Summer Wind Down Salsas

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Summer has begun to wind down as we make our way into fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the flavours of summer! Making your own salsa at home is easier than you think, and it will surely be tastier than store-bought as well. Below are some delicious salsa recipes for you to try making at home with ingredients you’ve sourced from the market.

Fresh Peach Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tomatoes diced
  • 1 bell pepper 4 oz, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and finely diced
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 lbs peaches diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop tomatoes and transfer them to a large bowl.
  2. Finely chop seeded bell pepper and jalapeños. Finely chop onion and transfer all your veggies to the bowl.
  3. Dice the peaches. I liked the slightly larger dice for peaches to give them more of the center stage in this salsa. No need to peel them. You won’t notice the peels and the color is prettier with the peel on. Transfer peaches to your bowl.
  4. Add 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro, 2 Tbsp lime juice, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Add more salt and pepper to taste if desired. Fold everything together until well mixed and enjoy! www.natashasrecipes.com

Easy Homemade Salsa

Ingredients
  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (serrano pepper also works)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
Directions
  1. Finely dice tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic and cilantro. Combine in a large bowl and add lemon juice, lime juice and seasoning.
  2. Alternatively, process all ingredients in a food processor for 30 seconds. blog.fablunch.com

Salsa Verde

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb. tomatillos or green tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 4 serrano chiles
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 12 sprigs cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt + to taste

Instructions

  • Remove the papery husks from the tomatillos and rinse to remove the sticky residue.
  • Quarter the onion.
  • Add all of the ingredients except the cilantro and salt to a large pot and just cover with water.
  • Bring the water and ingredients to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Blend the cooked ingredients and the cilantro with the cooking water until smooth. (About 30 seconds)
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the pot.
  • Pour the blended salsa back into the pot with the hot cooking oil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the salt and adjust if necessary. mexicanfoodjournal.com

On Sunday, September 1 our POP Club kids will be making peach salsa with ingredients sourced from the market. Learn more about the POP Club here and visit us at the market to register.

The POP Club is a farmer’s market-based kids program. Children (ages 5 – 12 years old) will learn about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities all season long.

Each week children will earn a $3 market token to use towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!

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