salsa Recipe – Guest Blog by Carolyn Herriot

  1. Yum, I love salsa!

    1. This salsa is wicked. I hope you try it.

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