Month: August 2014

Jalapeno, red jalapeno, hot portugal and hot cherry. Oka cheese and a Guinness for lunch!

Homemade Salsa Recipe

This is my recipe for making a great tasting tomato salsa. It's easy to make and even easier to eat. Makes about 5 x 500 ml mason jars. Ingredients: 8 cups chopped tomatoes (seeds and juice removed) 2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper 8 jalapeño peppers (you can add a hotter variety of pepper for more heat*) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 can tomato paste 3/4 cup white vinegar 2/3 cup chopped cilantro, lightly packed 1/2 tsp ground cumin The tomatoes, peppers and onions can be chopped to the size you want depending on how chunky you want the salsa to be. Blanch, peel, seed and chop tomatoes.  When you chop the hot peppers up you should wear gloves. Combine tomatoes, onions, green pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic, tomato paste, vinegar, cilantro and cumin in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil gently, stirring occasionally, until salsa reaches desired consistency, about 30 minutes. Once you have all the ingredients cooking you can prepare the jars.  Place the mason jars on a …