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Jacquie's Everyday Salsa

Recipe from: Healthy Fiesta by Jacqueline Higuera McMahan

4 Ounces tomatillos
2 Pounds tomatoes
1 Cup onion,chopped
½ Cup green onions,chopped
1 Tablespoon garlic,minced
½ Cup canned green chiles
½ Cup jalapeño chiles, some seeds removed
2 Teaspoons ground red chile
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup minced cilantro
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Soak tomatillos in warm water and remove dry husks. Dip tomatoes in boiling water for 30 sec. or hold over a gas flame and char. Remove skins and squeeze out seeds. (I ignored this and just opened a large can of stewed tomatoes.)

ROUGHLY purée everything. Simmer in an open 2 quart saucepan for 5 minutes to blend flavors and help preserve the salsa. Salsa keeps well. If you want salsa even hotter, just add more jalapeños or keep more seeds. (I didn't have jalapeños, so just added some cayenne and some tabasco to taste. I also found that about a tablespoon of lime juice was nice.)

Obviously not a gourmet recipe. But it turned out very nice, and solves the problem of what to do with the other 90% of the cilantro I buy every week or two.


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