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everyone was so helpful with my cookout inquiry that I thought I would pose another question (by the way, the cookout went really nicely).<br><br><br><br>
One of the things I made for the cookout required using a food processor. While I had my food processor out, I decided I'd improvise and make some salsa of sorts.<br><br><br><br>
I placed in the processor: 3/4 of a plain onion, 3 jalapeno peppers, 3 roma tomatoes, a couple cloves of garlic, salt and a bunch of cilantro.<br><br><br><br>
Sounds OK, right? wrong! It is the most terrible noxious stuff I've made in a while, almost bitter. It is green in color, and absolutely inedible. (I've tried a couple times).<br><br><br><br>
Still, all the ingredients were good and fresh, and I'm wondering how I can remedy this green mush and make it edible as I can't afford to waste all these good fresh ingredients. Any suggestions would be appreciated; I'm willing to try just about anything as I can't possibly make it worse than it already is.<br><br>
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sounds like you just need to add a BUNCH more tomatoes. 3 romas is not much....
 

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Sounds like all you need to do is make a really good guacamole and add the mixture to some fresh avacado's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I agree add some chopped tomato, don't process it anymore. It'll also add nice texture. Might also want to try adding a little cumin.<br><br><br><br>
Adding it to chopped tomatoes and mashed avocado might taste good too, a salsa-y guac. Try it, can't hurt right?
 

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actually thats exactlly how I make my guac. I add tomatos, onions and peppers, then add some salsa, usually just the canned stuff though.
 

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Yay! RichBeBe I hate cilantro too. Which would be no big deal, but I live in Southern California and get a whole lot of flack for it from my Hispanic friends. It tastes like ammonia. Bleh.<br><br><br><br>
Add more tomatoes though for a decent, standard salsa. And like others said, do not process any further. Just chop about four more tomatoes with a knife and add the mixture. That should save your ingredients and taste good too.
 

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there is a chemical in cilantro that some people can detect and others cant. if you can detect it you will find cilnatro tastes terrible if you can t you will love the stuff. thats the reason behind the love/hate cilantro thing.
 

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there is a chemical in cilantro that some people can detect and others cant. if you can detect it you will find cilnatro tastes terrible if you can t you will love the stuff. thats the reason behind the love/hate cilantro thing.
 

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I love cilantro.<br><br>
If you want to keep the salsa thing goin, definately need way more tomatoes, and cumin.<br><br>
you could make a chili with it. i put cilantro in my chili.
 

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I agree. 3 romas is not enough. I would have used 6-9+ (depending on the size of my jar) de-skinned and chopped.<br><br><br><br>
Cumin is the other thing that I would add (just like GHG and plntygood). Cumin adds a bit of smokey flavour along with a bit of heat which makes salsa soooo gooood. I usually put in about a teaspoon (whatever fits in the crook of my palm).<br><br><br><br>
I would have also put in some more garlic and the juice of a half lime. Sometimes, you need more juice, but start with a half and work from there.<br><br><br><br>
Also, when you say you put in a "bunch of cilantro", does that mean you put in the whole bunch (that you get in stores?) or does that mean that you just grabbed a bit and threw it in? I usually put in a small amount at first, (about the amount that I would cook if cilantro were spaghetti and I was making 1 serving only). If you put the whole wad in, you may need to break up your "mush" and use some for salsa and some for guacamole and some for anything else that requires what you have as a basis (like, chili....).<br><br><br><br>
plntygood - I have never heard of putting cilantro in chili but I can see how it would be really good. I love cilantro, I love chili and I bet the two together just rocks!
 
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