Consider this version of fresh salsa to be "medium" on the heat scale. The recipe makes about 4 c. Keep it in the refrigerator.

Kay's Ohio Salsa


2 c. cored, peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c. seeded and chopped sweet peppers
1/2 c. seeded and chopped hot peppers
1/2 c. chopped onions
2 garlic cloves - chopped
1 tsp. chopped cilantro
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
3/4 c. cider vinegar
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste


1. Combine the tomatoes (pear types such as Roma or San Marzano work best), sweet pepper, hot pepper, onion, garlic and cilantro in a large saucepan.

2. Add the salt, paprika, cider vinegar and tomato paste.

3. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
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