Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"It's Because People Like to Say Saaalza" Salsa

Since moving to the south, finding a good salsa has been an issue. Every restaurant here serves the same “out of the jar” stuff they CALL salsa. It is NOT salsa. So…I made my own. Again…I found a recipe that sounded good-ish then modified it. My family loves it and we go through tons of it. This recipe makes quite a bit so if you don’t “drink” it like we do, you can make the batch then freeze part of it for later. It’s got a smoky kick to it and is not HOT…but is very flavorful. I really hope you think it’s as tasty as we do.

"It's Because People Like 
to Say Saaalza" Salsa

All made and ready for dippin'!!

4 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes (If you can find Hunt’s Fire Roasted USE THEM!!)
1 12-ounce can whole jalapeños…tops cut off, sliced and seeded
1 medium onion – rough chopped
2 – 3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke
2 tablespoons dried cilantro
2 teaspoons salt

In a food processor, put the jalapenos, onion, garlic, vinegar, Liquid Smoke, cilantro, salt and two cans of the tomatoes. 

Pulse until all ingredients are well chopped and blended. Pour into a large bowl. 

Place remaining two cans of tomatoes in food processor and pulse them until well chopped then add them to the bowl with the first batch. 

Mix well with a large spoon. 

You can eat it right away but it’s better if it sits overnight in the fridge.

Now...the reason I mix it in two parts is because my food processor will not hold everything. If you have a large food processor then you are in luck, my friend!!

Here is the beginning of a very tasty salsa 
Here's the beginning of a very tasty salsa

All made and ready for dippin'!! 
All made and ready for dippin'!!

And because I have the most awesome husband ever who made me these cute labels, here is the salsa in a give-away jar! 
And because I have the most 
awesome husband ever who 
made me these cute labels, 
here is the salsa in a give-away jar!


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