Mild Salsa Recipe

Delectably Mild Salsa Recipes for the Days You Wanna Go Light

A salsa is a sauce made from red plump tomatoes and some spices, to be used as a dip for starters and snacks. Presented in this Tastessence article are a few easy recipes that you will enjoy making as well as eating.
The word salsa is derived from the Latin word sal, meaning salty. Traditionally made using the mortar and pestle, one can now use high speed blenders to make them. Salsa is mostly very spicy, and generally meant for those with a strong stomach. But the taste is so good, that new variants of peppers or a lesser amount is being used to make a milder version. Given below are recipes for mild salsa dip that you can enjoy if you have a low tolerance for spice.

Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

Ingredients
  • Ripe diced tomatoes, 25 oz.
  • Jalapeño, ¼ slice (finely chopped)
  • Garlic, ¼ tsp. (minced)
  • Onion, 1 tbsp. (diced)
  • Fresh cilantro, 1 tsp.
Blend all ingredients together, until it reaches a smooth sauce like consistency.

Salsa Without Onions

Ingredients
  • Ripe tomatoes, 4
  • Garlic, 3 cloves
  • Cumin, ¼ tsp. (ground)
  • Chili powder, ½ tsp.
  • Lime juice, 1½ tbsp.
  • Fresh cilantro, ¾ cup
  • Green poblano pepper, 1
Place the whole poblano pepper and garlic cloves on a baking sheet and place the sheet on a pre-heated oven. Broil, until pepper and garlic cloves are well-browned. In a blender, place all ingredients along with the roasted pepper and garlic, process until you get a chunky sauce like texture.

For Canning

Ingredients
  • Tomatoes, 4 (chopped)
  • Jalapeño peppers, ¼ cup (de-seeded, finely chopped)
  • Onions, 2 cup (chopped)
  • Oregano leaves, 2 tbsp.
  • Lime juice, ¾ cup
  • Cumin, ½ tbsp. (ground)
  • Garlic, 4 cloves (finely chopped)
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
Blend all ingredients, and pour it in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil, and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Pour the hot salsa in a sterilized jar, screw the lid tightly, and place it in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes. Wipe jar rims dry and store it in a cool dark place.

For Freezing

Ingredients
  • Stewed tomatoes, 15 oz.
  • Tomato, 1 (diced)
  • Onion, 1
  • Chili sauce, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a saucepan, and bring it to boil. Set aside, let it cool and put it in a blender to make a rough mince. Make batches and freeze. Every time you want to use a batch, thaw the salsa and heat it up. Use after it cools down.

While making salsa dip that is mild to taste, make sure you use good red tomatoes, fresh or canned. Use fresh chilies or peppers wherever possible, to get that fresh flavor in your salsa dip. You can try to make a green colored salsa too, just substitute red tomatoes with green ones.