For this summers garden I choose a varirety of tomatos in hopes to make some delicious salsa in the fall but much to my surprise I didn’t get very many red ones. So here I was with 5 gallons of large yellow tomatos and about 5 gallons of this cool looking green striped tomato. The Green Zebra tomato is of the heirloom family and actually tastes remarkably like a Beefsteak tomato.
Strange huh, I thought so too but given that I did’t have red tomatos and the fact that I really wanted to can some salsa I did the next best thing. I invented a new salsa, who says salsa has to be red? Not in my house. So here it is, I am curious to know if you like it. This recipe yeilded about 12 pints.
Green Zebra Salsa
- Yellow and Green Zebra tomatos. Enough to fill two large cookie sheets
- 4 head of garlic peeled; use Russian Garlic if you can find it and if you do only use 3 head and possibly fewer peppers as this garlic has a bit of heat to it.(Russian Garlic is redish)
- 2 Pasilla Peppers
- 2 Jalepeno or Serano; deppending on the heat you prefer
- 2 large red onions
- 1 large sweet onion
- 2 bushels of Cilantro
- The juice of 4 limes
- 1 TBS Ancho Pepper
- 2 TBS Kosher Salt
- Wash and dry all vegitables.
- Turn oven to 350 degrees
- Quarter the onions
- Core the tomatos
- Place tomatos, onions and peppers on two cookie sheets. Roast them in the oven for about 45 minutes.
- While the tomatos and peppers are roasting in the oven I juice the limes and peel the garlic.
- Once all vegetables are roasted let the peppers cool and remove the seeds.
Next is to combine all the the ingredients in a food process and mix. Given that my food processor is half gallon size I have to do this in batches. Normally the way I do it is to combine all the garlic, cilantro, lime, Ancho Pepper and Salt in to one batch (often times I do this while everything is roasting). The next few batches consist of the tomatos, onions and peppers. Each batch is added into a large bowl where I ensure all the ingredients are mixed. The final product is a greenish yellow salsa that is fantastic on my things and very good with chips.