Salsa

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Garden fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, green pepper, jalapeño pepper, cilantro or parsley, salt & pepper all chopped up to make a salsa that you can serve with tortilla chips.

It is the end of our garden season so I thought I would whip up a batch of the salsa that I use to can about 50 pints of to last the winter season.

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Ingredients

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Using a knife, cut the vegetables into small pieces.

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Place them into a food processor and chop.

I like this hand turn chopper because I can

control how small the vegetables get chopped.

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Add the chopped vegetables to a saucepan

and add the rest of the ingredients.

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Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring  frequently.

Turn to a simmer and simmer until the vegetables

are cooked the way you like them.

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This is the way we like it, but you don’t have to cook this at

all if you don’t want to, just chop everything, stir and serve.

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Place salsa into the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Salsa

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Ingredients

  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, skin removed
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, with or without seeds
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro or parsley (or 1 Tbsp. dried)
  • 1/2 large green pepper, seeds removed
  • 8 Italian tomatoes (or 6 medium regular tomatoes)

Directions

  1. Using a knife cut the vegetables into smaller pieces.
  2. Place them into a food processor and chop to what ever size you like.
  3. Pour them into a sausepan and add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer and simmer until the vegetables are cooked to your liking.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.

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68 Comments »

    • Thank you! It’s funny because there is very little I don’t like but guacamole and green peppers are two of them…lol I put green peppere in this but with the jalapeno’s being hot I can’t taste them. This is the ONLY thing I will make with green pepper.

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  1. Your salsa looks so good. Great way to use up some garden veggies. I have one of those hand crank food processors too. When I first really started cooking I wanted a food processor and my Dad wanted to get me one but they were so expensive. He found one of those at a local store and bought it for me. Even though when I got older and I could get an electric food processor, I still kept that one. I use it occasionally, but I keep it more for sentimental reasons.

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    • Awww how sweet! This is the only chopper I use mine for. It took me an entire garden season to come up with this recipe. Then I finally figured out this would be the perfect chopper so I bought one. I have melted a few handles from using it for so long at one time. It would get so hot and the handle would just snap off. I just run out and buy another one! Lol Thank you Christy!

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    • Thank you Cheryl, I like it with cilantro the best but all I had was my homegrown parsley in the garden so I used that instead. I use to make so much of this salsa and then can it, in my younger days. Lol If things ever slow down around here I may can it again some day.

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  2. What a difference the freshness makes! In NEPA, the end-of-garden project was “chili sauce” (though it contained no chilis!). I never made it, but I often think about doing so. Maybe next year. No relationship at all to the store-bought stuff. FYI, I made your snickerdoodles again on the weekend, Diane, and they were the hit of the neighborhood!

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  3. A salsa omelette with swiss cheese with some good sausage links or patties is a breakfast that lasts all day. Put in fresh, homemade salsa and you have something great.

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      • Well, I’ll tell you that my grandparents made what they called “chow chow” – they made separately red tomato chow chow and green tomato chow chow. It tasted a lot like chunky salsa. So my mom grew up eating that and loved it. We used to buy it from Honey Baked Ham – it was even called “chow chow” and she would put it on a fried egg, or even just on toast. I put her a case of it one year as she loved it so much. It does give eggs, which are kind of plain unless in an omelet, a little zing.

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