“the best salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes fresh salsa recipe with tomatillos and tomatoes”

I love how incredibly fresh-tasting this salsa is… between the mango and pineapple, the bite from the red onion and jalapeño, and the pop from lime juice and cilantro, it’s an amazing combination. Not only is it fabulous, but it takes mere minutes to make. If you’re a master with the chef’s knife, you’ll have this thrown together in 10 minutes! We ate this with regular tortilla chips, although my CCC’s cousin served hers with lime-flavored tortilla chips, which were great, as well.
When the oil in the pan is very hot but not yet smoking, place the fish flesh side down and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. As the fish cooks it will turn from translucent to opaque. Turn the fish over and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. When the fish is done it should be golden and firm but still moist.
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This is a chunky salsa, almost like a salad, rather than one pulverized in your blender. If you like a thinner salsa, I’d recommend giving the ingredients a few pulses in your food processor (this will also negate the need to chop beforehand), or taking a scoop out, blending it until thin, and adding it back into the mixture. I thought the chunkiness was great for the tacos because it didn’t make them soggy and added a lot of texture.
Just fantastic! Never having experienced fresh ricotta before, I can see how other reviewers might not have had the same experience. What a difference! Anytime I can get it AND good tomatoes I will be making this for my husband and I, for friends, family, dinner parties…
One of my most cherished gifts is the recipe box I received at my bridal shower over a decade ago. It is filled with hand written recipes that my friends and family thought I may enjoy. There is one from my friend for her mom’s rock candy we made together every Christmas growing up, a few of my husband’s childhood favorites from his side of the family, and a few “date night” meals. I love looking at them and thinking of each person who celebrated our marriage. Many of the recipes I LOVE and have made them dozens of times over the 13 years I have been married.
This was a great late summer meal that took exceptional advantage of tomato season. I wouldn’t bother making it at any other time of the year in Minnesota as it’s the just picked tomatoes and basil that make this such a winner. I used chevre instead of ricotta, and added a dash of balsamic to the salsa.
Thanks for your meaningful comment, WesmanTodd Shaw. Yes, I know what you mean! My fingers are still burning from dicing rocoto (the chile of choice in Peru). I do think the pico is delicious salted, but if you’re trying to cut back on sodium it isn’t absolutely necessary and especially when eaten with salted chips. We also eat it frequently. Thanks for the reminder about serranos! Even the canned variety are flaming hot. So would you put them in the same category with habaneros?
For this fresh salsa, starring both peaches and tomatoes, I add chunks of  fresh tomatoes and peaches to my food processor along with red bell and jalapeno peppers, red onion, cilantro and garlic cloves.  I then toss in some seasonings and pulse everything together until the salsa reaches the consistency and texture that I want.  We love to enjoy this salsa with tortilla chips, or as a condiment for grilled chicken, fish or pork.  I even eat it on salads and tacos…oh so good! It’s sweet and spicy, and I love having a fresh and healthy way to get my kids to eat more fruit and vegetables.
With tastes of the summer this good, you’ll definitely want to find a way to enjoy these flavors longer and longer. This Tomato-Peach Preserves is just what is needed. It is lightly seasoned, with a little minced fresh rosemary and just a touch of freshly ground pepper, but it is the push and pull of the peaches and plum tomatoes that truly bring this recipe together. This salty-sweet preserves pairs perfectly with goat cheese crostini, or try it on top of a grilled flank steak or turkey burgers. This stores well in the refrigerator, so prepare it now and enjoy it for up to three weeks.
Pork chops are great on the grill, and having the perfect barbecue sauce is certainly a matter of Southern pride. This recipe brings the seasonal flavors of the South to the table with a great of smokiness and sweetness that is balanced yet bold. The brown sugar marinade caramelizes beautifully on the pork chops when you grill them, and the peach barbecue sauce with fragrant fresh ginger is a perfect match. Apart from the ginger, the secrets here are the garlic, the peach preserves, and the apple cider vinegar. This combination is the perfect combination of tart and sweet to give that barbecue a great, saucy glaze. Guests will wonder what this sensational sauce is: whether or not you share your new secret recipe is up to you.
Whew, it’s been quite the week. If you hadn’t heard why, you can read about it HERE on Menu Plan Monday. Kels is doing a lot better and was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. We are so happy she’s home. I forgot how much I hate hospitals. I guess, everyone probably does. I am SO grateful for Doctors and nurses, though. The ones that took care of Kelsey were so wonderful, caring and amazing. I am trying to think of a gift to bring them to say Thank You. If you have any good ideas let me know. 🙂 
After trying several kinds of store bought salsa, from the pasty kind to the “fresh” chunky pico de gallo, Tina still found something to be desired. So, I decided to try to put together the salsa her tastes buds were clamoring for. Unless you use a food processor, salsa (in this case, a chunky Mexican style salsa cruda) requires quite a bit of slicing. It’s a good thing I find cutting to be stress relieving after a long day at work.

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  • Grilled peaches served atop a bed of arugula make for a great summertime salad.  This recipe adds in more unexpected flavors. Gorgonzola cheese is a creamy, rich, and salty addition that gets grilled into the center of every peach. Toasted pecans bring in nutty goodness and a welcome crunch when they are sprinkled on top of the peach-and-gorgonzola combination, but everything is brought together when sweet honey is drizzled on top. Finally, to add that little spice, fresh, chopped chives are sprinkled over it all, giving this Summer Grilled Peach Salad tastes that are sweet, smoky, toasty, and spicy in each mouthwatering bite.
    Combine diced pineapple, mango, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Squeeze in lime juice and add salt and sugar if needed. Stir to combine. Serve within an hour with tortilla chips or on top of chicken or fish.
    So lovely! Now, the salsa is actually better if you refrigerate it for a bit, so give your kids the bag of tortilla chips and tell them to keep them from you for at least two hours, no matter how hard you beg.
    I experimented with salsa recipes for years and finally figured it out about 10 years ago. Here’s what I like: 2 nice tomatoes, one medium yellow or red onion, 1 – 2 jalapenos, 2 – 3 scallions (green onions – use all white and green parts), 6 or so stems of cilantro – chopped, 0.5 – 1 tsp sugar, 0.5 tsp salt, juice of a lime, 1 tsp – 1 tbsp cumin, and 6 – 8 ounces of tomato juice. It’s really excellent and the cumin and tomato juice were the ingredients that really take it over the top. Try it, you’ll see. Everyone that’s ever tasted it over the years has loved it. I know the juice sounds strange, but it’s good. DO NOT COOK. If you must have garlic, sprinkle a little bit of garlic powder on it, but it’s better with no garlic. Let it stand for an hour or so before eating.

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