I’m swamped by tomatoes!! I had to pick my garden’s bounty of tomatoes because of the impending frost, and when I peeked in to check on them a week or so later, I discovered they had all ripened at the same time. I needed a plan to do something about it!
I’ve already frozen some tomatoes (washed, frozen whole), made up some pasta sauce, and have tinkered around with my usual salsa recipe to use up the last of the tomatoes… I love salsa, and am so glad that tortilla chips are allowed on the FODMAP diet.
Of course, the big problem with purchased salsa is that it contains a lot of garlic and onions, both of which are high on the FODMAP list. I left out the garlic (I could use garlic flavoured oil, but I didn’t want to add oil to this recipe(, and just used the green tops of onions. to get that satisfying crunch, I made sure I added lots of diced red and green pepper. If someone didn’t know this was a ‘special’ recipe, they wouldn’t be able to figure I out form the taste!
Gutsy Broad’s FODMAP Free Salsa
This is makes just a small amount, and easy to double or triple if you need to make more. The dicing and draining take a little while, but it’s a fairly fast and easy recipe. If you like your salsa crunchier, add more red or green pepper. The amount of cilantro can be easily adjusted to taste as well.
- 4-5 tomatoes (finely diced)
- 1/2 red pepper (finely diced)
- 1/2 green pepper (finely diced)
- 2-3 stalks green onion (diced)
- handful cilantro (diced)
- Salt and pepper
- lime juice
Combine all ingredients and let sit for a half hour or so. There will be lots of liquid at the bottom of the mixture, use a sieve to drain off. (I retain the drained juices and will use them in another recipe).
I find this salsa tastes better the next day, after the flavours have blended a bit. This salsa keeps well in the refrigerator, so is a great make-ahead dish for a party or the big game.
Served with tortilla chips, this is a terrific and nutritious snack that even The Husband and The Son enjoy! The Son currently doesn’t like spicy foods, but it would be easy to add pepper or pepper flakes to up the zing factor.