Oct 242014
 
Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde with pictures of Roma Tomatoes and Tomatillos.

Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde.

This summer I grew tomatillos and made a great Salsa Verde. At the same time I made some traditional Red Salsa from the Roma tomatoes in the garden. This is a cooked salsa and closely approximates the salsa we are served at our favorite Mexican restaurant. The trick is to peel the Roma tomatoes. I’ve used canned tomatoes and it’s almost as good. In fact you are probably better off with good canned Roma tomatoes than the typical anemic Roma tomatoes that you find in the grocery stores off season.

Oct 242014
 
Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde with pictures of Roma Tomatoes and Tomatillos.

Tomato Salsa and Salsa Verde.

I found some tomatillo plants at the garden center this spring and planted them in the garden, specifically because I had never used tomatillos in cooking and I knew that this would force me to do it. The plants produced prolifically and i perused the web a bit and combined and modified a couple of recipes and came up with what everyone thought was a pretty good Salsa Verde (Green Sauce).  We used it as a dip with chips, but it could be served over chicken or other Mexican recipes.

Dec 152011
 

This is a healthy, south-of-the-border-favorite. Freshly made guacamole is a real treat. The secret is getting ripe Avocados that are not too ripe. Ripe Avocados will be darker colored and will feel slightly soft when squeezed. Over-ripe Avocados will feel mushy.

Basil & Garlic Hummus (Variation 3)

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Dec 152011
 

This is a variation of the basic hummus recipe. We usually serve it with whole wheat pita bread triangles that have been brushed with Olive Oil and toasted in the oven. This is a quick, easy, healthy and delicious recipe.

Red Pepper Hummus (Variation 2)

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Dec 152011
 

This is a variation of the basic hummus recipe. We usually serve it with whole wheat pita bread triangles that have been brushed with Olive Oil and toasted in the oven. This is a quick, easy, healthy and delicious recipe.