AuthorMike EgrieCategory, DifficultyIntermediate
Spicy California Fig and Tomato Salsa
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 mins
 10 oz grape tomatoes
 ¼ cup chopped white onion
 1 serrano chile, chopped (use only ½ for less heat)
 ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
 2 fresh figs of your choice, stems removed and finely chopped
 ¼ fine sea salt
1

Combine the grape tomatoes, onion, serrano chile, cilantro, and lime juice in a blender. Pulse and blend to produce a chunky-salsa like texture. If the salsa does not blend, add a little water to start the process.

2

Transfer the puree to a bowl. Stir in the finely chopped figs and the salt. Serve.

Varieties of Figs:

Brown Turkey Figs – The fruit is medium to large in size, and sports a reddish-brown skin tinted with a deep purple hue. The meat of the fruit is a deep pinkish-red.

Green Mission Figs – Green figs are generally larger and plumper than black figs. When ripe, the figs will be pale lime green.

Black Mission Figs – Are very rich in color and known for their deep purple color which turns black as they are dried.

How to Select Figs:
Select figs that are clean and dry, with smooth, unbroken skin. The fruit should be soft and yielding to the touch, but not mushy.

How to Store Figs:
Keep figs in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Use within two days.

Nutrients Found in Figs:
Fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, good source of dietary fiber and potassium.

Ingredients

 10 oz grape tomatoes
 ¼ cup chopped white onion
 1 serrano chile, chopped (use only ½ for less heat)
 ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
 2 fresh figs of your choice, stems removed and finely chopped
 ¼ fine sea salt

Directions

1

Combine the grape tomatoes, onion, serrano chile, cilantro, and lime juice in a blender. Pulse and blend to produce a chunky-salsa like texture. If the salsa does not blend, add a little water to start the process.

2

Transfer the puree to a bowl. Stir in the finely chopped figs and the salt. Serve.

Spicy California Fig and Tomato Salsa
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