Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fresh Salsa

This is my favorite salsa ever. It makes a huge recipe, but in the summers after my mom would make a huge tupperware full, it was always gone in a couple hours--I think I could eat the whole thing if I had had the chance.
It is not traditional salsa--it isn't that hot, it isn't cooked, and it's really chunky. My brother who served his mission in Mexico always said that we actually shouldn't call it 'salsa'--but whatever it's called, it's good. I don't know if it's what you're looking for, Dalyce, but I thought I'd share it.

Fresh Salsa
30 Roma tomatoes (12 cups)
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 large white onion, chopped
Juice of 4 1/2 limes
Juice of 3 lemons
1 1/2 bulbs fresh garlic, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
3 serrano peppers, chopped (These are thin green hot peppers--I think jalapenos would work too)
3 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp cumin

3 comments:

Dalyce said...

thanks so much! I am excited to try it out....my next big Mexican meal I will definitely make it.

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

it's called pico de gallo, and it's WAY better than salsa :)
thanks for sharing!

Dalyce said...

I tried this today- I can see how you ate it all up so quickly!
I only made 1/3 the recipe but I am sure it will be gone soon.

I love these recipes that you can tweak to taste (I was too scared to add all the lime juice- maybe next time I'll go for it) and I love cilantro so I added- a LOT!! Thanks a lot for sharing.