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Organic Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salsa!

September 26th, 2012 at Wed, 26th, 2012 at 10:09 am by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
 The other night I was standing in my kitchen, 
looking at the most beautiful Organic Tomatoes and Peppers from my CSA
I knew what I had to do ... 
salsa time!

 I love making my variations of my homemade salsa.  
I say variations because I seem to do it a little differently each time I make it,
depending on my mood and the season. 
There was a little nip in the air so it made me want to heat things up a bit by roasting my ingredients with hot and sweet peppers.
I usually like it real hot! 

I sauteed some purple onions in a pan with olive oil to let them get just slightly brown along the edges.
When the onions were done I turned the heat off, 
added my half sliced tomatoes, cut side down.  
The pan was still hot so the tomatoes had a chance to absorb the olive oil and onion flavors while slightly cooking in the pan.  I put a lid on the pan for about 1 minute to add a quick burst of heat
 and then set the pan aside to cool.

In the meantime, I chopped my Organic Peppers into slices and roasted them in my 
T-Fal ActiFry for 5 minutes.
I let them cool, them added them to my mini food processor with 
6-12 sliced jalapeños to coarsely chop.

Once the ingredients in the pan were cooled I added 1/4 cup to 
my mini food processor for a quick chop chop.
I removed the coarsely chopped salsa and placed it in a bowl.
I added more ingredients and made it a little thinner, pulsed to a thick puree. 
I continued this process until all the ingredients were chopped and added it to the bowl.

I added a few more ingredients - 
 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped garlic
1 teaspoon of Smoked Sea Salt
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried Aji Limo - heat level 8

Mix well and serve room temperature or chilled. 
We didn't want to wait so we dove right in! 

If you can wait, it is always better to allow for a little bit of time for the flavors to meld. 
1 hour should be good.  
Overnight is always better so I secretly put some in a container
and into the refrigerator for the next morning to have with my eggs!

Muy Bueno! 

I hope there are more Organic Peppers and Tomatoes in this week's CSA from Persephone Farm!


Salud!
Lisa 


Learning to live Gluten Free is a challenge. Gathering with like minded people while exchanging ideas, life experiences and gluten free food is more interesting! So I created, Gluten Free Foodies, to support people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerant and other Food Sensitive people by gathering at events and celebrating the foods that we can eat! Do you have a Gluten Free question you want the answer to? Feel free to send me an email at glutenfreefoodies@gmail.com Original blog - GlutenFreeFoodies.co After all, didn't Erma Bombeck once say ... "I am not a glutton, I am an explorer of food."

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