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The World's Best Salsa Recipe
Total time 20-30 mins
Prep time 20 mins
The recipe below is for those who like spicy foods. It is a quick and easy recipe that is great for a get together or party. It may not be the World's greatest salsa, but it is definitely my favorite.
If all of the ingredients are added, this salsa can pack quite a punch. However it can be tamed if you don't like the heat. What you will need:
- 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 red onion, fine chopped
- 1-2 cups of chopped fresh cilantro
- 7-9 Jalapenos, diced (3-5 for medium salsa, and 2-3 for mild)
- 2-3 Habaneros, diced (If you like the heat)
- 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 pinch of salt to taste
Pick the cilantro leaves from the stalk, then place the leaves in a separate bowl. The cilantro is crucial if you're adding all of the peppers.
Now you're ready to began. Start by emptying the crushed tomatoes into a large bowl. Chop and dice the jalapenos.. When dicing, you can add the seeds for extra kick. You may want to wear plastic gloves for this task. (When doing this, do not touch your eyes, nose or ears. I found this out the hard way).
If you are going all out, go ahead and dice up your habaneros. (You may want to grab some sour cream for a side dish, maniac!).
Next, chop and dice the onion. We use a rather large onion but everyone has their own preference. Add the diced onion to the Salsa.
You're almost there, finely chop the cilantro leaves and add to the salsa bowl. Combine with 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar and a pinch of salt. Stir the ingredients thoroughly and you're all set.
I'm not sure of the origin of this simple salsa. My wife made this one night when we first started dating and I knew our relationship was going somewhere. Combine this with her cookie recipe and I was a kept man. Enjoy.