This recipe is lovely because once you get the hang of the salsa making process, you will soon realize it is hard to “mess it up”! You really need 4 base ingredients and the rest is optional! TOMATOES, ONIONS, GARLIC, CILANTRO!
5-7 tomatoes, cleaned and quartered
2 peppers washed and cut into chunks (optional)
1 onion chopped into chunks
3 cloves garlic
1⁄2 cup cilantro
1 leek or bunch of scallions trimmed and chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp salt
1 hot pepper (optional)
Juice of one lime (optional)
Preparing and cleaning the veggies is the hard part.....the next step is simple!
Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of the a food processor and pulse several times (until you have a semi chunky mixture). Once it is well blended place the mixture in a sauce pan, or pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit in a jar or container at room temperature before cooling overnight in the fridge. Serve with chips! Or as a sauce for tacos or burritos.
You can use a vinegar instead of lime juice. Add some honey or sugar to make a sweet salsa. And for spicy salsa add some hot peppers too!
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