I like the idea about dishes made completely from items from my garden. I have dreams of a variety of things, but the main thing is salsa. The hero and I love salsa and spicy food in general. Thus the ghost pepper plant. In fact, the main reason I wanted to start gardening was to grow my own salsa. I wanted tomatoes, green onions, hot peppers, and cilantro. And that’s where my garden started. It has since grown (pun intended) to include many more types of plants.
Anyways, I made my first completely homegrown salsa today. I couldn’t quite wait for the red tomatoes that I normally use, so I decided to try it with green tomatoes. I’ve never done anything with green tomatoes, I don’t even think I’ve ever even eaten fried green tomatoes So I wasn’t totally sure how it would turn out, but they are surprisingly tasty.
So I picked three green tomatoes, two sprigs of cilantro, one big onion green, and one still green cayenne pepper (I also added one I had picked a few days ago).
To make the salsa I basically chopped everything up and mixed it together. Easy, delicious, and healthy.
We ate it on Melba toast and it tasted very fresh. The minion even had some with the hot peppers removed. She seemed to like it, but it was a little hard for her to pick up. The green tomatoes didn’t have as much liquid as the red tomatoes that I’m used to, so the salsa was lacking that a bit. My dad suggested pureeing a bit of the green tomato to add the liquid. Give it a try, and let us know how your green tomato salsa turns out.