September 13, 2013

Garden Fresh Salsa

On the Menu Today~
Garden Fresh Salsa's
Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa and
Salsa Verde

Are You Ready for some Football?
It's that time of year again...
time to cheer on your favorite team and
make your favorite Game Day Recipes.

Last year, I posted a different Game Day Recipe every Sunday morning.
This year, I decided to share a Game Day Recipe on Friday morning.
This way if you choose to make the recipe,
you'll have plenty of time to make the recipe before the game starts.
Giving you plenty of time to enjoy the game~

Score a touchdown by serving this Game Day favorite.
I like to serve Salsa with Green and Gold Tortilla Chips....
Colors of my favorite team~
The Green Bay Packers.

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 red sweet pepper, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Grill tomatoes, jalapenos and red pepper, over medium high heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until skins are blistered and blackened, turning occasionally.
  2. Immediately place in a large bowl or paper bag, cover bowl or seal bag and let stand for 20 minutes. Peel off and discard charred skins. Discard stem and seeds from peppers; cut tomatoes in fourths. Set peppers and tomatoes aside.
  3. Place the cilantro, onion and garlic in a food processor; cover and pulse until blended. Add the chipotle pepper, tomatoes and peppers; cover and pulse until blended. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the chilies, lime juice, oil and salt.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Serve with Chips~

Salsa Verde

  • 8 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, roasted, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add the tomatillos. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain. Place onion, jalapeno peppers, garlic clove, cilantro, lime juice, distilled vinegar, salt and tomatillos in a food processor. Cover and process until blended.
  2. Refrigerate until chilled.

Serve with Chips~

How to Roast Peppers

  • 6 to 8 peppers, (green, red, yellow, orange or hot)
Cooking Directions
  1. Grill peppers over medium-hot heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until skins are blistered and blackened, turning occasionally. Immediately place peppers in a paper bag, seal bag.
  2. Let stand at room temperature in bag for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Remove charred skins; chop or slice peppers and use in your favorite recipes.

* Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers;
the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

* What's a Tomatillo?
A tomatillo is a green, tomato-like fruit covered with a thin,
papery brown husk that is removed before using.
It has a mild lemon-herb flavor.
Look for firm, dry, tomatillos with husks that tightly surround the fruit.
They'll keep in the fridge, stored in a paper bag, for up to 3 weeks.
When ready to use, remove the husk, rinse under cold water and seed, if desired.

SalsaRoasted, Tomato, Peppers, Onion, Tomatillo, Mexican



  1. I'm also a Packers fan-Go Green Bay! and will also DEFINITELY be trying both salsa recipes. Salsa verde is my favorite, especially over eggs, crushed tortilla chips, and a bit of shredded cheese. Great post!

    1. Go Pack Go!! Always happy to have a Packer Backer stop by:) Never thought to put Salsa Verde on eggs....and what a great way to use up those crushed tortillas in the bottom of the bag:) Thanks again for stopping:) Lynn

  2. Man, I'd even root for the Packers if I had that kind of menu. Don't worry, I'm nothing deplorable like a Bears fan, just a Broncos fan. But I do have Aaron Rodgers on my fantasy team!

    1. All fans are welcome here:) The Broncos do have Peyton Manning! Now that would be a great game to watch!!!

  3. Hi Lynn, your salsa recipes look very delightful and refreshing. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Best regards.

    1. Hi Amelia! Thanks for stopping and Happy Cooking~ Lynn

  4. Hi Lynn,
    Love your Game Day recipe concept, it's perfect for our Blog Hop Blitz over on! Thanks for linking up with us, hope you'll be stopping by again this season. Might have to make some salsa and ship it to Jacksonville. My husband is a huge Jaguars fan but man, they stink!

    1. Hi Tiffany! Thanks for stopping and Thanks for hosting a fun party! As my hubby would say, The only thing that will help the Jaguars is some hope and a prayer:) See you next time:)

    2. Lol, Lynn, that's a whole bunch of prayers at this point. Hey, you were chosen as one of our Most Valuable Bloggers from last week's hop! Check it out:

  5. The freshness of your salsa comes through in the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing this kicking salsa with us on foodie friday.


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