I love this little garden. It is in an empty lot on the main street of a town nearby. A hardware store and tavern is one one side; a gourmet restaurant on the other. Someone from the restaurant takes such good care to grow fresh greens, herbs, and vegetables. It's fun to peer through the chain-link fence to view the garden inside. It's not often that one is rewarded with such an interesting view on a town's main street! Here's a recipe that I'm sharing today. The recipe reminds me of this garden. Thus the name:
This is a great recipe to make when your kitchen garden is at its peak. Fresh, delicious, and healthy, this salsa is great on nachos, mixed with beans, or served over rice. I use a Vidalia Chop Wizard for simple and swift chopping (it's well worth the reasonable price; Goggle it on Amazon.com). I love how 'fresh' this salsa is.
- 4 large tomatoes, diced
- 1 Walla Walla Sweet onion, diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (without stems)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh
- 1 tomatillo, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
Mix all ingredients together, stirring gently. Season with salt to taste. Use immediately or place in covered and seal container and chill. The flavors meld wonderfully and the flavors are enhanced with chilling overnight.