Organic Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salsa!

 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 Limoheat 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!

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