August 13th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Salsa !! Wow !!
I love salsa, but am getting real tired of spending up to $4.50 for those little 1-pint tubs in the grocery store. So, been working on a homemade recipe, and wow ! just today got it ! ,,,,bingo ! Tastes just like the store-bought,,,not too spicy (I have been through a bushel of tomatoes and various peppers, which all turned out to be WAAAAY too hot,,,,so settled on the canned green chilies.) I wrote down exactly what I did, and underlined the ingredients for shopping list. Been working on this for several weeks now.....
I just ate a ton of it,,,,don't need dinner now. Threw in a shredded carrot for some color and more nutrition.....ENJOY !!!
MAKES ABOUT FOUR PINTS..
Salsa (makes about 4 pints)
In Cuisinart, chop 3 very large tomatoes, or
6 roma tomatoes. Don't need to peel, just cut out the stem area.
Place colander over large bowl and drain, saving the
juice to drink….(real good with a little salt added)
Meanwhile, put in the Cuisinart,
½ green pepper
1 stalk celery
6 scallions with some of the green part.
Chop these fine.
Shred one carrot.
Chop some fresh cilantro, making finely chopped about 1/3 cup.
(ok to use the stems,,I do…waste not, want not)
COMBINE ALL OF THE ABOVE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER IN A LARGE BOWL.
In a separate smaller bowl, combine:
1/3 can tomato paste (the small 6-oz. Can) freeze the rest in the
can for your next salsa.
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, mild.
do not drain. (Mexican section)
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar.
Juice of ½ lime.
½ teaspoon crushed garlic (the kind in the jar)
2 teaspoons light olive oil.
2 teaspoons sugar.
1 teaspoon salt.
¼ teaspoon pepper.
¼ teaspoon oregano.
4-5 shakes Tabasco. or more if you want spicier.
Add this mixture to the mixed vegetables and stir all together.
August 13th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Ive been making some homemade salsa lately too but its pretty lame.
I might try yours.
August 14th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Mmmm... I can hardly wait to try this!
My family SO enjoys a great salsa! (Let's see... I'll need about a gallon... )
Thanks for posting! I'm making my grocery list now!
August 14th, 2008, 08:33 AM
Wow - this looks to be just about perfect. Seems to have all the right ingredients that I would be looking for!! Thank you!!!!!
April 10th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Here's my version, though I can only give ingredients and rough amounts...CA style
I make only enough for a few days...
4-5 roma tomatoes
3-4 green onions
a big handful of fresh cilantro
1 clove smashed garlic
3-4 slices of pickled jalapenos, from a jar
Chop above ingredients in food processor, as chunky as you like, pour into a bowl, and season with:
EVVO (enough to taste)
Adjust the seasonings according to taste, and let it sit a few minutes so the juices blend.
Honest...this is really good. My seven sons love it, along with everyone else.
It takes less than 5 minutes to make...
When the boys and their families are around, I triple the amount
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July 9th, 2013, 09:51 AM
I also have a version of home made salsa... this one is delish! the cumin really makes it taste great
6-8 Roma tomatoes diced small
1/2 small red onion also small diced
2-3 cloves garlic minced
pickled jalapeno rings to taste minced (I use 4-5 seeds removed)
parsely or cilantro to taste chopped (I prefer parsely)
juice of half a lemon
salt, pepper and cumin to taste
mix all together and chill for a few hours... stir and enjoy!