There are currently so many fresh vegetables in my house from the garden and farmers’ market purchases. So I decided to use them! First I made a three bean salad with white beans, green beans, red kidney beans and red onion. The only thing that came from the grocery store were the red kidney beans. I added some raspberry vinegar, salt & pepper, and a little sugar. It looks, smells, and tastes delicious.
I also made some salsa. I’ve been waiting all summer for our tomatoes to turn red because I’ve been wanting to make salsa with the jalapenos we grew. I used both red and yellow tomatoes, a jalapeno, a red onion, some lime juice and cilantro. The only things store bought in the salsa are the lime juice and cilantro. I did have some cilantro growing but it died in our extreme heat earlier in the summer (and maybe a little lack of watering, whoops). The salsa tastes really fresh and is on the spicy side. I didn’t take the seeds out of the jalapeno since I like things spicy and it is definitely on the spicy side.