Today I'm starting with the salsa because it seemed to be everyone's favorite. I got tomatillos, basil, and approximately 9 million tomatoes in my CSA bag this week so this seemed like an obvious choice.
Here are some of the tomatoes I used.
Tomatillo and Tomato Salsa
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound tomatillos (remove husks and rinse under warm water)
4 large tomatoes
1 large onion
1 jalapeno chili (I used canned)
1/4 cup cilantro
Juice of one lime
Salt to taste
Finely chop the tomatillos, tomatoes, and onion. Combine in a bowl with the other ingredients. Place 1/2 the mixture in a processor and blend until smooth. Combine the blended salsa with the chopped salsa and stir. Refrigerate at least one hour to blend flavors.
Kayleigh: I thought this tasted OK but the tomatoes didn't taste the same as they do in the store salsa.
Mom (Dana): I thought this recipe made a lot but we only have a small container left. It is really fresh tasting (for obvious reasons). Don't worry - there's new zucchini and summer squash recipes to come as well!