Friday, May 20, 2011

Sundried Tomato Salsa


The sun dried tomatoes, fresh yellow or red tomatoes, and plump dark raisins give this salsa a rich sweet, yet tangy flavor. This salsa is easy, exceptionally delicious, and can be made with either fresh summer basil or fresh cilantro.

It Goes well with my Frozen Kiwi Mojitos  or a nice glass of Spanish red wine and a basket of gluten free chips. It is low in fat and a good source of lycopene and other healthy antioxidants.

Ingredients :
8 sun dried tomatoes , soaked about 2 hours and drained
1/4 cup organic raisins, soaked about 2 hours and drained
2 medium pretty yellow tomatoes ( or any fresh tomato), chopped , salted a little, and drained over a colander for 20 minutes ( This is important or it will be too watery)
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro ( or more if you love it)
3/4 cup fresh basil if you prefer it instead of the fresh cilantro
a few shakes of red pepper flakes ( optional)
1 Tablespoon olive oil

This recipe calls for soaking the sundried tomatoes and raisins for 2 hours ( you can do an hour) Once soaked and drained, this recipe is so fast and easy. Soaking is no work at all and the sun dried tomatoes and raisins become beautifully plump, tender ,and more digestible.

Soak raisins and sun dried tomatoes separately for about 2 hours ( or less if in a hurry)

                       
Put drained sun dried tomatoes, drained raisins and fresh cilantro into a mini food processor. Pulse a few times until chopped well.
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Add fresh yellow tomatoes, ( or red) lime juice and red pepper flakes and pulse to salsa consistency. Season with salt and pepper if desired. ( I didn't add salt and it was delicious without seasoning)/

                              
                           

             I also use this sundried tomato salsa as a topping for my mini stuffed peppers appetiser

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18 comments:

  1. Hmm.. Your recipes look SO yummy. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with food! :)
    Thank you also so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
    PS: I'm your newest follower! I would love it if you linked up to my {nifty thrifty things} linky party tomorrow! :)

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  2. Great idea to use sun dried tomatoes. I would never have thought to make a salsa with it. I bet it would be great as a condiment on a nice steak!

    Kristi

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  3. Mother Rimmy,
    I agree. it is a good condiment on lots of things and even a good topping on spaghetti! I topped my stuffed mini peppers with it too.

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  4. This looks absolutely yummy, you have whole bunch of goodies in here...in bwtn thanks for visiting..

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  5. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

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  6. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

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  7. YUM!! this look like such a delicious recipe! I'll be sure to try it soon! :)

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  8. I'm GF as well. Saw you over at Eating in Winnipeg's party...looks great!

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  9. This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

    If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

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  10. wow I loved the appetizer you made and now this! Another winner~

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  11. Hi! I just thought I would let you know that I featured this recipe this week for my Savory Sunday Picks of the Week! The post is up now on my blog :)

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  12. Looks divine, I can't wait to try the recipe. Thank you for sharing and also your vist to the Motivation Station!

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  13. yum! I love learning new recipes! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  14. wow, love your sun dried tomato salsa!!! i'm all about healthy eating too :). thanks for the foodbuzz comment! :D

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  15. A salsa I will try for sure! I am sure it is delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wow this does look tasty, I love that you use raisins to cut through the sour a little. I bet this is good. I have some sun-dried tomatoes, I will have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing with Grain-Free Tuesdays!

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  17. This looks so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing with grain-free tuesdays!

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