Green tomato salsa - Thermomix via www.clairekcreations.com

I know, two posts in one day and the day after The Big One Year Old Birthday Party. Yes I’m a bit pooped but it was such a wonderful day. I will share lots more about it later in the week along with some monkey-themed recipes.

Let’s talk about this morning’s garden post for a minute. Did you notice my ridiculous over-supply of tomatoes? Seems great – in a few weeks we will have more tomatoes than we can think about right? That would be right except it seems that just when I think the tomatoes are going well, some pest will come and devour them pretty much over night.

Green tomato salsa via www.clairekcreations.com

I found the answer though – using them green. Now I’m not sure that when this recipe called for ‘green tomatoes’ it meant un-ripe ones or an actual green variety but I took it as the first option. Instead of my usual pick-the-bread-recipe for this month’s Secret Recipe Club I spiced things up (pun intended) and chose green tomato salsa.

Green tomato salsa via www.clairekcreations.com

I was assigned to Cheese with Noodles written by Anna from Alaska. Anna has some seriously good-looking recipes on her blog and I did have a hard time choosing until this one jumped out at me. I adapted the recipe for the Thermomix.

It was kind of by accident because I was using it to chop up the ingredients then figured I could use it for the whole thing. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Thermomix I’ve included instructions for doing it the old-fashioned way on the stove.

Green tomato salsa via www.clairekcreations.com

The results is a zingy, slightly spicy (feel free to add extra jalapeños if you want it hot) salsa perfect for fajitas, burritos or your favourite Mexican dish. It also makes a pretty good edible gift too. The recipe below makes 3 cups but can easily be doubled using the same timings. Enjoy!

What about you? What’s your favourite Mexican dish?

Green tomato salsa via www.clairekcreations.com

Green tomato salsa
 
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: Thermomix
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 500g (1lb) green tomatoes
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 small capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 slices of jarred jalapeños
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
Instructions
  1. Quarter the tomatoes place in the bowl of the Thermomix.
  2. Chop for 2-3 seconds speed 5. (alternatively dice the tomatoes by hand)
  3. Remove and set aside.
  4. Peel and quarter the onion then add it to the Thermomix with the peeled garlic clove.
  5. Chop 4-5 seconds speed 5. (alternatively dice the onion and mince the garlic)
  6. Return the tomatoes to the bowl and add the water.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes at 100C speed 1 (alternatively, bring the tomato, onion, garlic and water to the boil in a medium saucepan then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until soft).
  8. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix for 3 seconds speed 5 with the MC in. (alternatively leave to cool a little then process in a blender for a few seconds)
  9. Pour into sterilised jars.