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Old 04-15-2007, 10:17 AM
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Salsa Recipe?

I need a good tried and true recipe for salsa. I would like to be able to make it in my food processor. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:04 PM
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Salsa
1 16 oz. can of tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
1 4 oz. can green chili peppers, rinsed, seeded and chopped
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:11 PM
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1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

In mixing bowl thoroughly combine tomatoes, chili peppers, and onion; stir in vinegar, sugar, and salt. Let mixture stand at least 30 minutes at room temperature. Store in refrigerator. Serve as a relish. Makes about 1 cup.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:06 PM
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Some recipes called for seeded tomatoes but I like the seeds in mine. I also see cilantro added in many recipes.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:27 AM
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Salsa Cruda (Fresh Tomato Sauce)

4 medium tomatoes (1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup olive oil or cooking oil
2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped canned green chili peppers
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tespoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon coriander seed, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

To peel tomatoes, dip them in boiling water for 30 seconds; plunge into cold water. Slip skins off; chop tomatoes. Combine chopped tomatoes with onion, celery, green bell pepper, olive or cooking oil, green chili peppers, vinegar, mustard seed, salt, and pepper. Cover; refrigerate several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. Serve as a relish. Makes about 3 cups.

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Old 04-28-2007, 06:40 AM
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Salsa de Chile Verde (Green Chili Sauce)

1 medium tomato, peeled and cut up
1 4-ounce can green chili peppers, rinsed and seeded
1 small onion, cut up
1 clove of garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons snipped cilantro or parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

In blender container combine tomato, chili peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro or parsley, oil, salt andpepper. Cover and blend till nearly smooth. Pour into small saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Makes 1 cup.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:56 AM
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Guacamole (Avocado Sauce)

2 medium avocados, seeded, peeled, and cut up
1/2 small onion, cut up
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In blender container place avocados, onion, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper; cover and blend till well combined. Use as a dip for chips or as a sauce to serve with main dishes. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.


Guacamole con Chiles
(Avocado Sauce with Chilies)

2 large avocados, seeded, peeled, and cut up
1 small tomato, peeled and cut up
1/2 small onion, cut up
2 or 3 canned green chili peppers, rinsed and seeded
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt

In a blender container place avocados, tomato, onion, chili peppers, lemon juice, and salt; cover and blend till well combined. Use as a dip for chips or as a sauce to serve with tacos. Makes about 2 cups.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:27 AM
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Yum, Yum!

Corn and Tomato Salsa
1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 small ears) or frozen, thawed
1 large tomato, seeded, chopped
2/3 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ to 1 jalapeño chili, seeded, minced
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, chopped
Fresh cilantro sprigsMix all ingredients together in a large bowl, cover and chill before serving.


Tomato Black Bean Salsa Recipe
Guest Author - Jennifer Murray

Making homemade salsa is easy with this black bean and tomato based recipe. It’s also healthy for you – black beans are naturally low fat, high in protein and fiber, and full of antioxidant flavonoids. Low calorie, high taste tomatoes are also a good source of antioxidants like Vitamins A and C. What are you waiting for? You can be enjoying a delicious homemade salsa in minutes.

Ingredients
3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed
3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground coriander

Directions
1. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Serving Suggestions
This makes a great thick salsa dip for tortilla chips, pita bites, etc.
Pour some salsa over scrambled eggs for breakfast with a kick.
Add salsa to chicken or beef Mexican dishes to enhance flavor and decrease dryness.


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Old 05-06-2007, 06:10 AM
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Thanks kizkat! Summer is coming and my family loves salsa so wow those recipes and the others are going to be fabulous.
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