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Party Salsa Recipe

Party Salsa Recipe

My husband's mom, Connie Swanson, prepared a big batch of this pretty and zippy salsa to serve at our wedding reception. It's very special and fresh-tasting. There's no need to peel the tomatoes since they're so finely chopped.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water

Directions

  • 1. In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the first 12 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into salsa. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes; cool. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 30 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.