Thursday, September 28, 2017

green tomato salsa verde

I love my backyard but there are two "problems" if you want to grow anything.  The first is the deer.  Our yard is the home to many deer who absolutely love our property.  They love the lichen that drops from our 100 foot tall, 100 year old beautiful oak trees that block the sun which is the other problem.  I love the deer and the trees but it's hard to grow anything edible or beautiful.  My very determined husband secured a garden area but those oak trees don't let a lot of sun in.  Thanks to his persistence and creativity we ended up with a lot of tomatoes very late in the season but many never turned red.  He asked if I could make some salsa verde so here it is!  My kids absolute loved it.  My husband will get to try it when he gets home.

green tomato salsa verde (adapted from
3 pounds green tomatoes, cores removed and quartered
2 large onions, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 jalapenos
1/2 cup cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon salt or to taste
6 cups water

Place tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapenos into a big pot.  Add cilantro, cumin and salt; pour in water.  Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the tomatoes are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables into a blender in batches.  Puree until smooth.

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