Salsa

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Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is supposed to prevent cancer, especially of the prostate, stomach, and lungs. Add the salsa to avocado and it makes a great guacamole. A friend and I adapted this recipe from recipes #39006, #7947, and #1078.

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  • add   1 (4 ounce) can chopped mild green chilies
  • add   4 cloves garlic
  • add   1/8 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • add   1/4 cup finely chopped fresh spicy globe basil
  • add   1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • add   2 large jalapeno peppers
  • add   1 small vidalia onions
  • add   1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • add   2 tablespoons honey
  • add   1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • add   3 lbs tomatoes
  • add   1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • add   1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • add   1 ripe avocado (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add tomatoes and scald for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Submerse immediately in a bowl of cold water and ice and let sit for a few minutes.
  5. Remove skins and discard.
  6. Remove stem core and discard.
  7. Cut tomatoes in small chunks and discard seeds and juice.
  8. In a large pot, add all ingredients.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Over medium-high heat, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  11. Strain off any excess liquid.
  12. If desired, puree half the batch to make a smooth salsa.
  13. If desired, add 8 tablespoons of chunky salsa to a ripe avocado to make guacamole.