The Starving Chef Recipe: Garden Salsa

Garden Salsa
Tomatoes with attitude.

By Felicia Berger

Garden harvest season is upon us and my garden is pumping out more tomatoes than I know what to do with.

This garden-inspired salsa uses fresh, homegrown ingredients along with some dangerously spicy seasoning to really kick it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Garden Salsa

Prep time: 15 minutes
Blend: 10-30 seconds
Makes: 6 cups salsa

Ingredients

3 large tomatoes, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced
3 C multi-color cherry tomatoes
2 limes, juiced
3 T garlic, minced
1 scotch bonnet pepper, sliced, optional (for extra heat)
2 T Jamaican jerk seasoning
1 lemon, juiced
2 T coriander
¼ C cilantro
¼ C parsley
1/8 t sea salt
1/8 t pepper

Here’s How (Two Ways)

Blender Method

  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes and onions. In a blender or food processor, add the tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, cherry tomatoes, garlic and scotch bonnet (if using). Pulse the blender for 10-30 seconds, until the salsa is chunky and well combined.
  2. Add the lime juice, lemon juice, Jamaican jerk seasoning, coriander, cilantro, parsley, sea salt and pepper to taste. Pulse the blender to combine and blend to your desired consistency. Chill for at least one hour for the flavors to fully develop.

Homestyle Salsa

  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes, garlic and scotch bonnet (if using). Finely chop the cilantro and parsley. Combine everything in a large bowl. Pro Tip: Use latex gloves while chopping the peppers to avoid making contact with the spicy juices.
  2. Stir in the lime juice, lemon juice, Jamaican jerk seasoning, coriander, sea salt and pepper, to taste. Chill for at least one hour for full flavor. Enjoy!

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