Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Here's a recipe for a crowd. The fresh taste of this salsa has flavor far and beyond that of commercially prepared salsas. You may wish to use a food processer to shorten preparation time. Recipe from N.C. Farm Bureau.

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  • add   6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • add   6 tablespoons sugar
  • add   3 tablespoons dried cilantro
  • add   3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • add   3 medium green bell peppers
  • add   3 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce (for thicker salsa, add 2 cans tomato sauce and one 12 oz. can tomato paste, instead)
  • add   6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • add   1 (12 ounce) jar pickled jalapeno peppers
  • add   6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • add   2-3 cloves garlic
  • add   2 teaspoons salt
  • add   12 ripe tomatoes
  • add   6 medium onions


  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill to allow flavors to meld.
  2. This keeps several days in the refrigerator, but unused portions make a great basis for soup starter.
  3. Simply add some more chopped tomatoes, your favorite meat, vegetable stock, potatoes, etc.
  4. Adjust the liquid and spices to taste.
  5. Enjoy or freeze for later.