Sunday, July 8, 2007

Tomato Recipeshare: Salsa

For the summer months when we have too many tomatoes to eat, this is a fabulous homemade salsa!

32 tomatoes
4 onions
1 large can diced green chilis. (Look in the bulk foods section, can is about 8 inches tall)
1 Tbs plus 1 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 regular size spice bottle of cilantro
Vinegar to Taste (1/4 cup to 2/3 cup)

Blanch tomatoes & remove skins. Dice tomatoes & add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Cook & pour into pint size bottles. Hot water bath.

Tips & Tricks:
This is a relatively mild salsa. For spicier salsa you can add canned jalepenos or habanero peppers in addition to or in place of green chilis. If you replace chilis with spicier peppers, one small jar goes a long long way! Don't make the mistake of using a bulk size jar! My mom did that one year, and the salsa was spicy enough that in subsequent years she would use 1 quart of the jalepeno salsa to season an entire batch!

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