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Salsa

Salsa

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 45

Cook Time : 5

Total Time : 50

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 3lbs tomatoes , home-grown,if available

  • 4cloves garlic , minced

  • 2large jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) canchopped mild green chilies, drained

  • 1small vidalia onion, finely chopped

  • 1⁄3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh spicy globe basil

  • 1⁄8 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2tablespoons honey

  • 1 ripe avocado (optional)

Directions

  • 01

    Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.

  • 02

    Add tomatoes and scald for 2 minutes.

  • 03

    Drain.

  • 04

    Submerse immediately in a bowl of cold water and ice and let sit for a few minutes.

  • 05

    Remove skins and discard.

  • 06

    Remove stem core and discard.

  • 07

    Cut tomatoes in small chunks and discard seeds and juice.

  • 08

    In a large pot, add all ingredients.

  • 09

    Bring mixture to a boil.

  • 10

    Over medium-high heat, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • 11

    Strain off any excess liquid.

  • 12

    If desired, puree half the batch to make a smooth salsa.

  • 13

    If desired, add 8 tablespoons of chunky salsa to a ripe avocado to make guacamole.

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