• Salsa Mix in a Jar

    Make your own zesty salasa mix in a jar! Make salsa instantly with just a couple teaspoons of this delicious mix and a can of tomatoes, perfect for unexpected guests!

    You'll Need:
    1 1/2 cups dried cilantro
    1 teaspoon garlic powder (more to taste)
    1/2 cup dried chopped onion
    1/4 cup dried red pepper flakes
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon pepper

    Measure all into ziploc bag, seal & shake to combine.
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    Spicy Salsa
    Combine the following, mix well: Chill 1 hour to let spices mingle.
    2 tablespoons salsa mix
    10 oz can Mexican-style tomatoes.

    Serve with tortilla chips.

    Salsa Spread
    2 tablespoons salsa mix
    1. Chopped Tomatoes
    1 cup softened cream cheese

    Combine Mix, tomatoes, Cream Cheese, chill 2 hours. Serve with Chips/Crackers/Veggie Sticks.
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    Comments 4 Comments
    1. jj2020's Avatar
      jj2020 -
      this salsa is amazing! I do have a question though, do you buy dried cilantro or dry cilantro after you buy it and how? I found one jar of cilantro, and used parsley for the rest of the recipe, it turned out great, would appreciate any feedback, thanks
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Normally I grow my own cilantro (it spreads really rapidly & is super easy to grow!) and dry it in my food dehydrator. You can also dry your own in the oven (at 200F) on cooking racks set onto cookie sheets. Here's a complete how to dry your own herbs.

      I have, on occasion, found cilantro at Aldi's for $1.00 per 2 oz container and also at Big Lots for $1. I'm not sure if you have either of those stores near you or not.

      Cilantro grows VERY well in small pots indoors on a windowsill. It's a very tolerant plant and smells very nice too. (Well, I guess the jury is out on this one, I LOVE the smell of it, dh thinks it smells like Feet!).
    1. jj2020's Avatar
      jj2020 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FreebieQueen View Post
      Normally I grow my own cilantro (it spreads really rapidly & is super easy to grow!) and dry it in my food dehydrator. You can also dry your own in the oven (at 200F) on cooking racks set onto cookie sheets. Here's a complete how to dry your own herbs.

      I have, on occasion, found cilantro at Aldi's for $1.00 per 2 oz container and also at Big Lots for $1. I'm not sure if you have either of those stores near you or not.

      Cilantro grows VERY well in small pots indoors on a windowsill. It's a very tolerant plant and smells very nice too. (Well, I guess the jury is out on this one, I LOVE the smell of it, dh thinks it smells like Feet!).
      Thanks, I do have an Aldi's, I checked there, ours dosn't have it. But I'm going to try growing some of my herbs, it gets alittle expensive buying them. Thanks for all the input!
    1. maddelena's Avatar
      maddelena -
      Can you sub all or part of the cilantro with parsley? I do not like the taste of cilantro, it is bitter tasting.


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