Laura's Raw Salsa

Courtesy of Laura Curtiss I just love this salsa recipe! I took the one from the food preparation book that came with my Vitamix and modified it a bit. Also, the original recipe makes a LOT, and since it's fresh, it only keeps 1 day in the fridge and even then the taste changes a bit. I usually halve it, and still have leftovers, but it's worth it! The recipe below is what I've worked out for half.


1/2 to 1 c fresh cilantro, rinsed (I use about 1 cup)
1/2 medium purple (red) onion
3 large cloves garlic, peeled (or less, to taste)
Juice of 1 whole small lemon or lime
4 lg. Roma tomatoes, or 6 small, quartered
1-3 serrano chili peppers (depending how much heat you can take! Add more lemon or lime juice if it gets too hot.)
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tbs cold pressed extra virgin olive oil


Put ingredients in the order given into Vitamix or good blender.

Run on variable speed #5-6 on your Vitamix, or medium speed on any other blender, until ingredients are chopped to desired consistency. You can also make in a food processor. Do not over mix. Use anywhere you would a cooked salsa. Yum!

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