Tomato Salsa

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5-6 cups, about

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 jalapeno peppers, chopped,seeded if desired,to taste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped,as desired
  • 1 -2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped,according to your preference (I like lots!)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 -2 tomatillo, peeled,washed,and chopped (optional)
  • 1 (4 -8 ounce) canchopped mild green chili peppers, to taste,with or without brine
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped,with juice
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large plastic bowl.
  2. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  3. Let sit for about one hour at room temperature.
  4. Taste, and adjust any or all ingredients as desired; make it hotter or cooler, more cilantro, more garlicky, whatever!
  5. Let sit for another hour, and adjust the ingredients again.
  6. When you think it's just about the way that YOU like it, rewrite the recipe, and throw this one away!
  7. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours so that flavors can blend.
  8. Taste, and adjust ingredients again if you want to.
  9. You shouldn't have to, but your tongue may have been pretty numb by the time you finished doing everything in the previous step.
  10. This is a chunky salsa.
  11. If your like yours smooth, throw in a blender or food processor, and mush it up as much as you want.
  12. Serve with tortilla chips or on top of anything else that you want, tacos, enchiladas, rice, salad, cream cheese (with crackers), whatever!

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