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Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindy Garner
Added: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup finely diced onion /I use 1 med onion
1 tbsp. fresh garlic or minced garlic in jar
1 fresh Jalapeņos, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 tsp. sugar (Optional)
1/2 of Green Bell Pepper

Tostitos Chips: Scoops



Directions:
Directions:
In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, jalenpo peppers, sugar, garlic,cilantro, bell pepper salt, and lime juice. Chill for one hour in the refrigerator before serving.

Salsa Shortcuts

Many people hesitate to make salsa because it involves lots of time-consuming chopping. A little chopping is unavoidable, but if you've got a food processor, you can use it to puree half or all of the tomatoes in your recipe (many people prefer to keep some of the tomatoes chunky).


A food processor can also make short work of herbs and garlic; you should toss these ingredients into the processor before you add the tomatoes.
For most other ingredients, it's better to chop them by hand so you have more control over the size and shape of the pieces--and the finished product will look nicer.
Do dice the onion by hand: food processors tend to pulverize the onion, releasing so much juice that the flavor becomes overpowering.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I have doubled this recipe many time for our family get togethers at the farm. "BEWARE" Do not make this around Amanda unless you triple the recipe. She is ruthless and won't share this salsa..

 

 

 

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