Tuesday, September 20, 2011
When life gives you green tomatoes...
I will admit, I had low hopes for our tomato crops this year. The fact that any of them grew at all was a pleasant surprise. The fact that most of them thrived and gave lots of fruit was astounding.
That fruit, however, is still green on the vine and with the warmer days now fading behind us I know the chance of them ripening soon is slim.
So tonight I picked three of the ripest ones, as well as a small but pungent bunch of cilantro and one tiny jalapeño pepper. Chopped it all coarsely, added some salt, lemon juice and olive oil and voila! A very delicious and super-fresh green tomato salsa.
Nothing goes to waste around here!