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Americans who have been to France and come home craving a reminder of their magical European experience, love Vermont cheeses.
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I Love Early Fall…From My Head…To-ma-toes

I can’t quite place where my competitive nature comes from…I come from a family of educators, thespians, and mathematicians – none of which I associate with an attitude of “everything is a competition….and I always win” kind of attitude.  Well, regardless of where it came from, that’s me!

As many gardeners are experiencing…it’s tomato season!  Many of my coworkers are passing extra tomatoes around the office.  One of the engineers said he would make salsa over the weekend.  My interpretation = salsa contest!

My very first attempt at salsa was a rather surprising strawberry rhubarb salsa (get the recipe here!), but I have never made a tomato salsa before.  I have many kitchen-savvy coworkers, so I look forward to the spread of salsas at work.

I found an intriguing recipe for avocado salsa on a website called Cooking Classy.  Think Guacamole meets Pico de Gallo.  YUM!  Not only is it delicious, but it looks amazing, too!

Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

20 oz roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 cup chopped red onion

1 large or two small jalapeño, seeded and chopped (leave seeds if you like heat)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves

3 medium avocados

3 Tbsp olive oil

3 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 clove garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Place red onion in a strainer and rinse under cool water to remove harsh bite.  Drain well.  Put onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, and avocado in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Pour over vegetable mixture.  Toss gently to evenly coat. Serve with chips, Mexican-inspired entrées, or anything else you desire!

Presently enjoying the avocado salsa on some Atlantic Cod with a side of steamed garden carrots and broccoli.  I will be sure to update you all on the winning recipe.  And if it’s not mine, I will be sure to procure it and share accordingly.

Until next time,

Corrie

 

 

Posted: 9-16-2018

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As many gardeners are experiencing...it's tomato season!  Many of my coworkers are passing extra tomatoes around the office.  One of the engineers said he would make salsa over the weekend.  My interpretation = salsa contest!



My very first attempt at salsa was a rather surprising strawberry rhubarb salsa (get the recipe here!), but I have never made a tomato salsa before.  I have many kitchen-savvy coworkers, so I look forward to the spread of salsas at work.

I found an intriguing recipe for avocado salsa on a website called Cooking Classy.  Think Guacamole meets Pico de Gallo.  YUM!  Not only is it delicious, but it looks amazing, too!


Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

20 oz roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup chopped red onion 1 large or two small jalapeño, seeded and chopped (leave seeds if you like heat) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 medium avocados 3 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

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Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

20 oz roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup chopped red onion 1 large or two small jalapeño, seeded and chopped (leave seeds if you like heat) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 medium avocados 3 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

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Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

20 oz roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup chopped red onion 1 large or two small jalapeño, seeded and chopped (leave seeds if you like heat) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 medium avocados 3 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

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2 responses to “I Love Early Fall…From My Head…To-ma-toes”

  1. Kellie Kutkey says:

    I’m going to try this. Terri and I are harvesting the end of her tomatoes (“to-ma-toes” . . . CUTE!!) next week and I can do it then. I think I’ll get some green tomato salsa out of it as well, I’ll send a pic. How do I do that on the blog?
    With much love 🍅❤️🍅

    • Bronwyn says:

      I tied for first place! I’m collecting the other recipes, as we had a VERY tasty salsa spread. There was an impressive variety of flavors and tastes. It was a huge success!

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