I am sure when you see this recipe you will be like, “gross!” But I have to say, this is the best salsa. We can not stop eating it!! Double bonus is, this salsa is super easy, will last six months in your fridge, and you are getting all kinds of healthy bugs into your tummy! And if your husband is not big on fermented veggies at this point; this is a good way to get them into him and have him like it! The tomatoes have been cheap at the health food store. So I have been making a batch a week. Hopefully we will have some left for this winter. We like our salsa with a little kick but not too much. So add jalapenos to your own taste. And in case you are wondering why I am so hyped up on fermented foods and why in the world would I want to eat them, I will tell you!! With out a healthy gut you have no immune system. They say, “Health starts in the gut”. This is so true. So for a healthy gut we need to feed it good things like lacto fermentation that helps our tummy break down food that we eat. This helps guard against allergies and intolerances. We try to eat at least 1 serving of fermented foods a day. Enough said about buggies and tummies lets make salsa!
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup cabbage, chopped (optional)
1/2 jalapeno, chopped
4 TB lemon or lime juice
1/2 tsp oregano
2 TB salt
Mix all together put in a quart jar screw lid loosely and leave on counter top for 24 hours, taste if you want it stronger you can leave for up to 48 hours. Screw lid tight and refrigerate, will last up to six months. We prefer the taste at about 24 hours. When left longer the taste gets stronger pretty fast. And as my 3 year old would say it is “sporty”!!
Enjoy with chips or as a sauce! I doubt it will last six months in your fridge!