Fresh produce from the garden. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? SALSA!!
But first a little tomato trivia:
The U.S. Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1883 which levied a 10% duty on imported vegetables to protect American growers from foreign competition.
This same year they declared the tomato a vegetable, so it could be included in the tariff, and from that time on the fruit was converted to a vegetable.
Read More About Growing Tomatoes In Your Garden To Make Your Own Garden Fresh Salsa
Tomato At Its Best, When Cooked
Tomatoes are at their peak, and now is the time to roast or cook and can them.
Roasting or cooking tomatoes make them better for you, as the lycopeneis higher after being cooked.
Read More Here About Why We Cook
Lycopene is an antioxidant that is great for keeping the heart healthy and on beat.
Harvard Medical School says that one slice of raw tomato contains approximately 515 micrograms of lycopene.
While 2 tablespoons of tomato paste contains 13,800 micrograms of lycopene.
Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Salsa
5 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 Serrano chilies, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
Remove seeds from tomatoes and chilies.
In a medium bowl, mix onion, chilies, and tomatoes with lemon juice until well incorporated.
Fill two mason jars and store in refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Enjoy with tortilla chips or any Mexican meal.
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