Homemade Salsa.

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  1. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    http://www.themodernhomestead.com/blog/index.php?blogId=1

    A blog entry about some fresh salsa we made. It was so superior to store bought stuff.

    Here is our recipe. Great way to get rid of some of those really RIPE tomatoes from the Garden.

    Here is our recipe:

    5 lbs of tomatoes
    2 Cups Fresh Cilantro
    5 - 10 Full Size Jalepeno Peppers (depending on desired heat)
    2 Hungarian Sweet Peppers
    3 Cloves of Garlic
    2 tsp. Garlic Powder
    2 tsp. Salt
    2 - 4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
    3 Green Onions

    What to do:
    Par-boil the tomatoes to skin them (about 30 seconds) then dice them. (leave seeds etc in them). Finely chop all ingredients, mix in each one at a time. Season with the salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper to taste. Let sit in the fridge to chill for about 3 hours (if you can wait that long) and the heat will increase during this time. Makes about 7 - 8 pints of Salsa. We canned 5 pints in a water bath for 35 minutes.

    What is your favorite homemade fresh salsa recipe?
     
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    pcwerk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like a good recipe. Would contribute one if I had one...all
    I have is an abundance to tomatoes and a taste for Mexican food.
    Will forward this to DW and hope she will find the time ;-)
    james
     

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    Is it really 2 cups of cilantro? That's the most I've ever seen called for in a recipe (especially for only 5 pounds of tomatoes!).
     
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    You forgot the habaneros!
     
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    I got a deal on a couple dozen apricots, so I took half and made a salsa. Added some diced red onion, an inch of ginger root, orange juice concentrate, little cider vinegar, and some minced jalpeno's. Pulsed it through the blender. yummy

    I made the same recipe before using cranberrys instead of the apricots. It was great.
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Boy, I'd love to, but my hubby would probably freak out if I told him we needed to stop at the house of some dude I met on the internet!

    I have some spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove right now and I'll be canning it soon...I guess that will have to satisfy me for a bit!

    I forgot to ask...did you grow your own cilantro?
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    LOL, well of course he would be invited, we try to avoid things that don't look appropriate! LOL.

    Not our own cillantro this year, hopefully next year!
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    I'll ask my hubby about it...we're going to Medina in September for a family picnic...maybe we could stop by then!
     
  9. Jenn

    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All raw.

    5 lbs of tomatoes
    2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
    2-10 Full Size Jalepeno Peppers (depending on desired heat)
    10 Green Onions
    Juice of 3 limes

    adjust to taste- a lot of people think it needs salt not me!
    I puree jalap small in food proc, rough chop toms and onions for fancy or just liquefy for our personal use. Or if too lazy to wash food proc fine chop pepeprs then rough chop rest.

    For luscious guac version mix 1:1 above and avacados by volume also in food prc- ugly brown color but OH delicious, fancy it up by hand blending chunkier salsa with more avacado mash or with coarse chop toms if pureed salsa.
     
  10. mammabooh

    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Jenn...that looks like the recipe I usually use, only I use one large red onion instead of the green onions. We LOVE it! Oh, yeah...and LOTS of garlic!!!!!