The Creation of Salsa

In the beginning, there was a box of organic cherry tomatoes from the grocery store.

The first sign.

The next day there came to be a bag of sweet baby heirlooms from the Co-op.

The second sign.

That very night, a large box of garden fresh heirlooms were gifted to us from my aunt.

Three signs and you’re out?

Nope. The salsa gods are just calling you.

And your dog is watching you. To make sure you listen.

If you are smart, you will.

Good choice.

Pineapple Lime Chipotle SalsaΒ (medium)

  • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 16 oz pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1 jalepeno (seeded, unless you like really spicy salsa)
  • 7 g fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (reduce or leave out for mild)
  • 1 T. tequila lime seasoning
  • 3 T. chia seeds

Stem and roughly chop the tomatoes, onion, and jalepeno. Add all ingredients except chia seeds to a blender and (on low) pulse until all mixed up, but not pureed. Pour into a large bowl, adjust seasonings to taste, and stir in chia seeds (these help thicken up the salsa a bit). Put in the fridge for a little to allow the seeds to gel and flavors to meld before serving or storing. Keep covered in the fridge.

 

Normally I’m not a spicy kinda girl, but this salsa is so sweet from the garden tomatoes and pineapple, that the extra kick of chipotle was very complementing.

It’s, how you say,Β Muy Delicioso!!

(I think…I took French:) )

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