Italian Salsa

Monday, February 19, 2018
Italian style salsa is a favorite in our home. Being I am a huge fan of salsa but not with onion in it, this is my version of a garlic salsa.  You can add anything you like to your dipping salsa vegetable wise keeping it chunky.

Fresh garden vegetables  to make an Italian Salsa

Fresh garden vegetables  to make an Italian Salsa

I just love fresh herbs that enhances this salsa. It's bursting with freshness from the garden. We are so lucky to have fresh produce in abundance all year long in Florida. This is just the perfect appetizer salsa to spread on top of tortilla, garlic bread, crackers and pita bread points toasted. You can also use fresh sliced vegetables instead of crackers for a low carb treat! Let's get this recipe started for our Italian salsa!

The tomatoes are straight from the garden, basil, parsley grown outside on the front porch and peppers and garlic from the side of the road stands we have all over the state in Florida.

Fresh garden vegetables  to make an Italian Salsa

Dad use to have an awesome garden, everything was fresh and had a taste I have never been able to find through the years here in Florida.
But lucky for us we have an abundance that does grow all year long to be able to eat this great appetizer or snack.

fresh garden vegetables to make a dip or spread on bread

fresh basil from the garden to make fresh garden vegetables to make a dip or spread on bread

Italian Style Salsa

1 Italian peppers, Red bell or 1 Green pepper cleaned and cut into pieces
2 Large Vine Ripe Tomatoes chopped into small pieces
2 Plum tomatoes
2 cloves of Fresh Garlic Minced
2 tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar  
Dash of Salt and Pepper
Dash of Cayenne Pepper
1 Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped fine
a handful of fresh parsley
Optional: add to the salsa 3 tablespoons of olive oil if not using garlic bread
Place everything in a food processor and pulse until you reach your desired consistency, I like to keep it medium in small pieces. We like ours chunky.
Pour into a container and season to your taste if you need more salt, pepper or heat from the cayenne.

 Allow at least two hours in refrigerated until serving. To enhance even more flavor add some really good grade olive oil before serving around 2 tablespoons stir and enjoy! 
Serve with garlic bread or crackers or sesame bread sticks. You can also use fresh veggies like cucumbers.

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  1. I love how simple and clean this dish is, and undoubtedly the flavors come together in a perfect way! And garlic ... ahh how I love garlic!

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  3. I love the look of this dish. I'm a big fan of garlic. I add it to almost anything I make.

  4. I love the colors of this salsa and how big and chunky you left everything.

  5. great dish, I love it. Simple and delicious is the way to go...:)

  6. wow, it looks so fresh, I love any kind of salsa, can't wait to try this one, especially with garlic chips, I love garlic!

  7. Nice salsa. Yes to living in Florida and having the availability for fresh produce this time of the year. I've got about 50 basil seedling on my porch now.


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