Homemade Salsa

July 21, 2010 by
Filed under: Gardening, In the Kitchen..., Lesson Learned, Our Garden 

My first attempt to make salsa

Because of my recent tomato explosion, I feel the need to cook, bake or do something with all of the tomatoes I have on my kitchen table.  So Ben and I made salsa and also a tomato pie for True Blood Sunday.  I wasn’t really happy with my tomato pie but I tried it again last night and will post about it tomorrow.  I have been waiting to make my own salsa from my own tomatoes and bell peppers since we planted our garden.  I don’t care that the rest of the ingredients came from the grocery store because the tomatoes were so great and my bell peppers look fake because they are so beautiful.  For whatever reason, bugs don’t nimble on bell peppers and I like that.  We don’t use any pesticides in our garden.  So I am aware that insects and worms like tomatoes just as much as I do, but for whatever reason they are not into bell peppers.

For True Blood Sundays, my friends and I usually make Louisiana or vampire inspired dishes.  Although salsa isn’t really  a Louisiana or vampire inspired dish, making salsa from your own vegetables is a very southern thing to do.

Overall I thought our salsa was really good.   I love how fresh it tasted!  While making salsa for the first time I also learned how to peel a tomato.   Peeling tomatoes is actually really easy and I had no idea.

Peeling a Tomato

  1. Wash your tomatoes and take the stems off.
  2. Cut an X on the end without the stem.
  3. Boil enough water to submerse your tomatoes.  Once the water starts boiling place them into the water.
  4. After a few minutes, use a slotted spoon to place your tomatoes into a bowl of cold water.
  5. Let them sit a minute or so then pull the skins right off.

Check back tomorrow for my tomato pie!
by Selena Faye

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7 Comments on Homemade Salsa

  1. Kacey Kester
    on Wed, Jul 21st 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Yum. Your homemade salsa looks delicious. Hope the next pie turns out better for ya.

    • Faye
      on Wed, Jul 21st 2010 @ 4:45 pm

      The one I made last night was so much better, I’ll post pictures tomorrow. Next time I make salsa, i’ll mail you some. Can you mail salsa?

  2. Jacqui
    on Fri, Jul 23rd 2010 @ 10:13 am

    i think i’m gonna need your salsa recipe, sister.

    • Faye
      on Tue, Jul 27th 2010 @ 1:30 pm

      It is my mom’s recipe but I can email it to you if you would like.

  3. kt
    on Tue, Jul 27th 2010 @ 11:39 am

    I can say, your salsa was so wonderful! When are you making it again? You should add more jalepenos to spice it up!!!

    • Faye
      on Tue, Jul 27th 2010 @ 1:29 pm

      I need to make some soon and it will be spicier I promise!

  4. Cindy May's Homemade Salsa Recipe | Porch Swing Media Blog Network
    on Wed, Aug 24th 2011 @ 10:27 am

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