Recipe: Organic California Transplant The-Real-Deal Salsa

W14 1 SALSA 300dpi_2When our favorite organic salsa was bought by another company, who then ruined a great salsa, we tried hard to find another.  No dice.  So many companies use lemon juice (not a bad substitute for lime) or worse, vinegar, and it tastes off.

But hey, I’m a California gurl!  I decided to make our own.  And I froze half of it because I remember my mom freezing half of hers (or I think she did, so we will experiment and post a comment later.)

This is amazing on eggs, over refried beans (canned or homemade), over any meat, over fish, over eggs, heaped into a burrito of whatever before it is rolled, and . . .  I can’t think of anything salsa is not good on except desserts — and I am sure they are out there.

BTW, did I tell you I am not a tomato fan?  This is the game changer.  LOVE salsa.


w14 organic salsa transplant 4 copyWash tomatoes and limes.  Peel the onions.
Pop the unpeeled Elephant Garlic whole into a baking bowl, and bake at 375 for 25 minutes while you do everything else.

Puree, then place in large bowl:

  • 4 fresh organic Roma tomatoes
  • juice of two limes

Whole Ingredients, Finely Chopped, added to large bowl:

  • 4-5 fresh organic Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 head elephant garlic (I prefer mine baked then cooled before chopping)*
  • 1 finely chopped red onion
  • 1-3 T Pepper Pesto (how hot do you want it?)
  • 1 cup finely chopped parsley**
  • 1 t cumin (or more if you love it), salt and pepper to taste

Everything goes into a big bowl, and is mixed thoroughly.  It is good same day but better then next — the tastes mix all up!

This makes enough for a family of salsa eaters, or to hand over to your neighbor across the hall or over the fence.

* 2-4 cloves garlic can be put into the processor in place of Elephant garlic, which is milder.
**I have used finely chopped carrot tops, no stems, for a fresh earthy, slightly sweet taste of carrot

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Always organic or non-GMO, humanely raised.  It matters!

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