Spring is in the air! And this Lacto-Fermented Salsa recipe will surely get you in the mood for fresh flavors and warm get-togethers. This recipe is one of my favorites, as it requires very little prep work and it’s packed with a probiotic-kick to keep your gut healthy. Put on top of your favorite Mexican and Spanish dishes, add to scrambled eggs, dip veggies or chips into it – whatever any other salsa can do, this salsa can do better.
Did I mention you can whip this together quickly, ferment it (find out what that means here), and then store in the fridge or freezer for 3 to 4 months? Plus, you only need a few ingredients and I promise you won’t be chopping until your wrists hurt. Let’s make some delicious fermented salsa!
Lacto-Fermented Rustic Salsa
Food Processor (here’s what I use)
Large Glass Bowl
Mason Jars or Ferment Jars
6 medium organic tomatoes, halved
1 large organic onion, peeled and halved
4 organic sweet bell peppers; stem, pith, and seeds removed
4 organic cloves of organic garlic, peeled
1 (to 2) small organic jalapenos (depending on how hot you like it), stem and seeds removed (optional)
2 teaspoons sea salt (where to buy sea salt)
4 tablespoons liquid whey or Veggie Starter Culture (where to buy starters)
filtered water, if needed (see what water purifiers I recommend)
1. Get your food processor ready with the regular blade attachment. Process the tomatoes first, blending until the juices release and the tomato chunks are at your desired size (I love small bits, but you can always go bigger). Transfer to the glass bowl.
2. Repeat the same process as with the tomatoes with the onion, bell peppers, garlic, and jalapenos. Transfer all ingredients to the glass bowl, add the sea salt and liquid whey. Mix well until everything is evenly distributed.
3. Distribute the prepped salsa equally between two one-quart mason jars. Be sure that the salsa is covered with the salsa liquid by at least 1 inch, if it is not and there is not enough liquid, add filtered water as needed. Allow to ferment on the counter for 2 to 3 days and then transfer to your refrigerator. Now your lacto-fermented salsa is ready to eat. Enjoy!
Need an Easy Guide to Get Started Fermenting Foods?
I’ve created a nifty, print-friendly, easy-to-follow collection of 7 naturally probiotic recipes your kids (and you!) will love.
Where to Buy Fermentation Airlocks & Vessels
If you want to find wide mouth jars with airlocks already installed for fermentation, fermentation airlock lids you can use to top your own wide mouth mason jars, and fermentation crocks, check out the listings here.