Every year I plant what seems like a million tomato plants. My Italian father in-law is a big gardener and he prides himself on his heirloom tomatoes. I'm lucky that he brings me dozens of seedlings at the beginning of the season so I can make all sorts of great things to enjoy all winter.
This is my mother in-laws salsa recipe and its a huge family hit. I hope that it will become a favourite for your family too. You can make this large recipe and can it, or you can use this recipe and shrink it down for a single serving.
5.5 lbs of Heirloom Roma tomatoes - Peeled
2 red onions- chopped
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
1/2 cup vinegar
1 chilli pepper - more or less depending on the spice that you are looking for.
roasted organic corn
I like to use these things in my salsa, that's my families preference. Plus I had them in the garden.
Feel free to get creative with your salsa.
* TIP *
I peel and chop up my tomatoes and let them stand overnight in the colander in a bowl in the fridge, It helps get rid of the water so your salsa isn't too watery.