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I just made this and it tastes pretty great! I don't know what Pappasito's is and have never had it, so I can't speak to how this compares, but the taste is definitely unique. <br/><br/>I second other reviewers who said that the oregano gives it a different flavor, but I was looking for something new this time so it's just fine for me. <br/><br/>I was surprised that it didn't have any acids though, and felt like it needed some. I added a splash of apple cider vinegar and squeeze of lime juice, maybe 1 tbsp. It tastes really good warm, but I'm going to chill it and see how it tastes cold for my picnic today. :)

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Melissa F. September 01, 2014

Great recipe !!! I like a bit more spice so I use 2 poblano peppers and 2 Jalapeno peppers. Recently I decided to change it up a little bit. I placed tin foil on the grill and sprayed it with butter flavored pam, I took the tomatoes, the onion cut into 6 chunks, the peppers cored and seeded and placed everything on the foil. I lightly drizzled some bell pepper italian salad dressing on the veges and slow cooked them for about 50 minutes turning them every 10 minutes until they were brown with some light charring. Since i doubled the peppers I used slightly heaping spoonfulls of the dry ingredients, everything else I do the same except I skip the water.....WOW this changes the taste by cooking it on the grill.....I love the original recipe but if you are looking to kick it up give the grill a try !!!!!

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mikegrp July 21, 2009

I thought this was pretty good. Closest recipe I have found to restaurant salsa. I did not find it to have an italian flavor and I used mediterranean oregano. I didn't have celery salt or a poblano pepper so I just omitted them. Also didn't have garlic salt so I used 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. salt, but I ended up adding additional salt afterward. I also found it not spicy enough so maybe I won't de-seed the jalapeno next time or use two. But I definitely will make this again, very good flavors.

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Addicted to Bread July 19, 2008

This is okay. It has a very italian flavor, much like a marinara sauce. The recipe doesn't state what type of oregano to use, so we will try it again using Mexican oregano. It was not hot at all and didn't seem much like Pappasito's. There are a lot of nice things about the recipe like the roasting of the peppers and tomatoes, we will continue to work with it by adding some vinegar and other more traditional ingredients. Thanks for posting Charmie!

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MommyMakes March 13, 2006
Pappasito's Salsa