Monday, October 22, 2012

Freeze Dried Salsa

I really love to make fresh salsa, or if I don’t have fresh tomatoes I used canned tomatoes to make fresh salsa even in winter.   If I’m feeling extravagant I purchase fresh salsa from the local grocery store.  My local grocery store makes fresh salsa that is amazing.  I love it.  

Recently when a friend of mine, told me about the awesome salsa that she had made from freeze dried tomato dices, I was skeptical.   To put it bluntly I didn’t believe her. 

A couple of days ago I was asked to bring a dish to a presentation about food storage that was
·        Super easy to make
·        Highlighted freeze dried vegetables.
·        Was made from shelf stable ingredients 
·        Could make in advance and transport safely.

I immediately thought of this salsa recipe and after trying it I found that my friend was right freeze dried tomatoes do make an amazing salsa.

Freeze Dried Salsa

    3 c freeze dried diced tomatoes
    1⁄2 c freeze dried green chili peppers
    1⁄2 c freeze dried sweet corn
    1⁄4 c freeze dried chopped onions
    1⁄4 c freeze dried red bell peppers
    1⁄2 t cumin
    2 1⁄4 c warm water
    1 T Cholula hot sauce (more if you like hot salsa)
    1 1⁄4 T lime juice
    1⁄4 t salt
    1⁄4 c cilantro (optional, I never have so I usually leave out)

Mix all ingredients together and stir well for 30 seconds.  Refrigerator for 2-3 hours before serving.