Get the most out of your garden-fresh veggies with this Homemade Garden Roasted Salsa!
When it comes to seasonal vegetables, vine-ripened, fresh tomatoes are about as delicious as they come. For this roasted salsa, we used fresh ripe tomatoes and fiery habaneros, straight from our vegetable garden. Homemade salsa is such a great way to enjoy seasonal tomatoes and peppers.
Roasting the vegetables first adds a smokey flavor that works perfectly with the acidy from the tomatoes, as well as the heat from the chilies.
If roasting isn’t your thing or you simply don’t have time, you can skip it and follow the recipe to make it fresh salsa that’s just as tasty.
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Health Benefits of Tomatoes:
Tomatoes have been studied in great detail for their relation to cancer protection due to their antioxidant content. Specific antioxidants in tomatoes protect the bones, liver, kidneys and bloodstream. These antioxidants may also work to reduce the damage done to fat in cell membranes or within the bloodstream (a.k.a. lipid peroxidation). Consumption of tomatoes provides overall cardiovascular support and decreases the risk of heart disease. It can also lower cholesterol and support bone health. Surprisingly enough the nutritional content (mainly lycopene content) actually increases and becomes more available when cooking!
Nutrient Breakdown of Tomatoes:
*Per 1 small tomato, 100g
- Vitamin A | 17% DV
- Vitamin C | 21% DV
- Vitamin K | 10% DV
- Vitamin E | 3% DV
- Potassium | 7% DV
- Manganese | 6% DV
- B Vitamins | folate, B6, niacin, B5
- Antioxidants | flavanones, flavonols, carotenoids including lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene.