Firecracker Salsa

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This simple recipe for salsa is inspired by the Big Tex Urban Farms initiative currently overseen by the State Fair of Texas. By utilizing farm-grown tomatoes, it adds a fresh taste to this classic recipe. We hope you enjoy!

Jim Carter

Plano, TX

2nd Place – Tex-Mex Food


3 T. Salt

4 T. Olive Oil

4 T. Apple Cider Vinegar

12 C. Whole Peeled Tomatoes

1 med. Onion

3 cloves garlic

1 bunch cilantro

2-3 each: jalapeno & Serrano

1-2 Habanero peppers

2 med. Cucumbers, peeled

6 c. watermelon

Juice of 1 or 2 limes


Use food processor in batches on all ingredients and mix together. Serve with chips and enjoy!


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