Orley’s Homemade Salsa Recipe & Chicago Cutlery Knife

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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.

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Cutting tomatoes for Homemade Salsa Recipe

 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
Cutting tomatoes for Homemade Salsa Recipe
Cutting tomatoes for Homemade Salsa Recipe
  •  Dice peppers (you may hot hot peppers for a spicier recipe)
picture of Cutting peppers for Homemade Salsa Recipe
Cutting peppers for Homemade Salsa Recipe
  •  Chop green onions
  • Dice red onion
  • Chop cilantro
Cutting Cilantro for Homemade Salsa Recipe
Cutting Cilantro for Homemade Salsa Recipe
  • Combine above 5 ingredients
  • Stir in seasoning
  • Chill
  • 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.

picture of Homemade Salsa Recipe
Homemade Salsa Recipe

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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