With fresh ingredients available from the garden and a food processor, it is easy to whip up a batch of fresh salsa. This is my simple go to recipe:
1 1/2 pounds Paste Tomatoes
1 Anaheim Chili Pepper
1-2 Jalapeño Chili Peppers
1 med Onion
1 clove Garlic
1/4 cup Cilantro
1 teaspoon Lime Juice
1/8 teaspoon Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1/8 teaspoon Chili Powder
1. Blanch and skin tomatoes.
2. Wear gloves and remove seeds and membrane from Anaheim Pepper. Keep Jalapeño seeds if you want a hot salsa.
3. Give vegetables a rough chop, add all ingredients to food processor, and pulse until the consistency you like.
4. Test seasoning with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
5. Refrigerate for a least an hour to allow the flavors to blend.
6. Serve with tortilla chips.
7. Store extra in refrigerator.Makes about 3 cups.
- 1½ pounds Paste Tomatoes
- 1 Anaheim Chili Pepper
- 1-2 Jalapeño Chili Peppers
- 1 med Onion
- 1 clove Garlic
- ¼ cup Cilantro
- 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
- ⅛ teaspoon Sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon Chili Powder
Blanch and skin tomatoes.
Wear gloves and remove seeds and membrane from Anaheim Pepper. Keep Jalapeño seeds if you want a hot salsa.
Give vegetables a rough chop, add all ingredients to food processor, and pulse until the consistency you like.
Test seasoning with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
Refrigerate for a least an hour to allow the flavors to blend.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Store extra in refrigerator. Makes about 3 cups.
I usually fill one-pint jar and a small bowl and refrigerate. This will last for a while in the fridge although I have to say it doesn’t last very long in our house. But it is easy to make another fresh batch as needed.
Note: This is not a recipe that can be canned safely. I use Ball’s Zesty Salsa recipe when preserving a large batch of salsa.
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