ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Party Ready Chips and Salsa

Updated on November 6, 2019
lani81 profile image

As an athlete and mother of two young children, Lani is always looking for new ways to present her family with tasty and nutritious meals.

Garden fresh homestead salsa
Garden fresh homestead salsa | Source

A little story:

Even before I began to city homestead, I was making different varieties of homemade salsas. What I like most about this recipe is, it healthy, it's easy, and it's tasty. If you have to buy all of the ingredients from the store, it may not seem cost-effective. You will get a lot of bang for your buck but nothing like the flavor and financial triumph of growing the ingredients yourself. The recipe that follows suggests cooking and canning but this is only one option. For immediate enjoyment, use the same ingredients and process without the cooking. You will have an equally tasty, equally healthy, and equally satisfying snack, hors d'oeuvres, or side dish.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
My food processorCanning tools
My food processor
My food processor | Source
Canning tools
Canning tools | Source

What you will need:

Food processor
Large Pot
Canning Tools

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Fresh picked tomatoes, garlic chives, and other herbsTomatoes, cilantro and other herbsChopped onions and minced garlic
Fresh picked tomatoes, garlic chives, and other herbs
Fresh picked tomatoes, garlic chives, and other herbs | Source
Tomatoes, cilantro and other herbs
Tomatoes, cilantro and other herbs | Source
Chopped onions and minced garlic
Chopped onions and minced garlic | Source

Ingredients:

8 Cups Blended tomatoes
1 Cup Fine chopped Jalapenos, onions and cilantro
2 Tbsp Ground cumin, chili powder, chipotle seasoning, tumeric, sea salt
5 Tbsp Minced garlic
1/2 Cup Lemon juice
1/2 Cup White vinegar


Chips:
Corn tortillas
Oil
Frying Pan or deep fryer

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Salsa in the potTomatoes in the processorPrepping jalapenosProcessed tomatoesProcessed cilatro and garlic chives
Salsa in the pot
Salsa in the pot | Source
Tomatoes in the processor
Tomatoes in the processor | Source
Prepping jalapenos
Prepping jalapenos | Source
Processed tomatoes
Processed tomatoes | Source
Processed cilatro and garlic chives
Processed cilatro and garlic chives | Source

Let's get started:

  1. Add tomatoes to your food processor until you have 8 cups.
  2. Add jalapenos to your food processor until you have 1 cup and do the same with your onions.
  3. Add all 8 cups tomatoes and each single cup of diced onions and jalapenos to a large pot.
  4. Set heat to medium and bring the pot to a slow boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and bring the pot to a slow boil for about eight minutes.

Prepare for canning:

  1. Fill a large canning pot to about 2 inches shy of the top, set burner to high and bring water to a steady boil.
  2. Wash your jars and lids and place in boiling water for at least ten minutes.
  3. Once jars are sterilized remove and fill immediately to within 1/4 inch of the brim.
  4. Attach the lids; make sure not to close too tightly. Air still needs to escape during the canning process.
  5. Place filled jars on canning rack and lower into boiling water. Let jars boil for at least 10 minutes even if you hear a POP!
  6. Using your extraction tool, remove the jars. Using a dry towel, tighten the lids and place upside down to cool.
  7. Once jars are cool enough to touch with your hand, flip over and check your seals. Make sure the tops do not move when the rings are removed and off any salsa that may have escaped during the canning process.

If you're not interested in canning it all and would like to enjoy some sooner rather than later then keep reading. Homemade tortilla chips are perfect for this salsa in cooked of fresh form. Let's make some chips.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Fried tortilla chipsQuartered tortillasDeep frying tortilla chips
Fried tortilla chips
Fried tortilla chips | Source
Quartered tortillas
Quartered tortillas | Source
Deep frying tortilla chips
Deep frying tortilla chips | Source

Chips:

  1. Cut tortillas into fourths or eighths.
  2. Heat oil
  3. Test oil by placing a corner of tortilla in oil and check for fast-rolling bubbles.
  4. When the oil is ready place tortillas in oil and shuffle once every minute until tortillas are as crunchy as you would like.
  5. Remove chips from oil and place on draining rack, a metal colander, paper towel or cloth towel to drain excess oil and allow chips to cool.

Canned Homestead Salsa
Canned Homestead Salsa | Source

Rewards

I absolutely love this recipe fresh chopped and cooked. Both varieties are full of flavor and nutrition. I hope this salsa provides an addition to your diet that is as healthy for you as it is flavorful. I have several variations of this recipe that I will feature in future articles. For now, please explore and discover this recipe and share with me your thoughts on what you like and don't like about it. Thank you so much for reading.

Great for every kitchen:

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor
The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

My all-time favorite cookbook since becoming more conscious about my eating and especially since becoming a mother. This cookbook is not only beautifully done, but it is informative and engaging. It does not present a huge number of new recipes but does an excellent job of showcasing how to modify your favorites to be healthier without losing flavor or the joy of enjoying a meal you have always loved.

 
Around the World in 450 Recipes
Around the World in 450 Recipes

I have had this cookbook for almost 20 years, and it is so much fun — one of the easiest and cheapest ways to experience other regions and different cultures. Food is one of the most tangible and relevant representations of culture, and this cookbook gives the average household the opportunity to experience the world through its food.

 

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Lani Morris

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • lani81 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lani Morris 

      7 weeks ago from Seattle, WA

      I love salsa!

    • Eurofile profile image

      Liz Westwood 

      7 weeks ago from UK

      This is a great idea and it's so versatile.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)