Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 mins

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is supposed to prevent cancer, especially of the prostate, stomach, and lungs. Add the salsa to avocado and it makes a great guacamole. A friend and I adapted this recipe from recipes #39006, #7947, and #1078.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add tomatoes and scald for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Submerse immediately in a bowl of cold water and ice and let sit for a few minutes.
  5. Remove skins and discard.
  6. Remove stem core and discard.
  7. Cut tomatoes in small chunks and discard seeds and juice.
  8. In a large pot, add all ingredients.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Over medium-high heat, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  11. Strain off any excess liquid.
  12. If desired, puree half the batch to make a smooth salsa.
  13. If desired, add 8 tablespoons of chunky salsa to a ripe avocado to make guacamole.
Most Helpful

This is a good way to use up soft tomatoes, but the honey lost it for me. I guess I don't care for sweet salsa. I added corn and black beans to make it more colorful and my husband and our employee ate it up. Next time, I'll skip the honey.

Brandyberry May 08, 2006

Just the recipe that I needed - my tomatoes were a bit ripe so I didn't want to have a fresh salsa. I used 3 Jalapenos and cut the recipe in half - used 3 cloves garlic. The cilantro is a must Thanks Netgirl for posting the recipe — Nov 13, 2005

Bergy April 24, 2006