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Salsa Fresca

This is a fairly "hot" version of a salsa. To cool it down a bit, don't use as much of the Chipotle Peppers.

Nuke the limes for 30 seconds prior to juicing to help them release their juice.

If you want a saucier mix, you could add a little Enchilada Sauce, or BBQ Sauce to the finished Salsa. Just don't add to much because you don't want it to be too saucy.

Cilantro is a funny herb, in that people have either a love it, or hate it, felling about it. I've found that I'm safer if you leave it out.

  • 4 Ripe Plum Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1/2 Each Red Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Each Jalapeno Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, minced
  • 1 Large Green Bell Pepper, minced
  • 3 Medium Charlie Peppers, for "HOT" version
  • 2 Tablespoons Butt Kickin' Blacken, SouthWest Blend, to taste
  • 8 Cilantro Sprigs, Chopped, Optional
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 4 Medium Limes, juice and zest
  • 1 Cup Chipotle Chile Canned in Adobo, optional
  • Salt and Pepper, To Taste

1. Seed the peppers so they won't be too hot. I usually use a mix of hot peppers to give extra flavors, each is distinct.

2. Finely mince all of the ingredients, and combine them in a large bowl.

3. To make a saucier Salsa, add either 1 can of the Chipotle Chiles, chopped, one small can of Enchilada Sauce, or a little of your favorite BBQ Sauce to the mix. I like it without, because it has a fresher taste, but the addition of a little sauce makes for easier dipping with chips.

4. This is better made the day before, because the flavors will have a better chance to blend together.

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I just save the leftovers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. It'll last for 2 or 3 days if stored this way, then it will begin getting too soft.

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