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jenn's flavorful salsa

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Jennifer Parks
Riverside, CA

Everyone who's tried this salsa loves it. Even the batch that came out tasting bland to me, people were raving about it. After many tries I think I finally got just the right balance of heat and flavor.

★★★★★ 1
prep time 20 Min

Ingredients For jenn's flavorful salsa

  • 2 can
    tomatoes, stewed italian-style (or 6-8 fresh medium size tomatoes)
  • 1/2 lg
    yellow onions
  • 8 clove
    garlic (add more or less to suit your taste)
  • 1 bunch
    fresh cilantro
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • 1/4 can
    green chilis
  • 1
    jalapenos, fresh deseeded
  • 1
    serrano chiles, fresh deseeded
  • 1 tsp
    salt (add more to taste if needed)

How To Make jenn's flavorful salsa

  • 1
    I like my salsa to be more saucey and less chunky, so I put mine in the food processor or blender and pulse each ingredient as I add it tasting as I go to see if it needs more garlic or salt. For a more chunky version:
  • 2
    Drain tomato juice into a bowl and then chop up the tomatoes and then put them in the bowel.
  • 3
    Peel garlic cloves then dice with a sharp kitchen knife or mince in a blender add to tomato mix and stir.
  • 4
    Dice onion to desired size chunks. Stir into mix
  • 5
    Juice lime and add to mix and stir. (if you want to make a mild salsa only use half the lime juice and only use the green chilies)
  • 6
    Wash cilantro and chop with a sharp knife or pulse briefly in blender. Add to mix and stir.
  • 7
    blend up the can of green chilies and add to tomato mix stir. Add salt and taste. Add more salt as needed.If you like a very mild salsa stop here.
  • 8
    For more heat and flavor, put a few table spoons of salsa in the blender and add the deseeded jalapeno and Serrano. Add it to the salsa mix and taste. Add salt and more garlic as needed. This will give you a medium heat salsa. Little tingle on the tongue but you won't be drinking glasses of water with it either.
  • 9
    For more heat add more peppers, or add them with the seeds. If your salsa comes out too hot you can add more lime or lemon juice to counteract it. I highly advise tasting as you go when working with fresh ingredients as it will be a little different each time. I've used a single jalapeno before and ended up with a hot salsa and another time had 2 serrano chilies and 2 jalapeno peppers and it was a mild-medium salsa.
  • 10
    Have fun making and enjoy!