Nothing beats a good fermented salsa! Adding a short fermentation process to your salsa adds a zing to your recipe that brings your normal salsa up to a whole new level. This fermented salsa recipe is one you’ll definitely love. Once you ferment your salsa, it’s hard to go back!
I used an airlock in making this recipe but you could use whatever method you feel most comfortable with. Since you won’t be able to submerge all the ingredients (since there isn’t a brine separate from the salsa ingredients, it’s best to use an airlock, or for large batches, a fermenting crock with a water moat at the top
The salsa came out perfectly tangy and tasty. It’s so simple to ferment using an airlock. Here’s a link for some airlocks which I like which fit on mason jars.
Honestly, this was some of the best salsa I’ve ever eaten.
You can use this simple fermentation process with almost any salsa you make so feel free to get as creative as you like. As always, trust your own senses when it comes to ferments.
I also waited until I was almost done eating it and then packed the jar again with more tomatoes, peppers, onions, some cilantro, and got it started again, using some of the active culture to quickly inoculate the next batch. Yum!
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- 1 pint golden cherry tomatoes
- 5 green onions
- 1/4cup cilantro
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 small green pepper (or several small padrone peppers), cut into small chunks
- Small amount of other pepper for additional heat if desired (jalapeno or other)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 Tablespoon salt
- Rinse and gently clean the ingredients
- Prepare the ingredients - cut the cherry tomatoes in half; cut the green onions into small discs; remove cilantro stems and cut leaves if desired; juice the limes; cut green pepper or padrone peppers into small chunks; dice the garlic cloves
- Combine ingredients - Combine all ingredients and place them into a mason jar – I used a 1 1/2 pint size jar but it will look like this if you try to fit it into a 1 pint size jar.
- Attach Airlock- Attach an airlock to the top. There are many available, but I enjoy using this one (different than the one pictured below)
- Wait impatiently - Wait 3-5 days and enjoy. You’ll notice a nice tang to the salsa when it’s ready.
- Attach lid and refrigerate
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18.98Total Fat: 0.16gSaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 186.91mgCarbohydrates: 4.85gFiber: 1.42gSugar: 1.89gProtein: 0.81g