looking for someone to tell me how to make fresh salsa

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  1. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    hey all I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make fresh salsa to can. T have the tomatoes and peppers but can't seem to find anyone who makes it. I would like it to be a med or mild hotness.
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Well, I don't have a recipe, but you need the right tomatos, usually a Roma type or it could be really watery, onion, ( I like red onion ) Cilantro, salt, garlic, lime juice, and any other seasonings you may like. That's a start. I'm sure someone will chime in here. It's the peppers that will make it hot, so choose the right ones.
  3. riderbecky

    riderbecky Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Ottawa Valley
    I don't make salsa but I get all my non-family traditional recipes from "All Recipes"

    www.allrecipes.com its a great resource I keep in my favourites. Just type in what your looking for in the "search" area. Enjoy! [​IMG]
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Roast some tomatoes on the grill, along with some jalapeƱos just until the skin is mostly black and easy to peel off.

    I would add things like garlic, salt, onion, and some cilantro if you like. And lots of lime. I would start out with a small quantity and go from there. I would chop it all in a food processor, since it may turn out runny in a blender.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I was just talking to my sister about trying to make salsa yesterday. I want to give it a try. [​IMG]
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I canned tomatillo salsa last year and it was a HUGE hit at parties.

    Try google for tomatillo salsa recipes.
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I love using roma tomatoes in my salsa. You can make a basic salsa:
    petite diced tomatoes
    petite diced peppers ( I usually use red, yellow, green and jalapeno (sp)peppers and sometimes the juice.
    cilantro...now if you don't care for cilantro then use flat leafed parsley
    red onion
    lime juice
    louisianna hot sauce

    I try to keep a jar/bowl of this in the fridge 24/7
    You can play with it and add/subtract anything you want..from corn to beans to fruit.
    In the winter I use CANNED petite diced tomatoes. Drain and rinse in cold water and they really do taste like fresh and no chopping ha ha
  9. denahli

    denahli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    8 large tomaters (lol tomatoes), chopped. If they are too watery you can drain 1/2 the fluid or use a couple of meatier roma style 'maters.

    1 tbl sea salt

    1/2 tbl adobo seasoning (in the mexican food section)

    Juice of 1 lime

    1 red onion finely chopped

    10-15 sprigs of cilantro chopped

    1 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

    1 large red or yellow pepper

    1 tsp garlic powder OR chopped roasted garlic-depends on how much time you have :)

    1 tsp onion powder

    chopped 'cherry bomb' hot peppers if you like the heat!
    *remember with hot peppers the longer it sets the more heat that builds!

    I taugth my hubby to make this and now he wont eat premade jar salsa.

    A vidalia chop wizard cuts down the prep time considerably. if you like to make homemade salsa it is a must have tool. it makes perfect little square chopped bits! just slice and place in chopper. You can get them at about any kitchen supply, linens n' things, christmas tree shops or carol wright gifts

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I make mine like Ozark Hen minus the hot sauce. My heat comes from
    whatever hot peppers I use.

    Any tomato can be used but the Romas work great because they don't
    contain as much water. If your salsa is too watery you can strain it.

    Lime is ESSENTIAL.

    The cilantro must be fresh.

    Experiment with different recipes and ingredients. Making salsa is so
    much fun and nothing tastes better than fresh salsa using garden vegies.

    Where is the drooling smiley???

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