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Old 08-09-2016, 11:21 AM   #1
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ISO Fresh Tomato Salsa Variations

Its that time of the year, 'The Perfect Storm' , where my tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic are all harvestable or have been harvested and curing already.

Looking forward to making some fresh salsa. Ive made it in the past, but am looking for some variations or additional ingredients to add to mix things up a bit.

Most the recipes I've seen ,including what Ive done in the past, include tomatoes, peppers, onions, Cilantro, lime juice, salt, sometimes garlic, and jalepeno for heat.
Each recipe varies slightly in proportions, but all about the same.
Mix, let sit a bit, then enjoy. .

Any other suggestions or variations, still using the ingredients I have, but maybe just to change things up a bit?

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Old 08-09-2016, 11:28 AM   #2
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Corn and black beans are a nice addition to salsa.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #3
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Habanero and pineapple added to the usual suspects. With a lot of lime juice
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:35 AM   #4
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Roast the ingredients, then blend.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:35 AM   #5
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You can also add avocado.
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Roast the ingredients, then blend.

I was just going to suggest that!

I blacken the onion, pepper, jalapeno and garlic in a hot cast iron skillet. Also some but not all of the tomato sometimes.
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I was just going to suggest that!

I blacken the onion, pepper, jalapeno and garlic in a hot cast iron skillet. Also some but not all of the tomato sometimes.
I do it under the broiler because I'm lazy
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Jicama and cactus (prickly) pear are good salsa ingredients. You could add chipotle or pequins instead of habanero, serrano or japs. Tomatillos add a good tang. Nopales would work also.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:55 PM   #9
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Mango adds a nice touch. Cucumber as well, seed the cucumber and do a fine chop. A wee pinch of ground cloves also adds a bit of zing.
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Mango and chipotle (no tomato), tomatillo and lime (no red ingredients, avocado as a thickener), peach and chipotle (no tomato)
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