Jacquie's everyday salsa

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient

4 oz tomatillos

2 lb tomatoes

1 c onion -- chopped

½ c green onions -- chopped

1 TB garlic -- minced

½ c canned green chiles

½ c jalapeno chiles, some seeds : removed

2 ts ground red chile

½ ts ground cumin

½ ts salt

½ c minced cilantro

3 TB white wine vinegar

Soak tomatillos in warm water and remove dry husks. Dip tomatoes in boiling water for 30 sec. or hold over a gas flame and char. Remove skins and squeeze out seeds. (I ignored this and just opened a large can of stewed tomatoes.)

ROUGHLY puree everything. Simmer in an open 2 quart saucepan for 5 minutes to blend flavors and help preserve the salsa. Salsa keeps well. If you want salsa even hotter, just add more jalapenos or keep more seeds. (I didn't have jalapenos, so just added some cayenne and some tabasco to taste. I also found that about a tablespoon of lime juice was nice.)

Obviously not a gourmet recipe. But it turned out very nice, and solves the problem of what to do with the other 90% of the cilantro I buy every week or two. From: rec.food.cooking - tobis@... (Michael Tobis)

Source: Healthy Fiesta by Jacqueline Higuera McMahan (Olive Press, (heh) POB 194, Lake Hughes CA 93532) (1990) Recipe By : Healthy Fiesta by Jacqueline Higuera McMahan

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