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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chunky Salsa

Over Labor Day weekend I decided to make some fresh salsa.  There is nothing better than making your own.  This homemade salsa was a hit.  We had it with some tortilla chips.  I made it mild not too hot, but if you like a little kick then add as much jalapeno as you want. 

I wanted the salsa to be chunky and so I cut the tomatoes a little bigger.  Some people might say that this is more like Pico de Gallo.  Both have basically the same ingredients, except that salsa has more liquid than Pico de Gallo.  Salsa is what I set out to make..but I understand if you want to call it Pico de Gallo. 


1 1/2 Pounds tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch dice
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 large jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded and minced
1 small garlic clove, minced
2-6 tsp lime juice (2 limes)
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
sugar to taste

Set a colander inside a bowl and drain the tomatoes for about 20 minutes.  As the tomatoes drain layer onion, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic on top.  Shake colander to drain off excess tomato juice. Discard juice.
Transfer tomato mixture to bowl and add lime juice, salt and pepper and toss to combine.  Add sugar to taste and additional lime juice to taste before serving.

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