Edible Monterey Bay

WINTER SALSA

Courtesy of Jordan Champagne, proprietor, Happy Girl Kitchen Café in Pacific Grove

recipe-winter-salsa1 pint preserved tomatoes
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped finely
¼ cup yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeño pepper
1 tablespoon roasted chipotle pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced

Drain juice from preserved tomatoes and reserve juice to enjoy later as a beverage or in a dressing or sauce. If tomatoes were preserved with the skins on, slip them off, if desired. Chop tomatoes in a food processor on pulse until they are just puréed into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. The flavor of the preserved tomatoes really shines in this salsa and will warm up your meal. Enjoy within four days.

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