football saturday’s: homemade salsa

Homemade Salsa Rebecca Gordon Tailgating ButtermilkLipstickTailgate Fan Fare

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Fresh tomatoes, onion & garlic liven up the party in an instant.
This recipe makes a large batch so plan to dance the night away
after the big win.

Homemade Salsa
makes enough to feed a crowd

A handful of cilantro leaves
1 large garlic clove, quartered
1/4 of a medium yellow onion, quartered
1/2 of a fresh jalapeno, quartered
4 lbs plum tomatoes, quartered
1 Tbsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
The juice from 1 1/2 limes

Pulse the first 4 ingredients in a food processor.
Add the tomatoes & process until well blended.

Pour the salsa into a large bowl. Stir in salt, pepper, & lime juice.
Taste & adjust the seasonings… consider the salt level of the tortilla chips.

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{testing notes}

How To Gage The Heat Of 

The 411

Most of the heat from jalapeños come from the seeds & membrane.
Follow these tips to gage the heat of a bowl of fresh flavor.

Remove the seeds & the membrane.

Remove half of the seeds & add the membrane.

Add all of the seeds & add the membrane.

Add the entire jalapeño.


The Logistics

If you need an exact measurement on the cilantro,
a 1/4 cup will do.

Use any tomatoes you may have on hand…don’t feel locked in.

I have an extra large food processor.
Prepare in batches, if necessary.

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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6 Responses to football saturday’s: homemade salsa

  1. lindsey May 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    MY FAVORITE KNIFE EVER is the Henckels Utility – it is also on sale at sur la table (i think, could be w-s) right now. I recently bought my second one as many times between baby & adult meals- it is a two+ knife prep dinner time !

    • Rebecca May 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      I know! So, the editor over edited herself, b/c I had this point in there originally. I forgot to mention why it’s particularly “the bee’s knees” for this task…the design of the pointed tip.

  2. Cathy May 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Another great recipe! Thanks


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