Introduction: How to Make Salsa

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My mother has made this salsa for as long as I can remember and it has always been my favorite. It really is the best salsa for anyone in need for a fast and easy recipe.  
This is a great addition to quesadillas, tacos, tamales, steak, or virtually anything you feel needs a little more spice.

Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment

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6 medium sized Tomatillos
3-4 California Chili Pods
7-8 Japanese Chili Pods
1 Tspn Garlic Salt
Salt as needed

These amounts can be changed depending on what you prefer the salsa to taste like. The California chilies add color and flavor, while the Japanese chilies that add the spice. Tomatillos help balance out the flavor and spice and thicken the salsa.


Cutting Board

Step 2: Prep

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Remove the stems from the chili pods. They can be ripped or chopped off. It's okay if some of the seeds fall out but make sure that the seeds don't completely fall out; this is what adds the flavor. 

Step 3: Prep

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Remove the leafy shells from the tomatillos and wash them. 

Step 4: Boiling

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Boil the tomatillos, California and Japanese chili pods together in a pot. 

Step 5: Blending

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When the tomatillos have turned yellow green blend them with the garlic salt. 

Step 6: Blending

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You'll know the California and Japanese chilies are done when their shells are soft and flimsy. They will have to boil longer than the tomatillos
Blend them with the tomatillo mix. 

Step 7: Just Add Salt!

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Taste your salsa and add salt as needed. Usually a dash will do. Congratulations! All that's left is to enjoy your salsa.


jamoreno84 (author)2014-12-04

It is as awesome as it sounds :)

susanchen2011 (author)2012-07-11

Easy and quick to make.

jessyratfink (author)2012-01-31

That's a really good combination of ingredients - sounds awesome! :D

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