Intro: Traditional Hot Salsa
Salsa makes a good snack served chips for any occasion with lots of people. This particular salsa instructable makes alot of salsa, so be sure that you plenty of people to eat it!
While this salsa is rather hot and spicy, it is easy to change the ingredients to make it mild or medium.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 (14.5 oz) can of tomatoes, with juice
3 whole tomatoes
4 large clumps cilantro
4 large cloves garlic
2 jalapeno peppers (for milder salsa, use 1 jalapeno)
1 medium onion (use less for milder salsa)
½ teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 lime, juiced
Step 2: The Tomato Stuff
Cut your fresh tomatoes into large chunks.
Pour HALF of the tomatoes from the can with their juice into the blender. Leave the OTHER HALF in the can.
Step 3: The Rest of the Produce
Coarsely chop the garlic, as shown.
Remove the leaves of the cilantro from its stems, and throw the stems away. Its the leaves you want.
Cut open the pepper(s), and dump the seeds out. Then cut into smaller pieces.
Also prepare the onion, so that it looks like it does in the picture.
Throw all this prepared produce into the blender.
Step 4: Blend the Ingredients.
- Lime juice into blender, and the sugar and salt.
- Then Blend all the ingredients on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
Step 5: Blend a Second Time
Now that you've combined all the other ingredients, and pulsed them on medium speed:
Dump in all the fresh tomatoes and THE OTHER HALF of the canned tomatoes.
Pulse on LOW speed for a bit until the texture is coarse and chunky. I learned to do this the hard way, and pulverized most of the salsa....
Step 6: Done!
You can store your salsa in the fridge in an airtight container.
Take out to serve at parties, lunches, dinners, breakfasts, and whatnot.
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