Homemade Salsa – Because People Like To Say “Salsa”

Whenever i hear the world “Salsa”, i think of that clip from Seinfeld.

Seinfeld aside, as an older teenager i discovered a serious love for corn chips and salsa. After dinner and before bed, i would sit in my bed with a jar of salsa and a bag of corn chips watching the TV show Scrubs (or sometimes Seinfeld). All those carbs before bed was probably not the best idea however surely it was better than scoffing chocolates and lollies.

Anyway my love for this snack has continued on however most store bought salsa has sugar in it. As Kel and i mentioned on our page, Food, we are trying to eliminate sugar from our diet. As much as i would love to eat it every day, salsa and corn chips aren’t an everyday food however when i do indulge myself it would be great if this snack was as guilt free as possible.

Homemade Salsa Recipe

Salsa 1

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 red onions, chopped
2 red chillies, finely chopped – i include the seeds because I’m not afraid of a bit of heat but it’s completely up to you
1 red capsicum, chopped
1 green capsicum, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1kg tomatoes, diced – you can use tinned if you don’t have fresh

Method

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan or pot – i used a large cast iron pot – over a medium heat

2. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for about three minutes. You want them to start to soften, not caramelise like when on a BBQ. Then add the chillies and capsicums and cook, stirring, for a further three minutes

3. Stir in the tomato paste and tomatoes and bring the mixture to the boil

4. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook for a further half an hour, stirring occasionally to keep it from burning on the bottom. It is ready when the capsicum is tender. Season with salt, black pepper and white pepper

If you aren’t eating the salsa all at once, you can store the excess in jars or takeaway containers and freeze. Alternatively you can jar them and ‘can’ them by boiling the jar until the lid reseals itself

Salsa 2Salsa 3

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10 thoughts on “Homemade Salsa – Because People Like To Say “Salsa”

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ My husband and i are a bit obsessed with the whole hessian/brown paper/twine look. You should have seen our wedding!
      Haha. So George wasn’t remiss in questioning why there wasn’t salsa on the table? In Australia you’re lucky if you get salt, pepper and sugar, let alone any condiments!
      I hope that when you get a chance to make it, you enjoy it as much as i do!

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      • please. we’re in the middle of europe and can’t get anything! i have to ask my mom to ship kraft paper so i can wrap gifts! i feel your pain. in my head, australia has the coooolest local shops, though.?. ‘hessian obsession’ yes, please.

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      • That sucks. However you can be all like, “So totally just took a day trip to France today and ate croissants under the Eiffel Tower”.
        I am grateful to live in Australia, i think it’s just that we’re so far away ideas from far places take awhile to implement!
        And depending where you go depends on the local shops. So yes, some are cool, some are not πŸ˜›

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