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Homegrown Salsa

The tomato plants we have in the garden are abundant with fruits! All through the summer we have been making relish, soups and pasta sauces, salsas and salads. We have even gifted them to our neighbours and friends. As summer draws to a close, I felt the urge to really make the most of the remaining tomatoes and make something that doesn't require too much cooking/stewing. I just want to showcase the sweetness of these treats along with the freshness of our own cucumbers and coriander.


Ingredients:

8-10 beautifully ripe, homegrown tomatoes (I used a variety of cherry and medium sized)

2 small cucumbers (our ones are Lebanese and are around 10-12cm in length)

1/2 green pepper

1 small white onion

a decent handful of coriander (stems, leaves, all of it)

2 tsp white vinegar

juice of half a lemon

salt and pepper


Method:

Wash the tomatoes and the cucumber well. Pat dry.

Cut the tomatoes in half and chop into 3's or 4's, depending on the size. Basically, we want a little morsel. Place into a mixing bowl.

Spilt the cucumber in half lengthways and finely dice.

Peel and very finely dice the onion and green pepper.

Roughly chop the coriander and add this and everything else into the bowl with the tomatoes.

Add the vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir well and leave to sit for 20 minutes. This will cause it to marinate in its own juices and it will be delicious.


I served it with nachos, refried beans, mince that I had cooked down with some leftover pork belly and some fresh yoghurt. It was a feast!



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