We grow an abundance of tomatoes every year in our garden so that we can make salsa – and lots of it! This is just one of the many recipes that we’ve prepared since receiving our Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives this month. If you have ever made home-made salsa, you know it takes a lot of time cutting up all of the ingredients. You can’t throw tomatoes through a food processor to chop them! Plus, add to it peppers, onions, and cilantro! It’s a lot of chopping. That being said, this is an easy recipe to make. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Orley’s Homemade Salsa Ingredients
- 7 cups diced tomatoes, seeds and juice removed
- 2 large green or red peppers, diced
- 1 large green onion or 3 small green onions, chopped
- 1/2 large red onion, diced
- 1/2 bunch or about 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 TBSP chili powder
- 1 TBSP cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Orley’s Homemade Salsa Directions
- Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds and juice, dice
- Dice peppers (you may hot hot peppers for a spicier recipe)
- Chop green onions
- Dice red onion
- Chop cilantro
- Combine above 5 ingredients
- Stir in seasoning
- Enjoy with tortilla chips!
Obviously, making home-made salsa takes a lot of time due to all of the prep work of cutting the vegetables. I can honestly say that using Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives cuts down the prep time on this and many other recipes.
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro
I am thinking about throwing out all of our old knives. Since we received 3 Chicago Cutlery Knives last month, they are the only knives that my husband and I use in the kitchen. I go out of my way to use the Chicago Cutlery, even if it means washing a dirty one, while bypassing my old knives. Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives are made with ultra-sharp, Japanese steel blades that slice through anything.
Besides chopping up vegetables, the Chicago Cutlery® DesignPro knives are superior at cutting everything from filleting steaks to dicing chicken to slicing fresh baked bread.
I like to fillet chicken breasts so that they are thinner, making them quicker to cook for fast weeknight dinners. I sliced through a partially frozen chicken breast today with my Chicago Cutlery Chef Knife. I was so easy, taking no effort at all on my part. The knife did all the work. Plus, I felt confident in handling the knife and filleting the chicken because of the innovative grip that is designed to actually guide your hand to the best position for cutting. It’s a weighted handle that really gives me confidence in cutting. This is especially important when making a cut like filleting.
Later, I used the cleaned knife to slice the corn right off the cob for my daughter. This is another tricky cutting situation that could end in a cut hand if not done properly. It was a cinch. Like I said, I’m getting really comfortable and like the reliability of my new Chicago Cutlery Knives and will probably toss out my old knives, which really aren’t that old!
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