Dorothy's Salsa

If you've ever had the chance to enjoy Dorothy's Salsa and wished you had the recipe here it is. Thank you Dorothy for being so willing to share it with everyone.

You can make it hotter by adding more jalapeno peppers and you can also add some hot sauce.
Another variation is to add some canned black beans or corn . . or both.

I'm giving you the half recipe which is just about perfect for a party.

Dorothy's Salsa
4 cups diced fresh Roma Tomatoes . .(one package at Costco)
2 cups diced green peppers . .(I mix them up a bit with orange and yellow)
1 cup of finely chopped white onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (I just do a whole one here)
2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
Mix together . . .
1 cup vinegar
1 can of tomato paste (I use the garlic added or herb added)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
a small handful of fresh chopped cilantro. (according to your taste)
That's it. It takes a bit of time to chop it all up but then it keeps in the refrigerator for a week at least. If you can't use it all up, just freeze it in small bags and use it in recipes.
On the weekend, we grilled quesadillas and served this salsa and some guacamole with it.
A perfect summer evening casual dinner idea.

It's pouring cats and dogs here today. Yuck. Yesterday, I looked outside just before lunch to see that Indee had complelty unpotted one of my pots. Just as the flowers were beginning to fill out, they are back to square one. Oh Indee.

Have a wonderful day my friends.


  1. Thank you for the recipe. Vic loves salsa.. I'm always looking for that 'perfect' recipe.

    It's raining cats and dog??
    It's not raining here and hasn't rained this morning at all. In fact it looks like the sun is trying to come out!

    Have a wonderful day !

  2. OH! That looks really good! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Well this is worth lugging my printer out of the closet for :)
    thanks for sharing

  4. That salsa looks so good. We so enjoy salsa and chips so will have to try that one this summer!
    Haven't been on my blog for a while as I'm now on facebook, and boy, is that addicting!!!

  5. I used to make homemade salsa back in California. I'll have to give you recipe a whirl once the home grown tomatoes hit the farmers market here.
    Congrats on correctly solving the statue puzzle this morning.
    And if really is "raining cats and dogs", tell Indee you're going to throw her in the air and catch the next door that comes down. That ought to scare her straight.

  6. Amazing salsa ... I can attest to that! I brought it to work once and everyone went crazy for it.

  7. Hi again Lovella,
    I posted a jicama and avocado salsa recipe with a link back to your salsa recipe. Just wanted to let you know...

  8. Oh wow!! Does this ever sound GREAT!!! I've been in search of the perfect salsa for years- I'll bet that adding that little smidge of sugar does it!!!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    Mrs. U

  9. Thank you for sharing your recipe. We love salsa here...honestly I think it is an addiction~

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted


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