Thursday, July 17, 2014


Ok, here's post #2 using all those fresh tomatoes you having growing.  It is such an easy recipe and I can easily eat the entire making.  You can serve this on toasted french bread or my personal favorite, garlic pita chips.  Yummo!!!  I can sit and dip the entire bag of chips all at one sitting!  Hence my expanding waistline!

4-5 large tomatoes diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 TSP olive oil
1/4 TSP kosher salt
1/4 TSP black pepper

Combine all together.  You can serve immediately but I like to let mine sit in the fridge for a few hours and lets all those flavors sink in!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Homemade Salsa

I love summer!  Our garden is in full bloom and we are in tomato overload!  I'm not complaining because I could seriously eat tomatoes every day.  My next few posts will be recipes that you can use with all those fresh tomatoes that may be taking over your home.  My first tomato post will be homemade salsa.  I mean who doesn't love a good salsa!  Yummm!

6-7 large tomatoes chopped
2 tsp dried cilantro or 1/4 cup fresh minced cilantro
3 jalapeno peppers (less if you don't like heat)
1 onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2-3 tsp lime juice
1 TBS white vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
1 TBS sugar
1 TSP olive oil

Combine tomatoes, onion and garlic in food processor till consistency you desire.  Then add the rest of the ingredients.  You can drain some of the excess liquid off of if you like yours a little more chunky and not runny.