Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fresh Salsa!!

Fresh Salsa is super easy to make. No need to can it unless you have a bunch that you can't eat right away. 

The basic stuff of salsa is: Tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime or lemon juice, cilantro & salt. If you start with these you can't mess up. Cilantro has a strong, distinctive flavor that some people don't care for. If you don't, use some cumin or chilli powder.

Here is how I usually make salsa
In a food processor chop all your veggies & herbs. 
Keep pouring it all together into a bowl as you work. 

Stir it well and taste it on a chip. Eat about three big bites before you decide to add anything. 
As it sits in the fridge the flavors will blend and it might get a little more spicy. 
Eat it with chips, add it to guacamole, put it on salad...YUM!
  • Tomatoes, Roma are best. Squeezing out the juice and seeds to eliminate liquid
  • Hot peppers of your choice. Removing some of the seeds will cool it down. Wear gloves when handling the hot peppers! Unless you want your kids to see you crying and holding your hands in ice water the rest of the day.
  • Bell or other sweet peppers
  • Onion/green onion
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin, and/or little chili powder
  • Fresh oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary (if you want)
  • Salt ( sea salt preferred)
  • Vinegar
  • Lime or Lemon juice
This post is about uncooked fresh salsa.The link to canning salsa is here: Tar Tar's Salsa

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