Cooking With Tammy: Stevie’s Salsa

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A friend’s husband made this recently for a family dinner, and more than once he has been told that it is some of the best salsa ever. The secret is to make it from fresh ingredients, and in this case, almost all of them came from his own garden. You can make it spicy or mild, depending on your taste, and remember, it’s best if you can let it blend in the fridge overnight. It is even better with whole grain chips, because there are more “layers” of flavor. Enjoy!

4 large tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced, (optional), and for this time around, he chose not to include garlic
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste
1 tomatillo, diced (optional)
1 pepper of your choice—you can use poblano for a smokey flavor, chipotle, jalapeño, or, if you like it hot, habanero.
Combine all ingredients and store well-covered in a glass or ceramic bowl, preferably overnight.
By: Tammy Wilkinson, owner of Arabella’s Cakes and Catering

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