It didn’t even make a dent!!!

27 Oct

Remember these?IMG_3918 and these?

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Well, I decided to take these garden delights and create a salsa recipe!  I used all of my remaining onions, some of my red tomatoes and just a smidge of those hundreds (seriously…) of green tomatoes.

And End of Summer Salsa was born!

End of Summer Salsa

To begin with, grab 15 – 20 medium sized tomatoes of varying degrees of ripeness (for the colour and different flavours).

IMG_4034 All cored – I love how the colour inside the tomato can be quite different from the colour on the outside of the tomato…

IMG_4037 All chopped up and I’d say it was about 8 cups all chopped.

IMG_4041 Aren’t these gorgeous colours?

IMG_4042 Approximately 3-3.5 cups of green peppers and 1.5-2 cups of red peppers

IMG_4035 These remaining green peppers weren’t needed, but these 2 red peppers from the grocery store were.

IMG_4043 All chopped up,

IMG_4045 Once again, gorgeous colours!

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Next up, the onions!

IMG_4036 Aren’t they pretty with the skins and dirt removed :)

IMG_4047 This was approximately 1 1/2 cups

IMG_4048 1/2 cup of white vinegar

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1/4 cup of Apple cider vinegar

IMG_4051 2 Tbsp of concentrated lime juice

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Yup, from the bottle

IMG_4053 1 28 fl oz/796 mL can of Ground Plum Tomatoes

IMG_4055 1 Tbsp of salt

IMG_4056 Two Tbsp of sugar

IMG_4057 Yes, good old fashioned white cane sugar.

IMG_4060 Two tsp of minced garlic (approximately 4 cloves)

IMG_4063 Also 1 tsp of dried oregano…looks like I missed the pic though.

Stir everything up!

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Bring to a boil and keep it boiling for 20 minutes, to reduce the amount of liquid (and keep the flavour!).

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Check out that steam – I’d say it’s boiling quite well…

IMG_4067 Then put it down to your lowest setting and simmer for another 40 minutes

IMG_4070 Notice the difference in the consistency?

IMG_4071 And now the finished product!

IMG_4074 IMG_4076 This makes approximately 3 litres of deliciousness :)

IMG_4077 Look at those beautiful chunks and colours!

IMG_4079 Notice the second jar wasn’t full?

Well, can’t make salsa without having some to sample :)

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Hope you enjoy it as much as I am will!

End of Summer Salsa

  • 15-20 medium sized tomatoes of varying degrees of ripeness, cored and chopped
  • 3-3.5 cups of chopped green peppers
  • 1.5-2 cups of chopped red peppers
  • 1.5 cups of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp concentrated (bottled) lime juice
  • 28 fl oz/796 mL can of ground plum tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Combine all ingredients.  Bring to a boil and keep boiling for 20 minutes.  Simmer on low for 40 minutes.  Be sure to stir often throughout the entire process.  That’s it!

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One Response to “It didn’t even make a dent!!!”

  1. beyondbennett October 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    I’m loving these daily posts!! Fabulous!!

    (And the salsa looks so great — nobody does salsa like you and Todd. Now, where are the garlic pickles???)

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