Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Why This Recipe Works

We set out to solve the problem of watery salsa with our salsa recipe, trying numerous techniques before stumbling upon one that worked: draining diced tomatoes (skin, seeds, and all) in a colander. Next, we fixed the spotlight on the suppo...

Why This Recipe Works

We set out to solve the problem of watery salsa with our salsa recipe, trying numerous techniques before stumbling upon one that worked: draining diced tomatoes (skin, seeds, and all) in a colander. Next, we fixed the spotlight on the supporting ingredients in a typical salsa recipe, choosing red onions over white, yellow, and sweet onions for their color and flavor; jalapeño chiles over serrano, habanero, and poblano chiles because of their wide availability, slight vegetal flavor, and moderate heat; and lime juice over red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, or lemon juice for its authentic flavor.

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Tex-Mex FavoritesSeason 6, Ep. 602

Tex-Mex food needn’t be bland, greasy fare. When made right, these dishes can be quite fresh tasting. In this episode we look at a few of our favorite Tex-Mex dishes: tomato salsa, quesadillas, and be...