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Shine's Kitchen Winner - World's Best Salsa!
Congrats to Jessica, this week's winner of a $50 gift card for Community Natural Foods! Here's her recipe:
This salsa is such an absolute crowd pleaser and has the amazing bonus of being a fermented food, thereby containing beneficial bacteria for your body's good health. :)
Makes 1 quart
Use fresh ingredients
4 medium tomatoes, diced (can be peeled and seeded as well if you're feeling ambitious)
2 small onions, finely chopped
3/4 cup chopped chile peppers, hot or mild
8 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon sea salt
4 tablespoons whey (liquid form), (or an additional tbsp salt if whey is unavailable)
1/4 cup filtered water
Mix all ingredients and place in a quart-sized, wide-mouth mason jar. Press down lightly and add more water if necessary to cover the vegetables. The top of the vegetables should be at least 1 inch below the top of the jar. Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 2 days before transferring to cold storage (or the fridge). You may want to use a slotted spoon to dish up because there is a fair amount of liquid in the jar which is necessary for fermentation. This will keep for many months in the fridge or other cold storage (under 4 degrees celcius). This salsa is so worth the extra wait time to allow it to ferment - the process creates a whole new flavor - delish! For those who are ambitious, instructions for making whey at home can be found online - it's super easy. :)
This recipe is from the cookbook Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
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