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Salsa that people eat

posted in Food on June 28, 2005

Not exactly revolutionary, but damn good salsa. I'm OK with you using canned tomatoes, but Soon Bok will be angry. It's your decision. Don't be afraid.


If you can find good tomatoes that don't require you to leave your left arm, soul and firstborn at the checkout stand, they definitely improve the freshness of the salsa. It's also best if you let the salsa sit for a few hours to blend the flavors. I can never do it, but maybe you can.

  • 2-3 ripe tomatoes, artistically chopped
  • or 1 16oz can of ORGANIC tomatoes, cheapass!
  • half-bunch of scallions, chopped with glee
  • buttload of cilantro (say, 1/3 cup?) coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 onion, deliciously diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, manically minced (rub your eyes immediately after chopping)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • or 1T apple cider vinegar
  • 1tsp sugar if tomatoes aren't so hot
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp salt (or to taste)
  • dash o pepper
  • my mom likes to add meat from 1 mango

Chop, combine, let sit (or not, wuss), and eat! Don't forget to rub your friends' eyes also after chopping that jalapeno!

3 comments on this entry

Thanks Nate! I enjoyed both these home-made foodstuffs when you made them for me in New York. Now I can make them MYSELF! WOO!

Alec 6/29/05

Krautqueen recipe:
I always add chopped green chilies (anaheims) but usually from the can (sorry, Soon Bok) because they have that roasted taste and I only have an electric stove.
I made it once without them and it was really "missing something". I never use garlic or sugar or cumin--have to try them!

mom 7/10/05

The salsa sounds good. When I make mine, I roast the peppers and garlic in a dry pan on the stove, or on my grill. Try scotch bonnet peppers. They are hotter, but they taste fruity. Plus, much better to rub your friends eyes with. I grow my own habeneros just for that reason.

Ron Carlson 7/31/05

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