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Old 07-16-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Salsa from canned tomatoes

I had a craving for some salsa tonight so I whip up some using canned diced tomatoes and it turned out really good.

1 standard size can Hunts Diced tomatoes
Some red onion
1/2 jalapeno.....seeded and deveined
Lime juice from 1 lime
2 cloves of garlic....minced
small bunch of chopped cilantro
S & P to taste

Personally, I'd of used more jalapeno but DH doesn't like things really spicy.

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:04 AM   #2
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I used canned toms for my salsa too. It's just so easy. I make mine basically like yours but I also add red chile powder for spiceyness and chunks of avocado. yum. Maybe I'll make some soon.
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
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I rarely use canned tomatoes to make salsa, but why not?
One of my favourite salsa recipes is (almost) the same as above - but with half a cup of toasted, ground peanuts or pepitos (sunflower seeds) added and a dash of Mexican Chile. It's called Pipian - boy is it good!
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:51 AM   #4
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Since my tomatoes are ready yet I decided to use the canned tomatoes in place of it. Granted I could of went to the store and bought some vine ripened but I was thinking, "What if this was winter and there weren't fresh tomatoes available". So thats why I used them. You can bet I'll be using my fresh ones when they ripen.

I'll have to give the chile powder a try next time. DH isn't big on avocado unfortuntely.
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Unless my garden tomaotes are ripe, I use canned tomatoes for everything. They are way better than supermarket tomatoes.

I make salsa with canned tomatoes year round and it's very tasty.

Try roasting your peppers and garlic and onion, it gives the salsa a nice smokey taste.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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Unless my garden tomaotes are ripe, I use canned tomatoes for everything. They are way better than supermarket tomatoes.

I make salsa with canned tomatoes year round and it's very tasty.

Try roasting your peppers and garlic and onion, it gives the salsa a nice smokey taste.
Oh.....I bet that would be good. I'll def. have to try that also....thanks for the tip.
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Canned tomatoes in salsas are good too. With a tad of corn syrup or sugar to balance the acidity you can have a great tasting sauce. Roasting the peppers and veggies are a MUST for every salsa. Try adding some smokey chipotles and roasted poblanos for a greater tasting sauce. Enjoy!
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I'd have to make 2 different batches if I used those Dina.......DH isn't into spicy food too much. But then again I am so why am I depriving myself..... .....must be love
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My little ones don't eat much spicy food either so I use about 1/4 poblano and one dried SEEDED chipotle. Not spicy at all-only a tangy, amazing flavor!
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I had a craving for some salsa tonight so I whip up some using canned diced tomatoes and it turned out really good.

1 (14.5oz) can Hunts Diced tomatoes
1/4 small red onion, finely diced
1/2 jalapeno.....seeded and deveined
Lime juice from 1 lime
2 cloves of garlic....finely minced
small bunch of chopped cilantro, chopped
S & P to taste

Personally, I'd of used more jalapeno but DH doesn't like things really spicy.
I decided to try a different kind of tomatoes last night when making this. I like this better than the above.

1 (14.5oz) can Hunts Diced Tomatoes with Mild Green Chilis
1/4 small red onion, finely diced
2 tsp lime concentrate (plastic bottle shaped like a lime)
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
small bunch of chopped cilantro, finely chopped
Kosher Salt & Freshly Cracked Black Peppe to taste........good pinch and several grinds of freshly cracked black pepper. Mix, taste and add more S & P if needed.
Mix together and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour to let the flavors blend.

NOTE: The limes at the store were awful so I had to use the concentrate. But if fresh limes are available I'd use those.
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