Salsa in the raw

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    The colorful results of a 10-minute harvest in my garden.

    Added 09/12/06: This is currently the most interesting photo on Flickr with the tag "mexicancuisine."

    SuziJane's Kickass Salsa Cruda
    4 large firm ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    8 tomatillos, husked and chopped (or use 4-6 small green tomatoes)
    2 large bell peppers, seeded and chopped
    4 fresh banana peppers, seeded and chopped
    4 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
    2 red or yellow onions, peeled and chopped
    4 to 6 garlic cloves, crushed, peeled and chopped
    1 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
    Juice of 1 fresh lime
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1 tsp. sugar
    1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    1 to 2 tsp. salt

    Combine all ingredients in a glass container. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. May be stored for 2-3 weeks in refrigerator. Makes about 4 cups.

    To upgrade to Suzi's Killer Salsa Cruda, add 2 habanero peppers, seeded and chopped, and use white onions instead of yellow. Serve with Mylanta chaser. :>)

    Meatbag, SorinPetcu, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. GangaSunshine 105 months ago | reply

      Hey SuziJane I love this spicey hot photo!!!!

    2. jen.barnes 104 months ago | reply

      Great Photo, and thanks for the recipe!

    3. billadler 104 months ago | reply

      Great colors -- this is a terrific photo to look at.

    4. Sunshine Hanan 102 months ago | reply

      cool shot, love the colours and display :)
      from the Theme of the Week Group

    5. bom_de_ver 102 months ago | reply

      It´s look good!!

      from the Theme of the Week Group

    6. confident_realm 87 months ago | reply

      I love this image. I will use it as a model for my new series based on peppers with your permission of course. I was aiming to paint a series of just peppers for the kitchen but the tomatoes work very well in this image.

    7. 427 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mis en Place, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Found in a search. (?)

    8. confident_realm 84 months ago | reply

      Thanks Suzi! I painted 6 pepper inspired works so far and your Salsa in the Raw was my greatest inspiration.

    9. noe_carrillo 83 months ago | reply

      a very good harvest!
      would look much better with just a little more tweak on saturation. i think that's what the reds are for (as viewed from my monitor) : ). try zooming in as well. eliminate spaces of the base for a more compact look.
      not bad, but not for the pool.
      NO today.
      3 yes votes and you may post this to the main pool. goodluck!
      The Jurors Group

    10. Emanuele Minetti 83 months ago | reply

      dear, it is really difficult to create something new in still-life, and you in my opinion today failed. The reason is the composition, the color's treatment, and not a perfect "mood" ...
      Sorry, today a NO from me for the main pool

    11. SuziJane 83 months ago | reply

      Noe and Nene, thank you very much for your suggestions. However, I personally dislike over-saturation of colors in photos of nature, so that is a tweak I do not use. I deliberately allowed the white background to show through because, in my opinion, it emphasizes the vibrance of the colors.

      Again, I appreciate your time and critiques.

    12. helmet13 83 months ago | reply

      Well, I think I can follow your intention. But I also would like to see more brilliance of the colors here. May be that sound a bit conservative when I say: I would choose a much more contrastive background - much darker or a bright white. Sorry, but a NO for me this time.

    13. NowPublic 81 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: Jalapeno peppers Test Positive for Salmonella, Tomato Salad for Everyone.

    14. Reel Nomad 80 months ago | reply

      Looks good, love the colors.

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