Everybody loves salsa. Whether it's hot, mild, or somewhere in between, salsa is a versatile dish that's always a hit at parties, snack time, and the dinner table. It transforms all sorts of foods - plain corn chips, cooked vegetables, eggs and all sorts of proprieties - from bland into something you crave. If you've grown tired of store bought salsas and are looking to make your own, this easy recipe is sure to satisfy not only your desire to cook, but your taste buds as well! The best and only true way to make salsa from scratch is to grow the ingredients yourself!
The salsas you buy in stores often contain vegetables and herbs that are exposed to herbicides and pesticides. The long term effects of consuming such foods are unknown, but some studies suggest that they could be harmful to human health and the environment.
Instead of risking the health of yourself and the ecosystem, grow your own salsa vegetables!
The Salsa Garden Heirloom Vegetable Seed Kit comes with everything you need to grow your salsa ingredients for a salsa that is truly from scratch, including Roma Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Rutgers Tomatoes, Yellow Spanish Onions, White Spanish Onions, Anaheim Chile Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, California Bell Peppers, Verde Tomatillos, and Cilantro. None of these seeds are hybridized. This means you cannot only grow these crops in a variety of climate zones, but you can also collect and plant the seeds again and again, for future crops and many salsas to come. These seeds also come specially sealed to ensure quality, and the plants can be replanted and harvested over and over again.
Here is an easy salsa recipe that you can make with the vegetables from the Salsa Garden Heirloom Vegetable Seed Kit. Whip some up and enjoy!
- 3 large diced tomatoes
- 1/4 minced yellow or white onion
- 1 seeded and minced jalapeno (use two if you are making an extra spicy salsa)
- 1/2 Anaheim Chile Pepper
- 2 tbsp minced cilantro
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 diced bell pepper
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp organic sugar
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Place in fridge and marinate for four hours or longer, depending on the kind of flavor you want the salsa to have. The salsa serves 6 to 8 people and will keep in the fridge for about a week. To adjust spiciness, add in jalapeno seeds or even another jalapeno if you like your salsa really hot.