Deep-flavored heirloom tomatoes come in pink, purple, green, gold, yellow, and every shade of red---just the thing for a kicky, colorful salsa. Add some shredded Organic Prairie Beef Jerky for low-fat smokiness, if you like, then layer it in a taco shell with “threads” of string cheese and shredded lettuce to make a substantial snack or light lunch.
The recipe yields about 4 cups of salsa.
Dice the tomatoes. Use scissors to cut the jerky into pieces (if using), then place them in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until jerky is shredded. Gently combine tomatoes and shredded jerky with remaining salsa ingredients.
Pull threads of cheese off each string cheese stick (not too thin).
Layer shredded lettuce, cheese threads, and salsa in taco shells.
Serving Suggestions: You can also serve the salsa as a dip for tortilla chips, a topping for toasted bread slices, a filling for omelets, or a sauce for grilled fish. (If there's any left, you can even eat it by the spoonful).
Copyright by Terese Allen