I’m not much of a salsa verde person. And I can’t tell the difference between a good or bad salsa verde (I’m more of a tomato-base salsa kinda gal). Since it’s made from scratch, I’m just going to assume it’s good. The only reason I made it is for a stew dish (recipe to come soon) and for snacking while I was cooking. Initially I thought the salsa was just OK. But it tasted better as it ages.
I made this dish for Nelson and Kimi a couple of weeks ago when they came over for dinner. Nelson is on a diet with minimum carbs or no carbs. Since I have to have a little carb, I made this dish to please everyone’s dietary needs. At the end of the night, there was absolutely no leftover —it’s that tasty. So tasty that I made it again last night. It’s best served with warm crusty bread. I love it when the sauce gets absorbed by the bread and gives it all that flavor. Instead of using canned diced tomatoes in this stew, I thought roasted mini heirloom tomatoes would give it a bit more elegance and flavor. Enjoy!
I used heirloom tomatoes for this dish well, because I have it and I didn’t want to let the tomatoes sit on the counter any longer than they have to. I’m not a fan of overly soft tomatoes. I know roma/plum tomatoes are usually used for this dish but heirloom is just as good, if not —better (in my opinion) and prettier.
Kimi came over for dinner last night. And to make things easy for myself in the kitchen, I made a pot of soup and sandwiches as our meal. I saw some nicely ripe heirloom tomatoes at the market so I decided to make roasted heirloom tomato soup and turkey cheese sandwich with fig chutney. The sandwich was a nice dunker for my soup.