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Salsa Queen Recipe

Joy is our resident salsa queen -- having won several awards for a variety of salsa that she has made.  Salsa is an amazing dish - -it allows flavor to a dish with out adding calories. 

Just a warning- this is Joy's basic recipe-- her award winning recipes have some secret ingredients in them.  But there are a lot of ingredients you can add to any salsa-

Salsa falls into the tradition of fresh vegetables mixed with fruits to add great flavor to a dish and allows a good mix of vitamins.

Here is Joy's basic recipe -- and from this you can experiment:

2  28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes (Trader Joe's ground tomatoes work well)
6-8 yellow peppers (usually next to jalapenos in stores).  Do not take the seeds out
1/2 sweet onion (white onion not yellow--- on the west coast Walla Walla sweets)
6 ounces canned diced green chillies
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
1/2 tablespoon of salt (or more to taste)
1/2 bunch cilantro (mostly leaves, but some stems)
a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice

Chop the vegetables and blend with tomatoes and spices. Chill at least three hours.  This is a mild salsa that works well with anything.

With all salsa it is best to add the vegetables one at a time to get the consistency.

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