I use 2-3 seeded chili peppers for mild salsa. And use 3-4 seeded chili peppers plus as many as 4 additional peppers with the seeds intact for hot salsa. If using chili peppers with the seeds intact, only add one at a time. The heat from peppers can vary widely!
Appetizers & Sides, Snacks & Treats
Servings: 6 cups
medium ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered
or other sweet onion
garlic, roughly chopped
red bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
parsley or cilantro, or combination of both
limes, for juicing
hot chili peppers
based on desired heat
Sprinkle tomatoes with 1 tsp salt and put them in a colander over the sink for 5-10 minutes to drain some of the water from the tomatoes. Add all ingredients, including the remainder of the salt and the juice from the limes, to the food processor.
Pulse ingredients in the food processor, including seeded hot peppers, until desired texture and consistency is reached. If you are using hot chili peppers with the seeds intact, add them one at a time and test for heat. Adjust salt to taste.