Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Salsa 2015 !!!

Almost exactly 2 years ago, I posted my recipe for "Millenial Salsa" that I have been making since the year 2000.  Today, I came up with a new recipe after looking at the recipes from 2 friends and adding my own experience.  This is just called ~

SALSA 2015




Here is how I did it.  You will need a 2 gallon stainless soup pot.

The following ingredients are minced in a food processor.

2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 whole bulb of garlic, peeled of course
20 smallish Jalapeno peppers, stem ends removed
4 cups minced yellow onions

Put all of that in the pot and then add ~

8 teaspoons sea salt
3 Tablespoons chili powder
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
3/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cups lemon juice (I used bottled)

Next, you will chop fresh tomatoes, coarsely, in the food processor.  I only used "grape" tomatoes, because that's what I had. Roma tomatoes would be an excellent choice.  It took about 1/3 of a bushel.  Put them in the pot until it is nearly full.

Carefully bring it to a simmer, stirring often.  Add ~

4 small cans of tomato paste and stir well.  Heat through.

I processed all of this in pint jars for 40 minutes in my steam canner.  (A water-bath needs the same time.)

I got 15 pints.  Here are some of them:



It's very good.  Of course, you can play with the recipe according to what you have on hand, but do add the vinegar and lemon juice at least.

Enjoy!



10 comments:

  1. Lots of salsa! :) I just posted a recipe using the cherry tomatoes salsa, but you can use any type of salsa. It is another of my grandma's recipes. But is is very popular in my country. Regards!

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  2. I can almost smell it burbling away!

    I just recently made an easy Spanish rice recipe I found online by adding a cup of salsa with the cooking liquid when making rice. I was a little skeptical but it turned out really good!

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    1. That sounds really interesting. So... you substitute some salsa for some of the water, or add it in addition?

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    2. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups rice to 2 cups broth/water and 1 cup salsa. You can saute the dried rice with some diced onions before adding the liquid/salsa to give it extra flavor. Very easy and good!

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    3. Thank you. It sounds so nice. I will try it!

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    1. :) I hope you will let me know how you like it!

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