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How to Make Authentic Mexican Salsa

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This salsa recipe will make your next large gathering a hit and leave people wanting more. Whether throwing a party or simply making some salsa for your own enjoyment, this recipe combines the perfect blend of spices and herbs for a wonderful eating experience. Making this salsa recipe requires no prior knowledge or experience in cooking. By following these instructions you can make this salsa on your own in less than 45 minutes. So what are we waiting for, let’s get started making our salsa so we can enjoy our hard work later.
 
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Step 1: Gather What you Need

For this recipe you will need:

Ingredients:
     • 1 Red Bell Pepper
     • 1 Jalapeno
     • ½ White Onion
     • 3 Large Cloves of Garlic
     • 1 Handful of Cilantro
     • 42 ounces of Canned Tomatoes
     • 1 Lime
     • Salt
     • Crushed Red Pepper

Utensils:
     • Oven
     • Aluminum Foil
     • Cutting Board
     • Large Kitchen Knife
     • Can Opener
     • Blender/Food Processor
     • Bowl

 

Step 2: Place the Red Bell Pepper and Jalapeno on Aluminum Foil

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Place the red bell pepper and the jalapeno on the aluminum foil and set on the bottom oven rack.  Turn the oven to broil. Warning: Ovens produce heat quickly so when handling the red bell pepper and jalapeno be careful to not touch inside of the oven.

Note:  For this recipe we want the red bell pepper and jalapeno to be ‘Fire Roasted’ so we will place them in the oven to perform this task. Broiling consists of cooking directly under heat so on your oven it only turns the top burner on and cooks from this heat, in contrast to regular cooking which cooks by heating up the air inside the oven. You will need to check on the red bell pepper and jalapeno approximately every 5 minutes rotating them to a new side when one side has blistered.

Love salsa with roasted veggies. Think I'll be trying this with fresh tomatoes, instead of canned. Looks delicious!!!

Thank you ;)

Beth
920334 years ago
I love good 'hot' salsa.The medium salsa in jars at the store is mild to me with not much taste to it. I 'did' find one great one, though...at Wal-Mart...thick and kinda hot for it's mild brand on the label. I'll give this one a try...like 'em hot and thick. Perhaps more jalapeno, garlic, onions and hot sauce added to it?. Hmm? there's a great joke on this hot stuff tasteoff. Too bad we're limited to only 500 characters here, otherwise you'd love reading it. :-
ChrysN4 years ago
That looks delicious, I'm craving some now.
scoochmaroo4 years ago
Great pictures!