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Tomatoes Are Going And Football Is Arriving!

SalsaOK…the tomatoes are disappearing from the garden and football season is upon us in the living room. I don’t know about your place, but this is salsa and corn chip time at my place!

Yes I know….there is a whole bunch of seeding, chopping, and coring involved with fresh homemade salsa, but what if you could make a salsa in less than 10 minutes that is fresh, tasty, and looks great ? Well, you can! Thanks to the folks over at “Cooks Illustrated” (my favorite subscription) you can…here’s the recipe. BTW, the sterling standard for canned tomato anything, in my estimation, is “Hunts” products.

One-Minute Tomato Salsa

Makes about 3 cups

Hunt’s makes our favorite diced tomatoes. For five-minute fresh tomato salsa, substitute 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped, for the canned tomatoes in step 2. Don’t forget to briefly drain the salsa after you’ve processed it.

1/2 small red onion , peeled and quartered
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup drained jarred pickled jalapeños
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 garlic cloves , peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes , drained

1. PULSE VEGETABLES Pulse onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice, garlic, and salt in food processor until coarsely chopped.

2. ADD TOMATOES Add tomatoes and pulse until combined, about three 1-second pulses. Place salsa in fine-mesh strainer and drain briefly. Transfer to bowl. Serve. (Salsa can be refrigerated in airtight container for 2 days.)

There you have it….hope this makes a great football snack for you…or for that matter a snack of any kind for whatever occasion!

Posted Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by by admin, under Tomato Recipes.

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