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Authentic Mexican Basic Salsa

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Serves 2 cups | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

Very easy, and fresh! You can increase the amount of tomatoes and decrease the amount of peppers for a more mild salsa- I only used 1/4 of the anaheim pepper and no jalapenos, and this made a mild salsa- very good and looks and tastes like something you would find at a Mexican restaurant.

Add avocado to the salsa to make a guacamole

Ingredients You'll Need

2 large, red ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 garlic clove peeled
1 Anaheim green chili, seeded and cut into thirds
3 green onions, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz canned chopped green chilies
1 to 3 whole jalapeños, deveined and seeded (Optional to taste)
1/4 cup fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup ice water


Char the tomatoes over a gas grill or under the flame of a hot broiler for a few seconds, turning them until the peel blisters. Slip off the peel, and the flesh will still be firm. Remove the green stem core and cut the tomatoes in half vertically. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds.

In the food processor, turn the motor on chop first and drop in the garlic, cilantro, green onions and jalapeños into the bowl of the food processor to chop for just a few seconds.

Turn off the motor and scrap down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula.

Add all the remaining ingredients from the tomato salsa recipe, tomatoes, Anaheim chili, the chopped green chilies, olive oil and lime juice . Process with brief pulses to reach the desired texture, somewhere between a chow-chow relish and a textured puree.

You want to see bits of all the vegetables through out the salsa.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Pour into a serving bowl and allow to season for approximately one hour.

Just before serving mix in the 1/4 cup of ice water to cool the salsa.

Serve with tortilla chips, enhance your favorite chicken recipes, fish, barbecue beef, or with beans wrapped in a tortilla.

Make this great tomato salsa recipe then blend with mashed Avocado to make a fantastic guacamole.

This healthy homemade tomato salsa recipe is great with everything.

Since you will not have any left, storing is not a problem.

Makes about 2 cups

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