Cultured Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

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 I am a big fan of cultured foods, especially easy ones like carrot sticks or this cultured salsa. Before I really settled down to researching recipes and creating different fermented/cultured foods; I use to drink fermented coconut water daily while I was pregnant. I new the benefits and I wanted the good bacteria. I am in the midst of writing all the reasons cultured food is so beneficial for you and I cant wait to share how these foods can help you heal certain ailments or how they can become a favourite new beauty regime.

This is an easy, beautiful cultured salsa, or bruschetta. I simply make a jar of it and let it sit on my counter for 12 hours. When you pop open the jar you can hear a faint fizzing which could quite possibly remind you of opening a yogurt and some of it popping out at you. Same thing, living enzymes, beneficial bacteria … all there to support your gut, along with holding many more benefits.

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Gorgeous organic heirloom tomatoes are often seasonal and can be found in most health food stores who carry produce.

 

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I had a light dinner tonight with left over pastured chicken and spinach sausage with eggs, micro greens and my homemade cultured salsa for the top. My little girl also enjoyed this, although I scrambled the micro greens and salsa into the eggs.

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Enjoy,

ღTina

Cultured Heirloom Tomato Salsa
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 20 or so plum/grape organic heirloom tomatoes
  2. 1 organic ripe red vine tomato
  3. 1/4 organic red pepper
  4. 1 organic shallot
  5. 1-3 organic garlic cloves grated or pressed (depending on how much you love garlic)
  6. handful chopped organic parsley
  7. 1 tbsp. mixed salt-free organic vegetable seasoning (optional)
  8. pinch cumin
  9. 1 tbsp. cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1/2 tbsp. aged balsamic
  11. 1 tsp. unrefined sea/kelp/Himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Cut each tomato in half and lightly press out excess liquid and chop finely into pieces and add to a bowl. Chop red pepper and shallots into small pieces and add to the bowl along with the grated garlic, chopped parsley, seasoning, cumin, olive oil, balsamic and salt.
  2. Combine and add this fresh salsa to a jar (makes approx. 2 cups) and seal with a lid.
  3. Leave the jar in a dark area or cupboard for 12 hours or more (up to 24hrs) and enjoy with chips, on eggs, crackers or any other food you'd enjoy a salsa with.
  4. Put the jar of salsa into the fridge to stay fresh.
Notes
  1. Will last for approximately 2-3 weeks.
  2. This salsa will liquefy a little more after culturing and become smoother leaving the texture more like conventional salsas.
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