It's almost time to make salsa!

United States
July 26, 2008 1:41pm CST
My tomatoes, sweet peppers, jalopeƱos, and onions are almost ready, all I have to wait for are my tomatoes, some of them are ready but I will need a lot more to make a huge container of salsa!!! All I do is chop up the tomatoes, sweet peppers, jalopeƱos, and onions and put them in the container. I chop up some garlic as well, add the herb cilantro, and I squirt some lime juice on it when I am done. You can't forget a little salt and black pepper as well to give it some zest with the lime. It's so delicious. This year I have some yellow tomatoes to go with the red, so it will give it a different color. I love my authentic Mexican style salsa, mmmm, you guys should try it sometime. I can't wait to dip some corn chips in it, this is what makes my summer complete. You can make it your own and add things like guacamole, corn, black beans etc., but I like the simple Mexican style, less work and it taste great haha. You guys should definitely make some for yourself! Do you guys have any other way of making your salsa?
3 responses
• United States
26 Jul 08
It sounds fabulous! Do you worry about salmonella? Now they're telling us the tomatoes are OK, but the peppers are what makes so many people sick. Until that scare passes, I'm a little wary of taking a chance. If you have a little bit of fruit, put it in your salsa for a tiny spark of sweetness. Pineapple, mango, peach, or berries are all great. Use only a bit, or it will overwhelm the salsa. A friend of mine puts in a few yogurt-covered raisins, too. Experiment, and you'll find all sorts of variations.Have fun!
• United States
26 Jul 08
I am not worried about salmonella at all, the reason tomatoes have that is because we get them from other countries or fields with migrant workers that aren't given proper bathroom facilities. I grow all of my ingredients (except for the lime ) at home, so I won't have to worry about that at all! . I have had salmonella before though when I ate at a Denny's, the chicken had it; that was the worst sickness ever! But yes, I am pretty self sufficient when it comes to my fruits and veggies .
• United States
26 Jul 08
I am not worried about salmonella at all, the reason tomatoes have that is because we get them from other countries or fields with migrant workers that aren't given proper bathroom facilities. I grow all of my ingredients (except for the lime ) at home, so I won't have to worry about that at all! . I have had salmonella before though when I ate at a Denny's, the chicken had it; that was the worst sickness ever! But yes, I am pretty self sufficient when it comes to my fruits and veggies .
• United States
26 Jul 08
I'm envious! I seem to be unable to get anything to grow well around my house, except for a few weeds that seem to have global conquest in mind! Growing them yourself lets you know exactly what you have Enjoy!!!
@brimia (6585)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Now that's fresh. How wonderful to grow all your own ingredients...I bet it's delicious. I usually make some with my dad's tomatoes and buy the rest of the ingredients at the store. I love salsa and guacamole. We eat it at least once a week.
@snowy22315 (78224)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I have all the above ingrdiendts except for the sweet peppers. I might end up making salsa this year. iwas hoping to make tomato sauce with my tomatoes but I'm not sure if I am going to have enough ripe at the same time to make it. They are kind of small anyway. I will make a decision later on.