Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Salsa of all Salsas

And this picture is exactly why I'm not a food blogger, y'all.

Ok, so not really about the "salsa of all salsas." When it comes to salsa, different strokes for different folks, you know? But this particular recipe is my favorite, so I'll share it with you anyway. It's a thicker style rather than watery and it has a rich, tomato-y taste as well as a kick of black pepper. You can modify the peppers to use more or less banana peppers or jalapeno peppers (swapping with green peppers) to change the heat. I would say it's medium as is, although if you leave the seeds in the jalapenos that might take it up to hot. Enjoy!

Amy's Mom's Salsa (gotta give credit where credit is due, haha!)

12 cups diced tomatoes
4 cups diced peppers (1 cup banana,1 cup jalapeno, & 2 cup green pepper)
2 cups diced onions
2 tsp red pepper seasoning (crushed red peppers)
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
6 tsp salt
3 6-oz cans tomato paste
2 tsp cumin
3 tsp black pepper
Combine all ingredients and boil 5 min.

This is how many containers it filled for me-- the smallest container is a 2 cup bowl
so you can see it makes quite a bit! The 'measuring cup' is actually a large mixing bowl (8 cups, maybe?)


  1. Yay!!!!!!! I'm so excited to try this sometime!!! How long do you think it keeps in the fridge? And your comment about the picture makes me smile. You know, once upon a time, I planned to make a post about how I'm not a food blogger and "These pictures will cure all insta-envy!" because I do not take stellar, food-blogger pictures. But I wound up forgetting to put all the pictures together in one folder, and I don't know if I have the discipline or desire to hunt them down on my computer :P

    1. That's a great question...I'm still eating it three weeks later. I think you could freeze it too, I've tried that in past years and it just gets a little more watery.

  2. This looks so delicious!!!! Definitely going to be making this one!

  3. As the Amy mentioned, I can say that this is the best salsa! :-)