Recipe by Cecilia D
"I just throw this together, but it is very popular and requested at potlucks. Serve with tortilla chips."
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chopped fresh cilantro
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
fresh lime juice
salt to taste
As written I would have to give this a four but I added some stuff that I thought brought it up to 5*s. I used 7 roma tomatos (pureed 2 of them), used a whole vidila onion, added 1 c. of corn & 1 c. of black beans (drained & rinsed), I didn't seed the jalapeno & I also added one habanero (I did seed it). At the end, hubby & I argued as to whether it needed a bit of sugar or vinegar, I won the arguement & we added 1 tbp. plus 1 tsp. of white wine vinegar... this really helped bind the flavors together & strangely enough, seemed to add the bit of sweetness my hubby thought it needed. I think we may have just made the best salsa ever!
This is a good basic salsa...now if you really
want to make it a California salsa you need to add
at least one avocado and do not use so much garlic, unless you are looking for a Gilroy taste.
Gilroy, California is known for its garlic every-thing...garlic perfume, garlic ice cream etc.
Lets just stick to our basic salsa. Buen provecho !!!
This is quick, easy and delicious!
Hint though. After chopping the tomatoes, I drain them in a collander for a while to eliminate some of the excess liquid.
This is the same recipe I have been making for ages. Everyone loves it, and there is never enough, no matter how much I make. The great thing about it is that you can simply adjust the amounts of the different ingredients to make it the way you like. I like it spicy, so I throw the seeds in with the peppers. Also, red onion works really well in this.
OUTSTANDING recipe. I let it sit over night so let the ingredients meld together and man oh man was this salsa wonderful. I will make it again and again. Thank you Cecilia D for sharing such a greatrecipe with us.
This Salsa turned out GREAT!! I did add a fresh green bell pepper from our garden and used 6 tomatoes. I only used a 1/4 cup of cilantro, to make it to my familiys' taste. Thanks for the recipe!
Too much cilantro....if I try it again, I will definitely cut back!
ICK! Too much cilantro and too much garlic. I ended up throwing it away. Basic idea is good, just reduce cilantro and garlic so it isn't so strong.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fresh California Salsa
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 1
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