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Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? #5332810 01/26/20 02:29 PM
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Since the girlfriend has a big garden we make our own salsa with some jalapenos, garlic, green peppers, herbs and diced tomatoes and tomato juice and some corn and black or kidney beans. How about you folks? Sorry if I'm talking a lot about food by the way grin2

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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5332821 01/26/20 02:36 PM
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Why should you be sorry, you are IN the Food/Cooking/Beverage part of this site.

My go to, it has to be the Rojo version.

https://www.salsas.com/herdez/products/salsas/roasted-salsa-roja-medium/

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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5332828 01/26/20 02:45 PM
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I make my own in a Ninja blender, using this recipe:
https://www.ninjakitchen.com/recipes/search/0/all/100062/fresh-tomato-salsa/

The only other ingredient in addition to above is fresh minced garlic (about 2 cloves). All our friends love it. It goes well with ChiChi's original tortilla chips.

This past year the serrano peppers came from my own plant. Since serrano spice level can vary quite a bit, add more or less to taste.





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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5332830 01/26/20 02:48 PM
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No corn or beans in my salsa but yes I make it fresh when I have fresh cilantro, tomatoes, and peppers from the garden. I get the garlic, onions, and anything else from the store. I never want to bother with canning food so off-season I buy ready made salsa and if I'm feeling ambitious, may add store bought fresh ingredients, besides cilantro which I'd dehydrated from the past season, but it's nowhere near as good as fresh cilantro.

In recent years I've been experimenting with using less vinegar and more ascorbic acid (or sometimes lemon or lime juice) for pH reduction on batches I wanted to keep refrigerator stable for a few months, otherwise I prefer less (or none) added acid for a batch I'll eat within a few days.

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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5332832 01/26/20 02:51 PM
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Do you add cilantro? Cilantro is the secret ingredient....


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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: pitzel] #5332834 01/26/20 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by pitzel
Cilantro is the secret ingredient....

+1

I'm a huge cilantro fan.



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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5332853 01/26/20 03:10 PM
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I don't care for the corn or beans in Salsa. But Cilantro makes Pico de gallo and Salsa the real thing for me.


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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: pitzel] #5332890 01/26/20 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by pitzel
Do you add cilantro? Cilantro is the secret ingredient....


We do


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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5332891 01/26/20 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
I don't care for the corn or beans in Salsa. But Cilantro makes Pico de gallo and Salsa the real thing for me.



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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5333019 01/26/20 06:08 PM
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i like both home made and store bought salsa

i keep my home made simple with peppers, tomatoes, a little onion ans sometimes adding a touch of cilanto
garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper


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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: John_Conrad] #5333028 01/26/20 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by John_Conrad
i like both home made and store bought salsa

i keep my home made simple with peppers, tomatoes, a little onion ans sometimes adding a touch of cilanto
garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper



I or we have not tried adding some garlic powder; may try a dash of this. Thank You sir smile


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Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5333064 01/26/20 06:53 PM
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I've made it a couple times but didn't like it. Was too watery. I prefer the store bought kind that is has a thicker consistency but isn't chunky. I hate the texture of tomatoes.


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Get my salsa/pico de gallo at our local Vallarta mexican market. cheers

Re: Salsa, do you buy it or make your own? [Re: 53' Stude] #5333506 01/27/20 09:35 AM
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I have been making my own cooked salsa for some 45 years and it is in great demand from close friends. I grow my own tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, and herbs organically and put up about 50-100 pints each summer. We use it mostly on omelets, tortilla chips, and tacos. I also put up about 30 quarts of tomato sauce and 15 quarts of tomato soup each year. Needless to say I grow and lot of tomatoes!

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nice job tom nj.

when i was younger and gardened, i grew habañero peppers (besides jalapeño and everything else), one habañero pepper could yield a gallon of salsa!


good stuff


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