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Homemade Salsa

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Some say salsa is the basis of good Mexican-style cooking. Well, sure it is! We dip into salsa, top with it...we even cook with it! See? Basics are important. You've gotta give this Homemade Salsa a shot.

What You'll Need

  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 a medium-sized green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, stems and seeds removed, finely chopped

What to Do

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Cover and chill at least 1 hour to allow flavors to "marry" before serving.

Makes about 4 cups salsa.


You can make this as mild or hot as you want. For a hotter salsa, add 1 or 2 more chopped jalapeño peppers.

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I made the salsa with fresh vegetables from my garden. I added corn, red onion and cilantro. I dropped the bell pepper and added a few more jalapenos. Im happy to say I rated it a four and the family couldn't get enough.

I also agree with no cilantro. I always ask if they use cilantro when I go to a Mexican restaurant and I leave if they use cilantro.

if you don't want it real hot you add a little pepper a a time and try tell you get the heat you want

I,ve been looking for a good salsa recipe. I tried one that I had and I didn't like it. I thought I might have done something wrong, so I tried it again and followed the recipe to a tee, I still didn't like it. What I discovered was, it was the cilantro I didn't like. I've heard that you either love it or you hate it. Guess i'm one of the ones that hate it. So i'll give this one a try and see how it goes.

I read something once that said 40 percent of people have something genetic that makes cilantro taste odd to them. I'm one of those people too.

I really don't like cilantro either! My husband loves it, so I use it occasionally for him. It just tastes nasty!!

Nursebette is on the right track using fresh stuff. Roma tomato are fine; however, there are others which are quite good also. And, as DebKam says: needs cilantro which I agree also with. There are other peppers which add more zip. Regarding the onion, I like the Texas 1015 or any of the sweet ones.

I make my salsa with all fresh stuff. I use fresh tomatoes (Romas are the best) onions of choice (red or white or yellow or spring green) cilantro- to taste fresh garlic = all ingred. are to taste fresh jalapenos lime or lemon juice to taste salt and pepper to taste I found Concord salsa mix and put a pkg of it in it (you can find it at any grocery store) I chop as much as I need of each,adjust to how many people you are having . Enjoy it is the best salsa I have ever had ....

Needs cilantro.


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