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I made some salsa in the Vitamix blender because I had some friends coming over to watch Game of Thrones. I started with the recipe for California Salsa that was in the Vitamix Whole Food Recipes book. I modified it to suit my taste. I prefer lime juice and Serrano peppers (when available). I also enjoy my salsa a little on the hot side, so I'm sure to add some of the pepper seeds to the salsa.
6 tomatoes, quartered
1 small onion, halved
1/4 cup of cilantro leaves
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 jalapeno or Serrano pepper with some seeds (to taste)
Salt to taste
OPTIONAL: Throw in a husked, quartered tomatillo in step 1 and add fewer tomatoes at that time.
- Place onion, cilantro leaves, lime juice, and 1-2 tomatoes in the blender. Secure the lid.
- Select variable 1.
- Turn the machine on and quickly increase to variable 5.
- Blend about 20 seconds. Use tamper as needed.
- Reduce speed to variable 3 and add the remaining tomatoes. Use tamper as needed.
- Blend approximately 10 seconds or until tomatoes are chopped but still chunky.
- Refrigerate to let flavors blend.
- If you like mild salsa, do not use seeds.
- Keep extra tomatoes on hand in case you make the salsa too hot. They can be used to water the salsa down.
- Roma tomatoes with seeds removed seem to make the salsa less foamy.
- If you salsa is foamy, just chill for an hour or so before serving.